Auckland North is an amazing place to live: there are beaches everywhere, some very well known, mainly on the East Coast; others not so well known on the Western Coastline – but all are beautiful.
Auckland Newcomers Network is proudly supported by Foundation North and Office of Ethnic Communities.
Our Coordinator: Laure
Welcome to Auckland North Newcomers Network!
My name is Laure and I grew up in Brittany, France, in the 1960s.
I studied Literature and Philosophy in Rennes, and after spending a couple of years in the US, I moved to Paris where I kept studying. My love for travels pushed me to get a job with Air France.
I met my husband when I was 19, and we got married a decade later. When our boys were born, we found life in Paris too hectic and took a sabbatical year in 2001 to travel around Australia and New Zealand. We all fell in love with Auckland because of its proximity to the sea and we chose to settle on the North Shore, as it was then still called. Our boys are now 20 and 22; and I am delighted that they were brought up in NZ.
Auckland North is an amazing place to live in: there are beaches everywhere, some very well known, mainly on the East Coast; others not so well known on the Western Coastline, but all are beautiful. Many Newcomers choose to settle on the Shore, there are nearly 200 different ethnicities living here together. If you belong to one of them, do not hesitate to contact me: the Auckland North Network will be what you want it to be! I look forward to hearing from you!