What we're about

Have a passion for food and fun? Want to sample the city's eateries, get together and make new friends? You've come to the right place! Majority of members are 40 plus but we have no age limits.

Events vary throughout the year. Although majority of events are at a variety of restaurants, we also have potluck meals (bring a plate), picnics (especially at summertime events), and visits to food trucks, markets, and festivals. There's often a drinks-and-nibbles event somewhere on a Sunday afternoon. On top of that we may do more active things such as Go karts or Ten pin bowling, but usually food in there somewhere.

Please note that because we do make bookings at restaurants, and the venue is then dependent on us turning up, we do insist that you keep your RSVP up-to-date and let us know well in advance if you can no longer attend. Life happens, and we get that; just be courteous and change your RSVP in a timely manner so we can either change the reservation numbers or give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend.

Membership includes people who have 'always' lived in Christchurch, but also a large number of blow-ins from all corners of the world; we can resemble the United Nations most outings! Couples are also welcome, just come along and join in the group.

The one thing we are not is a dating site. It is all about being social and while we think it is great when a friendship turns into more, we actively discourage members just randomly messaging other members.

Upcoming events (4+)

Koji Japanese Buffet

Koji Japanese Buffet Christchurch

This is a $57 a head buffet - order whatever you want, as much as you want, it will be cooked to order and delivered to the table. Includes dessert options. The menu is the Premium Buffet option (and applies to everyone at the table).

Menu can be viewed at https://www.koji.co.nz/

Please note that the restaurant cannot cater for coeliac or vegan customers.

Halloween Party

Carolyn's

This was very successful last year. So it's time to break out the Halloween costumes and have some fun. Prizes for best dressed. There will be prizes so a small cost at the door to cover these.

Entry Fee - $2 if wearing a costume and $5 if you are not.

Let's get creative with the food - get your thinking caps on and go with the theme. I will be doing my upside down chocolate cheese cake representing a graveyard. Happy if a couple of you want to join together to do something.

You know the drill bring whatever you want to drink - tea and coffee provided.

Pub Quiz at No 4 Merivale

No.4 Bar and Restaurant

Quiz starts at 630pm according to website. Have booked table for 6 at 6pm but wander in when you can - just let me know if having dinner or not.

https://no4bar.co.nz/eat-drink/lunch-dinner/

If there is enough interest I will try to book a second table. RSVP even if event is full so we can gauge interest, but please keep RSVP up-to-date.

Quiz questions are SO random that you never know when that weird little bit of trivia that you know can come in handy. And, it's fun!

Ideal team sizes are 4-6 people; anything under three can be tough and anything over 4-6 people means half the team is sitting there looking pretty (hard to discuss in bigger groups). Depending on numbers, we can form one or two teams.

Numbers-dependent. Need at least 4 people for event go go ahead.

I have not yet been to No 4 to check out their quiz facilities but hopefully it's a good set-up; if not, we can go somewhere else next time!

Please keep your RSVP up-to-date, and as always, stay home if feeling unwell.

Friday Amblers at Wigram

Curtis Street

We will meet on the corner of Curtis Street and the Runway. After the walk we will go to Joes Garage in Wigram.

If you are running late please let me know but we will only wait 5 minutes.

Past events (704)

Blo Karts!

Velocity Karts

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