Laughter Clubs around Aotearoa / New Zealand

Here is a list of the Laughter Clubs we know about.

  • If you run a Club that is open to the public please notify us of the details and we will be very happy to list it.
  • If you cannot find a Club in your area, why not attend a Leader Training workshop and start your own?
  • Club names in brackets () are currently in recess. Regular sessions have been suspended but feel free to contact leaders and encourage them to start again – to meet up for a laugh, to arrange a session or to ask about one-off sessions.
  • Most clubs will run throughout the year, except for a short break over Summer. We recommend you check beforehand during Summer and Public holidays.
NORTHLAND(Whangarei)(Doubtless Bay)
NORTH AUCKLANDBrowns BayGlenfield
WEST AUCKLAND(Titirangi)Massey
CENTRAL AUCKLANDPonsonby(Blockhouse Bay)
EAST AUCKLANDHowick
SOUTH AUCKLAND(Bombay-Pukekohe)
WAIKATO(Taupo)
BAY OF PLENTYLOL Laughter Club(Tauranga)
HAWKES BAYHastings
WELLINGTON  REGIONUpper HuttLynda'sParaparaumu
NELSON REGIONMotuekaTakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMid Week
OTAGO REGIONDunedinWanaka
SOUTHLANDInvercargill

NORTHLAND

FaceBook32Whangarei Laughter Club (presently in recess – contact Happiness House for more information)
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:15pm. Koha. Web Site
Happiness House, 22a Wolfe Street, Regent, Whangarei. Map link
Email: or info@happinesshouse.co.nz
Phone: Linda on 027 274 3598 for details.
FaceBook32Doubtless Bay Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)
Phone: Helen or Keith on 09 408 5051 for details.

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NORTH AUCKLAND

Browns Bay Laughter Club
Saturdays, 9:00 – 9:45am. Donation/Koha.
East Coast Bays Community Centre, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay.  Map link
Email: laughterbrownsbay@gmail.com
Phone: Louise Stevens on 027 475 3734 for details.
Glenfield Laughter Club
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:15am. Donation/Koha.
Glenfield Senior Citizens Hall, Mayfield Centre, 5 Mayfield Road, Glenfield.  Please bring a blanket or mat.   Map link
Email: laughterglenfield@gmail.com
Phone: Louise Stevens on 0274 753 734 for details.

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WEST AUCKLAND

Titirangi Laughter Club (presently in recess – please email for starting date)
Email: laughtertitirangi@gmail.com

Massey Laughter Club
Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:30pm. Donation/Koha.
Please note: There will be no session on 17th May 2016.
Massey Leisure Centre, cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey.
Email: taryn@asupportedlife.co.nz
Contact Taryn on 027 728 7240 for details.

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND

Club members Ponsonby Laughter Club
Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45am. Donation/Koha.
The Pohutukawa Room at Youthline, 13 Maidstone Street, Ponsonby. Map link
Email: laughterponsonby@gmail.com
Phone: Gay on 021 0635 035, or Bob on 021 646 280 for details.

Blockhouse Bay Laughter Club (presently in recess – please email for starting date)
Sundays, 4:00 – 5:00pm. Donation/Koha.
Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay.
Email: mattyfras@hotmail.com
Contact Matthew on 021 0811 2942 for details.

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EAST AUCKLAND

Howick Laughter Club
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30am. Term time only – check dates on Eventfinda.co.nz.
Monet Room, Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park. Suggested donation/koha of $5.
Email: laughteryogahowick@gmail.com
Phone: Pauline 533 8485 or Gay on 021 0635 035 for details.

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SOUTH AUCKLAND

Pukekohe Club Laughers Bombay-Pukekohe Laughter Club (presently in recess – please email LaughterYogaNZ@gmail.com for more information)

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WAIKATO

Taupo Laughter Club (presently in recess – please contact Petro for more information)
Contact Petro Smith on 021 751 665 or email petrosmith@ihug.co.nz for more information.

