This group is all about friendship - especially meeting and making new friends in Auckland: going out, having fun and enjoying yourself in a SAFE, Friendly and Supportive environment.
This group has been set up for anyone who considers Auckland their home and would like to expand their social group. Our goal for AFG is to build a social group for anyone who lives in Auckland, wants to enjoy a variety of activities, and at the same time make friends.
Our group is well established with over 2,000 members who come from all walks of life, different nationalities and cultures and cover a wide age range .
Because of the emphasis on FRIENDSHIP, this quality has been a driving force in attracting the very people wanted in such a group who in turn enjoy meeting and greeting new members into the fold.
WHAT DO WE DO ?
The simple answer is EVERYTHING !
The friendship group organises a wide variety of meetups throughout the year in and around the greater Auckland region. Events to date have included weekly pub quizzes, fortnightly walking and cafe groups, monthly lunches, winery festivals, mini golf, skiing, go-karting, cinema outings, island visiting, weekends away , kayaking and trips to farmers markets to name but a few ! The group works by members suggesting activities they would like to do and subject to interest, we run them !
Anyone can make suggestions for activities as long as the the idea has been generated by the member themselves and not "taken" from another site / group (not a very friendly thing to do). Activities organised (and their frequency) are entirely up to the members, so please feel free to submit as many ideas and suggestions as you want. Likewise members choose to attend as many (or few) meetups as they wish depending on personal taste / other commitments etc.
So in summary, if you don't like going out on your own, are new to the city, or a work-a-holic and never get out to meet and greet or perhaps shy and find making new friends hard, or just simply looking to meet new people, then this group will be ideal for you. However, once you join the group be prepared for a very full social calendar (if that is what you want of course)!
On behalf of the team at AFG, we look forward to seeing you at a meetup soon
JENNY SMITH and MARK THOMAS (ORGANISERS)