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When we asked people living in New Zealand about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded...

"Meeting people in New Zealand is quite easy - there are many different ways you can go about it. Firstly, attending social clubs or events is a great way to meet new people. Such clubs include hiking, cycling or even swim meetups. There are many online platforms where you can browse events or even post your own such as Meetup. Additionally, checking out local attractions or cafes is a great way to start a conversation with some locals. Joining a tour or taking a language class are also excellent ways to meet other people and make some friends in New Zealand. Lastly, simply being friendly and open to meeting new people can go a long way," said another expat in New Zealand.

"Kapiti Coast is an hour north of Wellington, so you can access Welly events. Wellington has a very lively nightclub, arts and theatre scene. It also has more cafes per capita than NYC. In Kapiti itself, you'll find lots of ecology groups - volunteer planting groups that take care of the local estuaries and keeping native species alive inland that are a haven for local wildlife. There are yoga classes and tai chi and many cycling groups. Horseback riding is popular. In the Waikanae area, there's lawn bowling and bridge popular with retired people. There's a great Paraparaumu golf course, and up in Otaki there's a horse racing track," wrote a member who made the move to Kapiti Coast , New Zealand.

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