Events and Activities

Dance, Walk, Bike or just go for Coffee

Below are the many & varied events scheduled by Newcomers Networks around New Zealand, you are sure to find something that suits you!

What's on around the country

Migrants Meet and Share

4 March @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

4 March @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

Night Riders

4 March @ 6:00 pm

West African Drum Classes

4 March @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

5 March @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

5 March @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

5 March @ 10:00 am

Sunday Walk – Pylon Track

7 March @ 8:30 am
Cromwell

Social Bike Ride

8 March @ 1:00 pm

Chat Evening.

8 March @ 7:00 pm
Rangiora

English Conversation Club

9 March @ 10:00 am
Oamaru

Walking Group

9 March @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

9 March @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Morning Tea at Julie & Albert’s

10 March @ 10:30 am
Rangiora

Migrants Meet and Share

11 March @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

11 March @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

Night Riders

11 March @ 6:00 pm

West African Drum Classes

11 March @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

12 March @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

12 March @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

12 March @ 10:00 am

Sunday Walk

14 March @ 8:15 am
Cromwell

Book Group

15 March @ 7:30 pm
Oamaru

Coffee & Connections

16 March @ 10:00 am
Nelson

English Conversation Club

16 March @ 10:00 am
Oamaru

Walking Group

16 March @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

16 March @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Migrants Meet and Share

18 March @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

18 March @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

West African Drum Classes

18 March @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

19 March @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

19 March @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

19 March @ 10:00 am

Dinner at The Better Half Kitchen & Bar.

20 March @ 6:30 pm
Leithfield

English Conversation Club

23 March @ 10:00 am
Oamaru

Lunch at The Office Cafe.

23 March @ 12:30 pm
Waikuku Beach

Walking Group

23 March @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

23 March @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Typical events

  • Coffee groups event icon

    Coffee Groups

    Join one of our regular groups for coffee and conversation with other newcomers.

  • Pot Luck Meals event icon

    Meals

    Many of our groups love to share meals including pot luck dinners and restaurant meals.

  • Drinks event icon

    Drinks

    Come out with us for a few drinks and get to know new people.

  • Walk to Coffee event icon

    Walk & Coffee

    First go for a walk, then end up at a nice venue to enjoy refreshments and engaging conversation.

  • Exercise & Yoga event icon

    Exercise & Yoga

    Lots of different outdoor activities & sports, these can include, yoga, gardening, and other activities.

  • Racket Games event icon

    Racket Sports

    Join us for some badminton, table tennis, squash or other racket based sport activity.

  • Ball Games event icon

    Ball Games

    Come along to a football festival or other ball game related events and activities.

  • Crafts, Sewing & Knitting event icon

    Sewing, Knitting & Crafts

    Join a sewing, knitting or craft group.

  • Community event icon

    Community Event

    Newcomers groups often attend community events together, for example market days or multicultural events and celebrations.

  • Quiz Night event icon

    Quiz Night

    Want to try you hand at general knowledge and have some fun.

  • Entertainment & Movies event icon

    Entertainment

    These activities can vary from movie nights, quiz nights & concerts.

  • Picnic event icon

    Picnics

    Come along to a picnic at a beach, park or at a communal event.

  • Kids Activities event icon

    Kids Stuff

    These can include playgroups and picnics.

  • Bus Trips event icon

    Bus Trips

    Some Newcomers Networks organise group bus trips.

  • Learn English Event Icon

    Learn English

    Join a conversational English class.

  • Meditation event icon

    Meditation

    Calming and centering contemplation or meditation in a Newcomers group setting, for wellbeing and grounding.

  • Community events icon

    Community Events

    Our groups sometimes attend community events together, including multicultural events and celebrations.

  • Dance event icon

    Dance

    Come along and dance!

  • Cycling event icon

    Cycling

    Love your bike? Join us for some fun cycling and biking!

  • Walking event icon

    Walking

    Join a walking group and get to know the area while you make new friends.

  • Swimming event icon

    Swimming

    Some of our groups have women’s only swimming sessions, or it might be a fun swimming group.

  • BBQ event icon

    BBQ

    A popular activity with many of our newcomers groups. It usually means bring your own food & drink, if it’s a barbeque you would usually bring food that can be cooked on the barbeque.

  • Cooking event icon

    Cooking

    Sharing cooking & recipes from different countries is a very popular way to meet new people.

  • Theatre event icon

    Theatre

    Come to the theatre with us.

  • Books event icon

    Books

    Reading groups, book groups and library activities.

  • Writing & Poetry event icon

    Writing & Poetry

    Join in to discuss writing and poetry, share and be inspired.

  • Music event icon

    Music

    Let's make some music!

  • Conversations event icon

    Chat & Conversation groups

    Join us for chatting and conversation in an informal setting.

  • Womens Groups event icon

    Women's Groups

    Activities specifically for women.

  • Seniors event icon

    Seniors

    Activities more suited to elderly newcomers only.

  • Board Games event icon

    Board Games

    Feel like playing chess, chequers or other board games?

  • Bonfire event icon

    Bonfires

    West Coast newcomers like getting together around a bonfire at the beach sometimes.