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.
February & March

Feb
- Mar

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Pride

Events throughout New Zealand

Pride will be celebrated throughout New Zealand during February & March, with events taking place in most major centres

Body Positive will be hosting two events in Auckland this year - Sex Positive on the 18th Feb and Circle of Love on 21st Feb. Both are free events and open to anyone to attend, so come along and show your support!

Events to Note:

Sunday 14th February
BIG GAY OUT - Coyle Park, Pt Chev
Free Event - Register Here
The Ending HIV Big Gay Out is New Zealand’s largest and most fabulous family-friendly Rainbow Community event and part of the Auckland Pride Festival.
Look out for our 'Can't Pass It On' Fan's
Thursday 18th February
SEX POSITIVE - 6:30-8:30pm - Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place
Free Event - Register Here
A community discussion around your sexual health and being able to ask all of those questions that you have been shy to discuss. Hosted by Body Positive & Auckland Sexual Health.
Sunday 21st February
CIRCLE OF LOVE - 11am-4pm - Circle of Friends Memorial, Western Springs Lakeside Park
Free Event - Register Here
A Positive Pride Picnic at the Circle of Friends Memorial, bringing community together for an afternoon of food and music.
Saturday 6th March
PRIDE WALK - 9:45am-12pm - River Traders Market, Moutoa Quay
Free Event
Dress loud, dress proud! Hitting the streets and doing what we do best - having fun!
Look out for our 'Can't Pass It On' Fan's
Saturday 6th March
OUT IN THE CITY - 11am Onwards - Cuba Street
Free Event - Facebook
Bringing you a full day of LGBTQIA+ celebration in the heart of New Zealand's capital city!
Look out for our 'Can't Pass It On' Fan's
16-18 April

16-18
Apr

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HIV+ Men’s Retreat 2021

16th - 18th April
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland

The 2021 HIV+ Men’s Retreat will take place on Friday 16th to Sunday 18th April, 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.

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New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1, which means that the Men's Retreat can proceed this year as normal, but what Covid Alert Level changes?

Level 4 & 3:
At these level's the Retreat will not be able to proceed and we will have to cancel. Should this happen then any registration fee's that have been paid will be fully refunded to you. Any travel expenses that you have booked will not be able to to be reimbursed by Body Positive however, so you will need to contact the airline directly to ask about what will happen in this case.
Level 2: The Retreat will be able to proceed at this level, however we may need to make some adjustments to the programme. We understand that some people may not feel comfortable travelling or attending at Level 2, so anyone who wishes to cancel will have their registration fee refunded.

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 2021 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

Monthly

Monthly

Monthly social get togethers for people living with HIV
Held around New Zealand
2nd Saturday
of Each Month
Auckland
+SOCIAL Coffee Hour
9.30-11am, Little Algiers, 551 Karangahape Road, Auckland
3rd Thursday
of Each Month
Auckland
+SOCIAL
5.30-7pm, Pitt St Pub, 243 Karangahape Road, Auckland
Last Tuesday
of Each Month
Hamilton
+SOCIAL
8pm, The Bank, 117 Victoria St, Hamilton
3rd Wednesday
of Each Month
Wellington
+SOCIAL
5.30-7pm, S&M's Bar Cuba Street (downstairs), Wellington
Last Sunday
of Each Month
Whangarei
+SOCIAL
10:30am, Café Narnia, 74 Kamo Rd, Kensington
Last Wednesday
of Each Month
Manawatu
+SOCIAL
7pm, Noodles 'N' Dumplings, Coleman Place, Palmerston North
2nd Saturday of each Month

Monthly
2nd Sat

+Social Auckland Coffee Hour
9:30-11am
2nd Sat of Each Month

Pop along each month for a relaxed social coffee and chat with other people living with HIV in Auckland - Hosted by Kurt & Tryg

Little Algiers
551 Karangahape Road, Auckland

Every Wednesday

Every
Wed

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Massage Therapy
Every Wednesday at Body Positive

Our wonderful massage therapist Shane is at Body Positive every Wednesday afternoon offering relaxing and therapeutic massages for people living with HIV.

Current members of our Positive Health Scheme are entitled to 3 free massage treatments each year ($45 for each additional massage or if you are not a member of Positive Health)
Call us on 09 309 3989 to book your appointment or visit the Body Positive Reception

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