Expand your social circle in New Zealand

Hello everyone,

Moving to New Zealand means leaving one's family and friends behind. Creating a circle of friends or joining an existing one should therefore be paramount in order to fight loneliness in your host country.

But how can one develop a social network in New Zealand? Where and how to meet people there?

How easy is it to meet locals? What about cultural specificities?

Share your advice and experience!

Many thanks in advance,


The NZ expat forum is quite a silent one. Im hoping i'll be making it alive as what we do in Oman forum  :)

there is a website called depending on where you are staying I live in Wellington pretty social city

Thanks Jean,
I have been looking over a few forums and it seems quite interesting. Quite impressed with the hospitality and welcoming attitude of the kiwis.

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