Past Events

Past Events

Sunday 3 December


Auckland Members Christmas BBQ Lunch

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When: 1pm, Sunday 3rd December
Circle of Friends Memorial, Western Springs Park, Auckland
Body Positive will host short service at the Circle of Fliend Memorial at 1pm on Sunday 3rd December, this will be followed by an afternoon Christmas BBQ Lunch in the park.

Everyone is welcome to attend
Food & Refreshments will be provided
Friday 1 December


Street Collectors Collecting

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Volunteer street collectors will be on the streets in Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland on Friday 1st December, collecting funds to help those living with HIV in New Zealand:

Please support them by donating what you can

To become a volunteer for the World AIDS Day street appeal, simply enter your details here and one of our team members will be in touch.
Friday 1 December


World AIDS Day

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Thursday 30 November


Upside Down Cabaret

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The Wintergarden at The Civic
Gold VIP Hosting 6pm
General Admission 6.30pm

Featuring: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Jackie Clarke, Neil Thornton, Caitlin Smith and more!
Aotearoa’s home of musical theatre welcomes The Upside Down to The Civic, Wintergarden, for a night of musical magic with you.

Join us for a spectacular evening of storytelling cabaret style, spanning Broadway hits to home spun classics and comedy with a stellar cast including, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Jackie Clarke, Caitlin Smith, Neil Thornton and more! This will be an unforgettable night of music and connection in commemoration of World AIDS Day. We invite you to incite conversation and celebrate life with joyous abandon in an unforgettable musical experience!

We don’t want anyone to miss out, so we’ve got some great options for every budget! Gold, Silver, Bronze and Concession:

VIP Hosting: doors open 6pm
For an extra special treat, rally your whanau and book a VIP Hosting GOLD table to enjoy delicious catering treats, wine and the musical styling of Caitlin Smith to start your night off with a bit more of a pow! Then sit back and be entertained with The Upside Down Cabaret 2017
$85pp/$800 table (10)
Antipasto Platters & Wine included until 7pm

General admission: doors open 6.30pm
Need to come from work? Arrive knowing that you’ll be able to relax in to the night with a drink on arrival ready to be entertained with The Upside Down whānau!
$55pp/$500 table

General admission: doors open 6.30pm
On a strict budget but you want to celebrate with us? No problems! Our general admission price is affordable and allows you to enjoy an evening of joyous music and comedy in the beautiful Wintergarden
$35pp/$300 table

But wait there’s more! If you’re a student, un-waged, industry, you can get a concession deal o the general admission price, and if there’s enough of you to buy a whole table its even more affordable! Don’t miss out!
$25pp/$200 table

“The greatest effects we have on the world are the ones we can never see.”
- Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

Here’s a thought! We believe it’s possible to inject some joy in many different ways. We’d like to encourage everyone to participate and think of passing on an act of kindness. Whether you want to thank your staff for an amazing year, your friend needs a pick-me-up, or you notice someone being exactly what the world needs to bring us to a better place. That act could be to gift an evening of joyous abandon with The Upside Down Cabaret festival. You can pay it forward!
If you would like to pay it forward, by purchasing a seat or table, for a special someone or to sponsor a group you feel needs a little sunshine, just contact us to discuss what we can do to help you show your support! Contact by emailing:
Thursday 30 November


Street Collectors Collecting

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Volunteer street collectors will be on the streets in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland on Thursday 30th November, collecting funds to help those living with HIV in New Zealand:

Please support them by donating what you can

To become a volunteer for the World AIDS Day street appeal, simply enter your details here and one of our team members will be in touch.
Wednesday 29 November


Gay, Sex & Drugs Open Mic

7.30-10pm, The Tin Room, 25 Cross St, Auckland
Talk about ‘party and play’, chillouts and high & horny culture – without stigma or shame
A safe space to talk about sex and drug use in the gay community. No shade allowed - just people sharing their experiences. 5 minutes max per speaker. Respect the speaker and keep the space safe. Special guests will be attending.

