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Bars and Nightclubs

Christchurch's only gay bar/nightclub, upstairs in the Ministry Nightclub complex.
1st floor (above Propaganda Bar), 90 Lichfield Street, Christchurch.
Balcony area for smokers.
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 pm
Phone: (03) 379-2910   Email: CRUZ
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The Bedford
Large upstairs venue hosts LGBT clubbing events on Friday nights from 8pm.
Womens' Nights alternate with Gay Nights every fortnight.
1st Floor (above Legends) on corner of Madras Street and Bedford Row.
Phone: 03 366 5596.
Google Map

Sauna and Cruise Clubs

Sauna/Cruise Club. 83 Lichfield St, Christchurch
3 whole floors, Spa Steam Sauna Maze plus Altsex Cafe shop
Open Mon - Thurs 10am - 2am, Friday from 10am & Weekends 24hrs.
Ph: (03) 377 1701    Email: MenFriends
Google Map

The Box
Mens Cruise Club.
Upstairs at 146a Lichfield Street Christchurch City.
$15 all-day entry - Open Sun-Thurs 11am-1am, Fri and Sat 11am-4am.
Ph (03) 377-4748
Google Map

Support, Sports and Social Groups

All Stars 10 Pin Bowling League
The All Stars Bowling League is a gay SOCIAL league for all members and friends of our community. NO level of skill is required to join as a handicap points system applies.
Come on down and check us out, have a bowl, have a drink and have some fun!!
5.30pm Sundays
Address: Garden City Bowling Centre, 15-21 Iversen Tce, Christchurch
Phone: 021 684 734   Email:   Website: Location Map

Christchurch Bears
Social group for garden city bears, cubs and mates.
Regular event: Bears' beers. 3rd Thursday of the month. Other events notified via email when they happen!
Address: Pommeroy's, cnr Fitxgerald Ave and Kilmore St
Email: Christchurch Bears

Christchurch Gay/Lesbian Cycling Group
Social cycling group. We meet in the central City at 10am Saturday mornings for a ride chosen on the day. Normally stop at a cafe, and people ride a mix of road and mountain bikes. Meet a group of friendly, social people, with new cyclists always welcome. All abilities, ages and skill levels catered for. And it's a great way to make new friends!
For more info email: Gay/Lesbian Cycling

Christchurch Gay Social Group
A social group for gay men in Christchurch. The group is being established for the 2009 Summer.
Various social events will be organised such as road rides. coffee evenings. mountain bike rides. beach bbq. ten pin bowling. ice skating. rock climbing. movie and dvd nights etc.
To help set up the group or organise an event please contact us. Check out our website for more information on coming to an event.
Address: Various meeting points around Christchurch depending on the activity.
Phone: 021-144-4499   Email:

Christchurch Mens Monthlies Dining Group
On the last Sunday evening of every month a group meal is arranged for those interested and available to attend. Moderately priced venues are chosen around the city and suburbs. The booking is centrally coordinated by a volunteer from the group. Bookings are usually early evening and the evening progresses casually till 9.30 - 10pm when people depart for other venues or home.
Email: CHC Monthlies

CRAVE MCC@Christchurch
Formerly known as All Saints Metropolitan Community Church, the small group of believers now call themselves Crave MCC@Christchurch after linking up with a similar dynamic young parish in Sydney. True to its founding principles, Crave leaders are equipped to deal with personal issues that specifically affect the non-heterosexual community and it has two civil union celebrants. Coming-out support is also available.

Sunday 5pm services include communion and informal get-togethers afterwards, and are now complemented by home group meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays where closer support and a more personal attention is possible.

