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.
NORTHLAND(Whangarei)(Doubtless Bay)
NORTH AUCKLANDBrowns BayGlenfield
WEST AUCKLAND(Titirangi)Massey
SOUTH AUCKLAND(Bombay-Pukekohe)
WELLINGTON  REGIONWellingtonUpper HuttLynda'sParaparaumu
NELSON REGIONMotuekaTakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMHAPSMid Week


FaceBook32Whangarei Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:15pm. Koha. Web Site
Happiness House, 22a Wolfe Street, Regent, Whangarei. Map link
Email: or
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.
FaceBook32Doubtless Bay Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)
Second and fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00 – 10:45am. Koha.
Join us at the Far North Natural Health Clinic in Coopers Beach.
Coopers Beach Shopping Centre, State Highway 10, Coopers Beach.
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 phone for starting date)

Massey Laughter Club
Tuesday, 1:30 – 2:30pm. Donation/Koha.
Massey Leisure Centre, cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey.
Contact Vikki on 022 045 6853 for details.

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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, Bob on 021 646 280, or Catherine on 021 124 8288 for details.

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Howick Laughter Club
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30am. $3 Donation/Koha.
Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park.
Phone: Pauline 533 8485 for details.

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Pukekohe Club Laughers Bombay-Pukekohe Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)

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Taupo Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)
The Taupo Laughter Club is at present in recess.
Contact Petro Smith on 021 751 665 or email for more information.

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Tauranga Laughter Club (presently in recess – please phone for starting date)
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.
Phone: Andria 021 022 55 898 or see for details.

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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: Kirsten Bauer-Milne on 06 878 9776 or email for more details.

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Wellington Laughter Club (in Newtown)
Monthly – usually the final Saturday of month, 10:00-11:00am.
Come join Andrew Morgan for some laughter at the Newtown Community Centre. This is at the corner of Columbo and Rintoul Streets in Newtown, Wellington, and is a handy location for people living in or near the central city. It meets once a month, on the final Saturday of the month, 10-11am. Beginners are always welcome. Donation/koha to help with the room hire. Join the crew for a coffee or tea afterwards.
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: 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
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.
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.
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.
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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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.

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

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