Napier Newcomers Network

About us

Hawke’s Bay is large enough to have a vibrant, energetic community and small enough to care. We hope you enjoy our cities, take part in our community celebrations and settle happily in our country.

The Hawkes Bay Newcomers group has regular meetings in Napier & Hastings, we would love you to join us!


Join Napier Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Heather

Kia ora

I was born in the South (of New Zealand) and after 15 years overseas I returned to New Zealand, and, more specifically, Hawke’s Bay. Living and working in other countries has helped me understand what culture means and has led to my interest in ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) teaching. It has also meant that I have often been a Newcomer – either to a country or, in the case of my own country) to a region.     I am delighted to be part of the Newcomers Network assisting with activities and connections.

The Newcomers Network here in the Bay organises activities and links you into different groups and initiatives. We are happy to help you meet others who share your interests and to make connections. Please join us, we would LOVE to meet you!



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Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


Volunteers and donations are the life blood of our organisation.