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

Lunch at The Rivertown Café.

12 May @ 12:30 pm
Kaiapoi

Line Dancing

13 May @ 9:30 am
Birkdale

Migrants Meet and Share

13 May @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

13 May @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

West African Drum Classes

13 May @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

14 May @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

14 May @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

14 May @ 10:00 am

Book Club

15 May @ 10:00 am
Takapouna

Diversi-tea

15 May @ 10:00 am
Castor Bay

Book Group

17 May @ 7:30 pm
Oamaru

English Conversation Club

18 May @ 9:30 am
Oamaru

Walking Group

18 May @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

18 May @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Badminton

18 May @ 6:30 pm
Gore

Line Dancing

20 May @ 9:30 am
Birkdale

Migrants Meet and Share

20 May @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

20 May @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

West African Drum Classes

20 May @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

21 May @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

21 May @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

21 May @ 10:00 am

Book Club

22 May @ 10:00 am
Takapouna

Diversi-tea

22 May @ 10:00 am
Castor Bay

English Conversation Club

25 May @ 9:30 am
Oamaru

Walking Group

25 May @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

25 May @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Badminton

25 May @ 6:30 pm
Gore

Line Dancing

27 May @ 9:30 am
Birkdale

Migrants Meet and Share

27 May @ 10:30 am
Oamaru

Chat Morning

27 May @ 11:00 am
Rangiora

West African Drum Classes

27 May @ 6:30 pm
Birkdale

Diversi-tea and Coffee group

28 May @ 9:15 am
Auckland

Walking Group.

28 May @ 9:30 am
Rangiora

Coffee Group

28 May @ 10:00 am

Friday Night Drinks

28 May @ 5:30 pm

Book Club

29 May @ 10:00 am
Takapouna

Diversi-tea

29 May @ 10:00 am
Castor Bay

Dinner at Costas.

29 May @ 5:30 pm
Christchurch

English Conversation Club

1 June @ 9:30 am
Oamaru

Walking Group

1 June @ 1:30 pm
Oamaru

Buddy English Classes

1 June @ 5:45 pm
Oamaru

Badminton

1 June @ 6:30 pm
Gore

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.