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.
 
26-28 April

26
Apr
to 28 Apr

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HIV+ Men’s Retreat 2019
26th - 28th April
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland

Dates for the 2019 HIV+ Men’s Retreat have been announced. Starting on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April, the Retreat will once again be held at Vaughan Park in Long Bay just north of Auckland.

Registration has now closed

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 2019 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 2019 HIV+ Men's Retreat, you must
make an application to the Wellness Fund for assistance.
 
19 May

19
May

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Sunday 19st May 2019

The oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world

Please pop along and show your support at your local event if you are available

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilisation campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organisations in 115 countries.

Wellington
5pm - Tararua Tramping Clubrooms
4 Moncrieff St (off Elizabeth St), Mt Victoria

Hamilton
7pm - Lady Goodfellow Chapel
Gate 1, Knighton Rd, Hamilton

Auckland
6pm - St Matthews in the City
Cnr Hobson & Wellesley St

If you would like to hold a memorial in your local area, please contact us

Recurring Events

Every Thursday

Every
Thurs

THURSDAYS at Body Positive Auckland
Every Thursday, Every Month, Everybody Welcome, Just Come Along!
1st Thursday
of Each Month
Phoenix Games Night
6-8pm, Body Positive House
A fun filled evening with board games, chit-chat and a selection of yummy pizza’s!
2nd Thursday
of Each Month
Meet, Greet & Info Night
4-6pm, Body Positive House
Expand your knowledge on a range of topics related to HIV, great for the newly diagnosed.
3rd Thursday
of Each Month
+SOCIAL
5.30-7pm, Eagle Bar
A relaxed & social get-together as well as a chance to make new friends.
4th Thursday
of Each Month
Tea Bagging
4-6pm, Body Positive House
Come and help pack condoms at Body Positive, with fun, chit-chat, tea and biscuits!
Every Monday - Auckland

Every
Mon

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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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