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.
NORTH AUCKLANDBrowns BayGlenfield
CENTRAL AUCKLANDPonsonbySelwyn Senior's
SOUTH AUCKLANDPukekoheRandwick Park Manurewa
BAY OF PLENTYLOL Laughter ClubTauranga
HAWKES BAYHastingsDannevirke
WELLINGTON  REGIONLower HuttUpper HuttKapiti
NELSON REGION(Motueka)TakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMid Week
OTAGO REGIONDunedinWanakaQueenstown


Northland Laughter Club
Waipapa Community Hall, Waipapa loop Road, Waipapa.
Meets every fortnight, 10:00am – 11:00am, next meeting Saturday 6th October, 2018. $5 donation.
Phone: Gustavo on 021 130 9236 or
Email: for details.

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Browns Bay Laughter Club
Saturdays, 9:00 – 9:45am. Donation/Koha.
East Coast Bays Community Centre, 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay.  Map link
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
Phone: Gay Harvey on 021 0635 035 or Louise Stevens on 0274 753 734 for details.

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Massey Laughter Club
Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:15pm. Donation/Koha.
Massey Leisure Centre, cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey.

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

Selwyn Village Senior’s Laughter Club
A laughter club oriented to seated seniors. All welcome.
Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 10:30am – 11:30am. Donation/Koha.
Selwyn Theatre, Selwyn Village, 43 Target St, Point Chevalier.
Phone: Gay on 021 0635 035, or Bob on 021 646 280 for details.

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Howick Laughter Club
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30am. Term time only – check dates on
Monet Room, Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park. Suggested donation/koha of $5.
Phone: Pauline 533 8485 for details.

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Pukekohe Laughter Club
Sessions on first Thursday of the month, 5:30pm-6:15pm.
Soul Tree Yoga, 1 Seddon St (upstairs), Pukekohe. Suggested donation of $5.
Email or phone Carolyn on 022 419 1761 for more information.
FaceBook32Randwick Park Laughter Club, Manurewa
Manu Tukutuku Community Centre, 32 Riverton Drive, Randwick Park, Manurewa.
Fortnightly on Mondays at 7:00-8:00pm, term time only.
Phone: Renate Barrack on 021 216 5484 or Eileen Cole on 027 294 8781.

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Western Community Centre Laughter Club – Hamilton
Tuesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am.
Western Community Centre, 46 Hyde Ave, Nawton, Hamilton 3220, ph: 07 846 4928.
Please contact Sanjay Joshi on 022 414 0880 or email for more information.

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LOL Laughter Club
Saturdays 11:00am – 11:45am.
Where: Penguin Room, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui.
Cost: Koha to cover venue costs.
Email: or Phone: Trish on 022 0366 768 for more info.
Tauranga Laughter Club
When & Where: Thursdays, 1:00pm start, at the Kiwifruit Habitat Gallery, 999 SH29, Tauriko.
Please text Andria (021 022 55 898) to confirm as we are weather dependent.
You are welcome to email or text Andria to meet up for a laugh or to ask about one-off sessions.
Phone: Andria 021 022 55 898 or see for additional information.

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HastingsThumb Hastings Laughter Yoga Classes
Once a month on Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am.
Lotus Holistic Centre, 1028 St Aubyn St W, Frimley, Hastings.
Phone: Michele Nysse on 06 877 1877 or 027 250 2678 or email for more details.
FaceBook32Dannevirke Laughter Yoga Club
Mondays at 5:15pm and Thursdays at 11:15am, beginning of April to end of September.
Free at the Mangatera Hotel Function Room, 391 High Street, Dannevirke.
For more information, or if you are interested in holding sessions in other areas of the Tararua District:
Phone: Marianne Andersen on 0274 514 029.

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Wellington – Lower Hutt Laughter Club
Coming soon, weekends, lunchtimes or evenings – when suits you?

Donation/koha to help with the room hire.
Conference sessions, workshops, laughter for seniors, or coaching also available on request in Wellington region.
Phone Clare Bear on 021 0555 456 or email: for more information.
Upper Hutt Laughter Club (Trentham)
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Plunket Room, 21 Tawai Street, Upper Hutt.
Gold coin Koha.
Phone Clare Ludlam on 04 939 8030, email: or check out her web site at for more information.
FaceBook32Kapiti Laughter Club
Meets every other Sunday, 3:00 – 4:00pm.
Contact Lynda or Judith for address and next meet-up.
Lynda Andrews – Phone: 04 299 3066 or 021 02 555 705
Judith Croner-Small – Phone: 021 242 8667

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Motueka Laughter Club
(presently in recess – please contact Linda for more information.)

Phone: Linda on 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.
Phone: Gareth on 03 546 8389 for details.

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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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Dunedin Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:00pm.
Room H601, Otago Polytechnic H-Block, Forth Street. All welcome, entry by donation.
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.
FaceBook32Queenstown Laughter Club
Third Sunday of each month, 9:30 – 10:15am.
The Sherwood, 554 Frankton Rd. Gold coin koha/donation.
Phone Anaya Smiley on 021 244 3686 or email her at for details.

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FaceBook32Invercargill Laughter Club
Thursdays, 6:00 – 6:45pm. Gold coin donation.
YMCA, 77 Tay Street. Map link
Phone: Simon Greig 027 322 0276 or Poodle (Lynne Lewin) 027 445 4564.

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