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?
NORTHLANDWhangareiDoubtless Bay
NORTH AUCKLANDBrowns BayGlenfield
WEST AUCKLANDTitirangiMassey
CENTRAL AUCKLANDPonsonby
EAST AUCKLANDHowick
SOUTH AUCKLANDPukekohe
WAIKATOTaupo
BAY OF PLENTYTauranga
HAWKES BAYHastings
WELLINGTON  REGIONWellingtonLynda's
NELSON REGIONMotuekaTakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMHAPSMid Week
OTAGO REGIONDunedinWanaka
SOUTHLANDInvercargill

NORTHLAND

FaceBook32Whangarei Laughter Club
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:15pm. Koha. Web Site
Happiness House, 22a Wolfe Street, Regent, Whangarei. Map link
Email: sitabonita@live.com or info@happinesshouse.co.nz
Phone: Sita on 022 049 5076 or Linda on 027 274 3598 for details. Please let us know when you are joining us so we can make sure there is room.
FaceBook32Peria Laughter Club, Doubtless Bay
Second and fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00 – 10:45am. Koha.
Join us at The Lighthouse (behind the Bush Fairy Dairy), 1192 Oruru Road, Peria. Map link
Email: perialaughter@gmail.com
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
Now meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month, 11:00 – 11:45am. Donation/Koha.
Titirangi Community House, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Waitakere City.
Email: laughtertitirangi@gmail.com
Phone: Gustavo on 021 130 9236 or Gay on 021 0635 035 for details.
Massey Laughter Club
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30pm. Donation/Koha.
Please Note: Classes are only run during school terms.
Massey Leisure Centre,  Cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey, West Auckland.
Email: laughtermassey@gmail.com
Phone: Louise Stevens on 0274 753 734 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, Bob on 021 646 280, or Catherine on 021 124 8288 for details.

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EAST AUCKLAND

Howick Laughter Club
Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00am. Donation/Koha.
31 Uxbridge Road, Howick. Map Link
Email: moonbeamsnz@yahoo.co.nz
Phone: Pauline 533 8485, Pat 576 7735, or Chandni 537 4936 for details.

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SOUTH AUCKLAND

Pukekohe Club Laughers Pukekohe Laughter Club
Monday evenings, school terms only, 7:00 – 8:00pm.
Enrol at the High School, Harris St, Pukekohe. Class fees apply. Map link
Phone: Gustavo 021 130 9236 for details.
Out of school term – sessions may be held at an alternative location and time. Contact Gustavo.

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WAIKATO

Taupo Laughter Club
The Taupo Laughter Club meets at 9:00am on alternate Mondays, starting 11 November 2013, at the Owen Delany Centre Sport Waikato premises (upstairs from the gymnastics club). Contact Petro Smith on 021 751 665 or email petrosmith@ihug.co.nz for details.

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BAY OF PLENTY

Tauranga Laughter Club
Mondays, 9:30am – 10:15am, at the Sound Shell on The Strand, Tauranga (if not wet/wild). 
Fridays, 9:15am – 10:00am, Te Whare Manawa on ‘Taniwha Street’ in the Historic Village, 17th Avenue west, Tauranga. Gold coin koha at both 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
Fridays, fortnightly during school terms, 9:30am – 10:45am.  
Body Fusion, 231 Warwick Rd, Hastings.
Email: yogakirsten@clear.net.nz
Phone: Kirsten 06 878 9776 for details. Laughter Yoga workshops at different venues.

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WELLINGTON REGION

Wellington Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:00pm. Gold coin koha to help with the room hire.
Heather Brown and Andrew Morgan, both experienced laughter leaders, have been holding laughter sessions since October (2013) at the Newtown Community & Cultural Centre. This is at the corner of Columbo and Rintoul Streets, Newtown, Wellington, and is a handy location for people living in or near the central city. It meets every Wednesday evening from 6:15 through to 7:00pm. Beginners are always welcome.
Email: laughter.wellington@gmail.com
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.

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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
Laughter on demand. Gold coin koha.
Phone: Hera on 03 525 8771 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.
MHAPS Laughter Wellness Workshop
These are held occasionally – the next is on 26 March, 2014.
12:30pm – 2:00pm. Facilitator: Hannah Airey.
826 Colombo Street (corner Peterborough Street). $2 per person.
Please Register with MHAPS: 03 365 9479
Mid Week Laughter Club
Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Facilitators: Liz Boldt, Trish Baars, Sarah Brown (in turns).
47 Studholme Street (off Barrington Street), Somerfield. $2 per person.
Phone: Sarah on 03 322 7244 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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