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
English for Everyday Living – Intermediate/Advanced24 November @ 9:00 am
Walk with us!24 November @ 10:00 am
English Conversation Club24 November @ 10:00 am
English for Everyday Living – Beginners/Elementary24 November @ 11:00 am
Te Reo Maori Classes24 November @ 12:30 pm
Pot Luck Lunch at Richard’s.24 November @ 12:30 pm
Birkdale Grow your own food Course Series 124 November @ 1:00 pm
Walking Group24 November @ 1:30 pm
Takapuna Summer Fun Pre-school Play (FREE)25 November @ 10:00 am
Walks in Nature25 November @ 10:00 am
Leisure Walk & Coffee Group25 November @ 10:00 am
Coffee Morning25 November @ 10:30 am
Rural Network (Zoom)26 November @ 9:30 am
Birkdale “Boomerang bags and more” sewing circle26 November @ 9:30 am
Migrants Meet and Share26 November @ 10:30 am
Te Reo Maori Classes26 November @ 10:30 am
Chat Morning.26 November @ 11:00 am
Night Riders26 November @ 6:00 pm
West African Drum Classes26 November @ 6:30 pm
English for Everyday Living – Intermediate/Advanced27 November @ 9:00 am
Birkdale “Global Friends” coffee group27 November @ 9:30 am
Walking Group27 November @ 9:30 am
Coffee Group27 November @ 10:00 am
English for Everyday Living – Beginners/Elementary27 November @ 11:00 am
Friday Night Drinks27 November @ 5:00 pm
Birkdale Newcomers Book Club28 November @ 10:30 am
Sunday Walk Group29 November @ 8:30 am
International Connect Group – Christmas lunch and cultural celebration29 November @ 1:00 pm
Takapuna Summer Fun Pre-school Play (FREE)30 November @ 10:00 am
Newcomers Morning Tea30 November @ 10:30 am
Birkdale Grow your own food Course Series 2 (FREE)30 November @ 1:00 pm
Social Bike Ride30 November @ 1:00 pm
English for Everyday Living – Intermediate/Advanced1 December @ 9:00 am
Walk with us!1 December @ 10:00 am
English Conversation Club1 December @ 10:00 am
English for Everyday Living – Beginners/Elementary1 December @ 11:00 am
Te Reo Maori Classes1 December @ 12:30 pm
Birkdale Grow your own food Course Series 11 December @ 1:00 pm
Walking Group1 December @ 1:30 pm
Takapuna Summer Fun Pre-school Play (FREE)2 December @ 10:00 am
Leisure Walk & Coffee Group2 December @ 10:00 am
Coffee Morning2 December @ 10:30 am
Rural Network (Zoom)3 December @ 9:30 am
Birkdale “Boomerang bags and more” sewing circle3 December @ 9:30 am
Migrants Meet and Share3 December @ 10:30 am
Te Reo Maori Classes3 December @ 10:30 am
Chat Morning.3 December @ 11:00 am
West African Drum Classes3 December @ 6:30 pm
English for Everyday Living – Intermediate/Advanced4 December @ 9:00 am
Birkdale “Global Friends” coffee group4 December @ 9:30 am
Join one of our regular groups for coffee and conversation with other newcomers.
Many of our groups love to share meals including pot luck dinners and restaurant meals.
Come out with us for a few drinks and get to know new people.
Walk & Coffee
First go for a walk, then end up at a nice venue to enjoy refreshments and engaging conversation.
Exercise & Yoga
Lots of different outdoor activities & sports, these can include, yoga, gardening, and other activities.
Join us for some badminton, table tennis, squash or other racket based sport activity.
Come along to a football festival or other ball game related events and activities.
Sewing, Knitting & Crafts
Join a sewing, knitting or craft group.
Newcomers groups often attend community events together, for example market days or multicultural events and celebrations.
Want to try you hand at general knowledge and have some fun.
These activities can vary from movie nights, quiz nights & concerts.
Come along to a picnic at a beach, park or at a communal event.
These can include playgroups and picnics.
Some Newcomers Networks organise group bus trips.
Join a conversational English class.
Calming and centering contemplation or meditation in a Newcomers group setting, for wellbeing and grounding.
Our groups sometimes attend community events together, including multicultural events and celebrations.
Come along and dance!
Love your bike? Join us for some fun cycling and biking!
Join a walking group and get to know the area while you make new friends.
Some of our groups have women’s only swimming sessions, or it might be a fun swimming group.
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.
Sharing cooking & recipes from different countries is a very popular way to meet new people.
Come to the theatre with us.
Reading groups, book groups and library activities.
Writing & Poetry
Join in to discuss writing and poetry, share and be inspired.
Let's make some music!
Chat & Conversation groups
Join us for chatting and conversation in an informal setting.
Activities specifically for women.
Activities more suited to elderly newcomers only.
Feel like playing chess, chequers or other board games?
West Coast newcomers like getting together around a bonfire at the beach sometimes.
FIND EVENTS NEAR YOU
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