What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

All the usual MeetUps. - Jun 2019


Not a lot. Most of the local nightlife ends earlier than you'd expect, and in the suburbs the streets roll up at 7pm sharp. Walking out of a movie theater at night in New Zealand will make you think the apocalypse must have happened while you were inside. - Mar 2016


There are a lot of places to go exploring, and plenty of activities going on in and around the city. I've heard the sailing and fishing are amazing! - Apr 2015


You can have as much or as little of a social life as you want. - Aug 2011


Movie theaters, eating out, visiting other embassy staff for dinners or embassy gatherings, going with the cable car to the Botanical Garden, horseback riding, beaches beaches beaches....a 90km beach in the north of Auckland, surfing, kayaking, sailing..this is a sailors' paradise!...visiting the geysers and mudpools near Rotorua,(NZ has some active volcanos, caves,hot-air balloon rides and once a year NZ'ers participate in the - Aug 2008


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