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)
BAY OF PLENTYLOL Laughter ClubTauranga
WELLINGTON  REGIONWellington - Lower HuttUpper HuttLynda'sParaparaumu
NELSON REGION(Motueka)TakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMid Week
OTAGO REGIONDunedinWanakaQueenstown


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
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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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: Louise Stevens on 0274 753 734 for details.

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Titirangi Laughter Club (presently in recess – please email for starting date)

Massey Laughter Club
Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:15pm. Donation/Koha.
Massey Leisure Centre, cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey.
Contact Taryn on 027 728 7240 for details.

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Club members Ponsonby Laughter Club – Club re-starts on 13th January, 2018.
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.

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.
Contact Matthew on 021 0811 2942 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 – (presently in recess)
Email or phone Carolyn on 022 419 1761 for more information.

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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.

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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.
Lynda’s Laughter Club
First Wednesday each month, 7:30 – 8:30pm. Free!
Emerald Glen Homestead, 5 Emerald Glen Road, Raumati.
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.
Phone: Christina on 021 204 557 or email for details. Club starting in May 2015.

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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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