Dykes Dining Out:
We go out for dinner on the 1st Saturday of each month. Will appeal to any dykes who enjoy good conversation and good food (Although we do not always promise good food!).
We go to different cafes and restaurants each month. Couples and singles welcome. A great way to widen your social circle. For info and bookings please email us or visit our website.
Email: Dykes Dining Out

Information, or just to talk. Ph: (03)379-4796
Monday 7.30pm - 9pm
Thursday 8pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 12 noon

Gay Radio show in Christchurch
"The Good Fairy", Christchurch Radio show hosted by Dan.
Fortnightly on Plains FM 96.9 (can be livestreamed on your computer if you go to their website). Starts Thursday 14 Jan 2010. A light, feel-good show with music, a joke, community notices & interviews with regular people who are gay or gay-friendly talking about regular life being gay. If you would like to be a guest on the show, or advertise your gay or gay-friendly business, or let us know about an upcoming event please email me :O)
Address: Plains FM 96.9, Christchurch

GLBT Business Association of Christchurch (GBA)
GBA has a database of over 80 professional and business people and holds monthly networking meetings and regular social and business development functions. The Association aims to promote members' businesses on a professional and social level with others in the community and via the GBA website.
Email: GBA Christchurch

Koru Men's Group
A monthly social group for gay men that have left heterosexual relationships.
First Tuesday of the month. Contact us for more information.
Phone:03 940 9487
Website:    Email: Koru Men

Lambda Day Trampers
A social tramping group for Gays & Lesbians. Christchurch, New Zealand.

NZAF South Te Toka
HIV and STI screening; counselling and support for all people living with HIV; sexuality and sexual health counselling for men who have sex with men; (all free services) training and workshops on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, and related issues.
Address: 269 Hereford St, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379-1953    Email: Te Toka    Website:

A social group for gay and bisexual men over 25 in Christchurch. A safe and non-threatening alternative to the local bar and sex-on-site scene. Weekly get-togethers at various cafes around Christchurch, plus other activities.
Email: Plus25ChCh     Phone: 0274 965 427

We are LGBT students at CPIT Christchurch polytechnic, with peer support and great friends. So if you are gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, trans, get in touch and come along and meet the other queer students on campus. Activities include camping, BBQ's, team exercises and discounted tickets to major events.
Contact: Raewyn at

Poz Plus
Formerly B.P.Canterbury. Support group for people with HIV/AIDS
PO Box 24-155, East Linwood 8642, Christchurch
Phone: 64 3 942-6647    Email: PozPlus

Q-topia is a social support network for queer* youth (or youth who are questioning their sexual identity) in the Canterbury region aged 14-25. We run regular social events and aim to have a lot of fun. We meet weekly, some of our events include going to cafés, movies, picnics, ten pin bowling, go-kart racing, watching DVDs or simply hanging out.
Phone: 021 175 3631   Website:    Email: Q-topia

Rainbow Families Trust
An Organization for promoting equality & advocacy, the Rainbow Families Trust provides support for LGBT businesses in Christchurch, and advocacy, information, resources and support for LGBT youth.
Phone: 021 106 0771 (office hours)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 33382, Barrington 8244, Christchurch
E-Mail:    Website:

Rainbow House Otautahi - Home of Agender Christchurch
Residential and day support services for the transgender community. We provide Support, Education, Advocacy & Research to Challenge Homophobia (SEARCH) so as to enable transgender people to be who they are contributing more fully to the life of the wider community. Full board is available for transgender people visiting Christchurch and there is a day lounge. A library of books and resources is available for borrowing. All GLBT Rainbow People, partners, family and interested friends are welcome to drop by.
Rainbow House Otautahi, 443 Tuam Street, Linwood, Christchurch 8001
Phone: (03) 381 7423
Email:  Agender

UniQ Canterbury
UniQ Canterbury is the social support group for all queer students and staff at the University of Canterbury, as well as straight people, and members of the broader Christchurch Community. The group holds regular events. Contact us for further information.
Email: Uniq Canterbury

UniQ Lincoln University
Lincoln University (Christchurch)
UniQ Lincoln is a social and support group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Straight students, staff and community of Lincoln University. Anyone is welcome to the group meetings and social events, simply contact us by email and we'll let you know whats happening..
Tommy Hamilton, Group Coordinator.
Address: Lincoln Uni Campus for meetings - email us for meeting times and places.
E-mail: UniQ Lincoln

Womens Centre
We actively support lesbians, have lesbian support workers and staff, lesbian books in library, lesbian video evening every 1st Wednesday of the month.

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