Free Entry - open to everyone
28 November - 2 December


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Puawai Festival

HIV Awareness Week 2017, Nov 27 - Dec 2
Helping reduce stigma with performance,
education, laughter and song
Tue 28 Nov
Basement Theatre
Whakapapa Panel, 7pm (Koha)
Wed 29 Nov
Garnet Station
Sexy Voices Workshop, 11am-1pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

The Tin Room
Gay, Sex & Drugs Open Mic, 7.30pm (Koha)
Thur 30 Nov
Garnet Station
Finding Your Voice Workshop, 11am-2pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

The Wintergarden at The Civic
Upside Down Cabaret, Gold VIP Hosting 6pm, General Admission 6.30pm
Fri 1 Dec
Garnet Station
Using Your Voice Workshop, 11am-2pm (Koha / Women Only)
Wahine Toa Show, 7pm

Q Theatre
BRIEFS: Close Encounters, 7.30pm

Family Bar
Ending HIV Red Party, 9pm
Sat 2 Dec
Garnet Station
Spoken Word Workshop, 1-6pm (Koha / Women Only)
Festival Closing Celebrations, 7.30pm
26 October


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6pm, Thursday 26th October
Running for Six Weeks

Want to talk about sex?
Want a better, hotter and healthier sex life?
Getting what you want from sex?

A six week sex and self-confidence workshop, for men who have sex with men.

13-15 October


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Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™)
The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™) offers people living with HIV the opportunity to develop skills for leadership and resilience.

Applications and nominations for participants are currently being sought for the next leadership training workshop to be held 13-15 Oct 2017 to be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Please fill the details in the survey below. Applications close Monday 11 Sep at 9am.
25 August


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HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2017

A One Day Seminar on HIV in New Zealand
Friday 25th August 2017
The Clinical Education Centre at Auckland Hospital
21 July


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Movie Screening Fundraiser
(Beats Per Minute)
8.30pm, Friday 21st July
ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

Body Positive Inc. has a special allotment of tickets available for the 8.30pm screening of the movie BPM on Friday 21st July at the new ASB Waterfront Theatre
(all proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards helping people living with HIV in NZ)

A wary newcomer to the radical activist life risks his heart with one of its firecracker stars in this stirring and moving exploration of the ACT UP movement that protested government inaction on AIDS in the 90s.

Tickets: $18 per person
Tickets are available from Body Positive House in Auckland. 1/3 Poynton Terrace, Newton, Auckland.

More details:
21 May


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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Sunday 21st May 2017

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

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.

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

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

Messages of Support, read out at this years memorial:

Governor General of New Zealand - View
The National Party -
The Labour Party -
The Greens -
Nikki Kaye, MP for Auckland Central -

4 May (Every Thursday for 6 weeks)

for 6 weeks

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Sex+ Workshop
Starts Thursday 4th May
Runs for six weeks

HIV+? Male? Want to talk about sex?

Getting what you want from sex?
Want a better, hotter and healthier sex life?
Ask us how at Sex+!

21-23 April

to 23 Apr

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HIV+ Men’s Retreat 2017
21st - 23rd April
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland

The 2017 annual HIV+ Men’s Retreat was held from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April, at Vaughan Park in Long Bay just north of Auckland.
It was fully booked and everyone had a wonderful weekend.

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.

7 March


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Wills & Power of Attorney Workshop
4.30pm, Tuesday 7th March
Body Positive House, Auckland

Body Positive hosted a free workshop for members on Tuesday 7th March at 4.30pm. The workshop was held by Tony Walker who is a partner at LawWorks. During the meeting the participants learned about important legal aspects of preparing their Will and the use of Power of Attorney for the benefit of themselves and their loved ones.

What will happen to your belongings if you do not have a will?
What happens to your assets and who can make decisions for you if you are unwell?
Where do you want your final resting place?
Are there people who are close to you that you want to leave something behind to?

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