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)
WAIKATOHamilton(Taupo)
BAY OF PLENTYLOL Laughter Club(Tauranga)
HAWKES BAYHastings
WELLINGTON  REGIONWellington - Lower HuttUpper HuttLynda'sParaparaumu
NELSON REGION(Motueka)TakakaVictory
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.
Massey Leisure Centre, cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey.
Email: vikkimaxine@gmail.com
Contact Vikki on 022 045 6853 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

Western Community Centre Laughter Club – Hamilton
Wednesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am. Western Community Centre, 46 Hyde Ave, Nawton, Hamilton 3220.
Please contact Sanjay Joshi on 022 414 0880 or email sunny.joshi46@gmail.com for more information.
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 2017): Saturdays 11:00am – 11:45am.
Summer (from when daylight saving starts): 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

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: ecospoodle@gmail.com 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: clare@clareludlam.co.nz or check out her web site at www.clareludlam.co.nz/home/laughter-yoga 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
(presently in recess – please contact Linda for more information.)

Email: linda@lindawoodgate.com
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.
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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