Current and Upcoming Events

Current and Upcoming Events

Body Positive facilitates a range of educational events throughout the year, both for people living with HIV and also anyone else that would like to engage and up-skill in the sector.
In addition to our regular services, we also often run social events throughout the year for people living with HIV in New Zealand, to provide a safe space to meet others and share experiences.
1-15 Feb


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Auckland Pride 2020

Body Positive Events

1 Feb, 6pm - Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd
8 Feb, 3:15pm - Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place
13 Feb, 6:30pm - Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane
15 Feb, 6:30pm - New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue

Big Gay Out
9 Feb, 12pm - Coyle Park, 528 Point Chevalier Road

What’s Up - Pride Activist Gala
12 Feb, 7pm - Ponsonby Community Centre, 20 Ponsonby Terrace

Proud Centres are hosting events during Pride and SING! is performing at a number of locations. At each session we are learning a single song which we practice till its perfect - come along, join in and make some new friends. No experience necessary. No judgment, no stigma.
And we will give a brief update on HIV in New Zealand during intermission. This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative.

Big Gay Out
Café+ An HIV Positive Eatery. Lounge & HIV Friendly Space

What’s Up - Pride Activist Gala
Be inspired by Rainbow activists, with the chance to support each other’s campaigns and maybe create new ones together. Presenting the Travel Ban on People living with HIV from staying in New Zealand for more than 12 months. And the criminalisation of PLHIV where NZ is ranked 3rd highest in the world.
28 Feb-1 Mar

to 1 Mar

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HIV+ Men’s Retreat 2020

28th Feb - 1st March
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland

The 2020 HIV+ Men’s Retreat will take place on Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March, the Retreat will once again be held at Vaughan Park in Long Bay just north of Auckland.

The aim of the retreat is provide the opportunity to meet with other HIV positive men, provide opportunities to develop a support network, to create a safe and supportive environment for HIV positive men to discuss and share information, and to take time out - to facilitate rest, recreation and to revitalise yourself.

During the retreat there will be a range of workshops & discussion groups planned, as well as therapy treatments and entertainment, all of which is optional, allowing you to participate in as much or as little as you prefer. There will also be plenty of time to be on your own, or with others, to relax, go swimming, walking or any other activity you may want to pursue.

Fees for 2020 will be:
    $100.00 for a waged person
    $60.00 for a person with Community Services card and/or on a WINZ benefit
    $40.00 for Marae style sleeping
    $30.00 for Day Stay Visitors
This fee covers all accommodation (if applicable), meals, the retreat programme, and assists with transport to the event.

Important: Beds will only be allocated upon receipt of FULL payment of the above registration fee, and will be allocated on a first come basis

As with previous years, the Wellness Fund it will not be able to support registration fees for this event. Anyone finding the registration fee difficult to raise should contact Body Positive and discuss the options. We are happy to accept payments in instalments if this is easier for you.

If you require transport from Auckland City to the Retreat, a free shuttle service will be available from Body Positive House to Vaughan Park on Friday afternoon, returning on Sunday afternoon.

Please be aware that the this years Men's Retreat will once again be ALCOHOL FREE. Any participant found consuming alcohol during the retreat weekend will be asked to leave.

Transport for those located outside Auckland:
If you are located outside Auckland and you would like help to cover the cost of your transportation to attend the HIV+ Men's Retreat, you must
make an application to the Wellness Fund for assistance.

Recurring Events

Every Monday - Auckland


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Yoga Classes
@ Body Positive

Weekly Yoga class take place at Body Positive House, Auckland

Everybody is Welcome

Mondays 5.30-7pm
($5 Koha per person for the instructor)

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