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BAY OF PLENTY

LOL Laughter Club
Winter (till 24 September 2016): Saturdays 11:00am – 11:45am.
Summer (from 29 September 2016): Thursdays, 7:00pm – 7:45pm.
Where: Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui.
Cost: $3 to cover expenses.
Email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com or Phone: Trish on 022 0366 768 for more info.
Tauranga Laughter Club
Currently Andria is not leading regular sessions but feel free to text her and encourage her to start again; to meet up for a laugh; to arrange a session; or to ask about one-off sessions.
Email: hobdid@gmail.com
Phone: Andria 021 022 55 898 or see www.laughteryogabop.webs.com for details.

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HAWKES BAY

HastingsThumb Hastings Laughter Yoga Classes
Once a month on Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am.  
Lotus Holistic Centre, 1028 St Aubyn St W, Frimley, Hastings.
Email: michelenysse@xtra.co.nz
Phone: Michele Nysse on 06 877 1877 or 027 250 2678 or email for more details.

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WELLINGTON REGION

Upper Hutt Laughter Club (Trentham)
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Trentham Community House, 71 Merton Street, Upper Hutt.
Donation/koha to help with the room hire.
Phone Clare Ludlam on 04 939 8030 or email: clare@clareludlam.co.nz for more information.
Lynda’s Laughter Club
First Wednesday each month, 7:30 – 8:30pm. Free!
Emerald Glen Homestead, 5 Emerald Glen Road, Raumati.
Email: nzwildwoman@gmail.com
Phone: Lynda Andrews on 04 299 3066 or 021 02 555 705 for details.
Paraparaumu Club icon FaceBook32Paraparaumu Laughter Club
Sundays, 11:00 – 11:50am. Suggested donation/koha of $5.00
Z Health Studio, 10 Seaview Rd, Paraparaumu Beach.
Email: happy@c4u.org.nz
Phone: Christina on 021 204 557 or email for details. Club starting in May 2015.

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NELSON REGION

Motueka Laughter Club
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:15am.  Gold coin koha.
Arcadia Cafe, 265 High Street, Motueka. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a willingness to smile.
Email:  linda@arcadiaorganics.co.nz
Phone: Linda on 03 528 9891 or 021 188 5778 for details.
Takaka Laughter Club
Now regular sessions, twice monthly!
11:00am, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, at BAYYOGA studio, 84 Commercial Street. Gold coin koha.
Phone: Hera on 03 525 8771 or Richard on 021 043 1648 for details.
Victory Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Victory Community Centre, Totara Street, Nelson.  Gold coin koha.
Email: gareth@victory.school.nz
Phone: Gareth on 03 546 8389 for details.

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CANTERBURY REGION

St Albans Club Christchurch Laughter Club
Sundays, 11:00 – 11:45am.
Scottish Society Hall, cnr Edgeware Road and Caledonian Road, St Albans. $2 per person.
Phone: Hannah Airey on 021 998 109 for details.
Honalee’s Laughter Club
First Friday of every month, 7:00 – 8:00pm.
9 Starwood Lane, Clifton Hill. $8 waged, $6 unwaged per person.
Phone: Honalee Hunter on 021 182 6167 for details.
Mid Week Laughter Club
Wednesdays during Term times, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Facilitators: Liz Boldt, Sarah Brown (in turns).
St Mark’s South Methodist Church, Cnr Barrington and Somerfield Streets, Christchurch 8024.
$2 per person.
Phone: Sarah on 03 322 7244 or 022 162 7137 for details.

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OTAGO REGION

Dunedin Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:00pm.
Room H601, Otago Polytechnic H-Block, Forth Street. All welcome, entry by donation.
Email: laughingindunedin@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dunedinlaughteryoga
Phone: Hannah on 021 162 2298 for details.
Wanalaugh Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:15pm.
Faulkes Room, Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Gold coin koha.
Phone: Sarah on 022 068 5450 or Liz on 0274 334 520 for details.

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SOUTHLAND

FaceBook32Invercargill Laughter Club
Tuesdays, 5:40 – 6:30pm. Gold coin donation.
SIT Main Campus, Tay Street entrance, Room B1-11. Map link
Email: laughteryogainvercargill@gmail.com
Phone: Marijke and Ari 027 450 6521.

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