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.

COVID-19. Laughter Clubs will usually not run unless we are at Level 1 of Lockdown. Please check with organisers.

NORTHLANDNorthland
NORTH AUCKLANDBrowns BayGlenfieldHibiscus Coast
CENTRAL AUCKLANDPonsonby
SOUTH AUCKLANDPapakura
WAIKATOHamilton
BAY OF PLENTYLOL Laughter ClubTaurangaTe Puke
HAWKES BAYHastingsDannevirke
WELLINGTON  REGIONUpper HuttKapiti
NELSON REGIONTakakaVictory
CANTERBURY REGIONChristchurchHonalee'sMid Week
OTAGO REGIONDunedinWanakaQueenstown
SOUTHLANDInvercargill

NORTHLAND

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FaceBook32Northland Laughter Club
Meets fortnightly on Saturday at 3:00pm – 4:00pm. $5 donation.
Bay of Islands Community Centre, 76 Marsden Rd, Paihia (use stairwell next to Kebabulous Cafe)
Phone: Gustavo on 021 130 9236 or
Email: ghernan1979@hotmail.com for details.

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NORTH AUCKLAND

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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
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 on 027 475 3734, Diana on 021 150 2581, or Gay on 021 063 5035 for details.
Let Loose & Laugh Laughter Club
Thursdays at 6:15pm (every 2 weeks term time). Starting 29th July 2021. Donation/Koha.
Wednesdays at 9:30am (every two weeks term time). Starting 18th August 2021. Donation/Koha.
Orewa, HBC Community House, 216 Hibiscus Coast Highway, cnr Centreway Road, Orewa.
Email: letlooseandlaugh@gmail.com
Phone: Jo on 021 288 8875 for details.

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CENTRAL AUCKLAND

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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
Email: ponsonby@laughteryoga.org.nz
Phone: Gay on 021 0635 035, or Bob on 021 646 280 for details.

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SOUTH AUCKLAND

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FaceBook32Papakura Laughter Club
Papakura Old Central School, 57 Wood Street Papakura.
Monthly on Thursdays at 7:00-8:00pm. 13 Feb, 12 Mar. Check first. $5.00 donation.
Email: laughteryoga.aucklandsouth@yahoo.com
Phone: Renate Barrack on 021 216 5484 or Eileen Cole on 027 294 8781.

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WAIKATO

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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 sunny.joshi46@gmail.com for more information.

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BAY OF PLENTY

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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: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com 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.
Email: hobdid@gmail.com
Phone: Andria 021 022 55 898 or see www.laughteryogabop.webs.com for additional information.
LOL Laughter Wellness Te Puke
When & Where: Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:15am, in the gym at the Te Puke Baptist Church, Station Road, Te Puke.
No experience required. Just bring koha, an open mind and a water bottle.
We don’t laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh!
Email: lollaughterwellness@gmail.com or Phone: Trish on 022 0366 768 for more info.

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HAWKES BAY

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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.
Email: michelenysse@xtra.co.nz
Phone: Michele Nysse on 06 877 1877 or 027 250 2678 or email for more details.
FaceBook32Dannevirke Laughter Yoga Club
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 4:45pm, April to September.
‘Blue Building’ 17 Gordon Street, Dannevirke. Gold coin koha.
For more information, or if you are interested in having other sessions in the Tararua District:
Email: laughteryogatararua@gmail.com
Phone: Marianne Andersen on 0274 514 029.

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WELLINGTON REGION

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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.
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
Email: nzwildwoman@gmail.com
Judith Croner-Small – Phone: 021 242 8667
Email: fabrosarios@hotmail.com

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NELSON REGION

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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: cathughes76@gmail.com
Phone: Cath Hughes on 03 545 1207 for details.

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CANTERBURY REGION

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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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OTAGO REGION

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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.
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.
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 qtlaughteryoga@icloud.com for details.

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SOUTHLAND

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

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