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Welcome to GrownUps, New Zealand’s best lifestyle website and social club for over 50 year olds. As one of the most important and growing groups of New Zealanders, we wanted to provide for you the one place to go to for relevant and engaging articles across all areas of interest – the chance to have your say, share stores and meet like-minded people.

On offer is more than 9000 lifestyle articles from travel, health, family, life, sports and pets to name a few, as well as daily brain-training games, competitions, discussions forums and great offers from trusted brands.

Even better all this is free to access, but do take the time to sign up to access all areas of the site and make sure you receive our weekly newsletter full of the latest news, articles, views & promotions.

Most importantly we want GrownUps to be your site, so do take part for it will grow only with your help and your participation in discussion groups, adding posts, images and comments on articles.

We are firm believers that at 50 you are only half way there and life is not about looking in the rear view mirror. Enjoy!

How did we start?

Richard Poole & Shane Bradley had an idea to service the increasingly internet savvy 50+ demographic in New Zealand, by providing a free website full of useful and interesting information in one place, rather than having to scour all search engines to find local information specific to them – that idea was in late 2004, and in early 2006, GrownUps was born.

Over the past year, GrownUps has had a monthly unique audience of more than 120,000 people, viewing hundreds of thousands of pages of information and features, taking part in discussion forums and meeting up. There are more than 160,000 registered GrownUps members across the country, including some around the world.

The site is New Zealand’s most popular lifestyle website, social club & brain-training destination and has one of the highest percentages of visitors in the over fifties demographic.


What's everyone saying?


aislingadmin11 months ago

We are sorry you feel this way sir-nigel-gresley but we made the move to ban members who were bullying and intimidating some other members. We felt this was the correct course to have taken.

Kind regards,
Team GrownUps

sir-nigel-gresley11 months ago

Grownups is not the same since some long time members were banned. Took away the heart of the discussion threads. We are now left with boring old farts!

rosenne13908011 months ago


drlivingstone2 years ago

Desi and I have been members separately since 2006 and as you know met again after 62 years @a Grownups social coffee morning in 2010 and were Grownups First “Official” Wedding later that year.We both get our “dailyfix” of Grownups every morning after breakfast each with our own laptops following the threads we enjoy.But it is in The Friends and Meetups Thread that we both get the greatest enjoyment with the Canterbury Grownups which I co-ordinate. This thread of nearly 20 members support each other through the rain hail and shine of life as well as enjoy weekly Coffee and Chat gatherings together.On behalf of our Group We sincerely Thank you Richard and all your dedicated team and wish you all the peace and joy of Christmas and look forward to 2017 too with you all.

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