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Bars and Nightclubs

Gay-owned friendly neighbourhood bar with gaming area and function room for hire upstairs.
Drag shows Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm.
233 Symonds St (under the big billboards), Auckland.
Phone (09) 379 7335 or (09) 279 7336.

Family Bar
Auckland's most popular drag/DJ bar/club. Proudly gay owned and operated.
Open 7 days till 5am
270 Karangahape Road, Auckland City, Ph. 09 309 0213
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Garnet Station
A lesbian-owned Espresso bar and queer sanctuary.
Serves organic Chiasso coffee and gluten free cakes.
85 Garnet Rd, Westmere.
Open 7 days, 7.30am-12pm. 100% organic coffee and milk

Gay Friendly Bar/Restaurant. 382 Karangahape Rd, Auckland. Open Tuesday - Sunday.
Phone: 09 377 2313

Naval & Family
Auckland's GLBT pub on the corner of K'Rd and Pitt St.
Gay owned and operated. Open 7 days, 10am till late.
The Naval & Family Hotel, 243 Karangahape Rd, Auckland City.
Ph. 09 373 3409

Gay owned and operated events venue and cocktail bar.
Piano Bar on Friday evenings. Flirt women's night every second Saturday.
2nd floor, The Naval & Family Hotel, 243 Karangahape Rd, Auckland City
Ph. 09 309 0213

Rock 'n' Bull
Gay-friendly steakhouse restaurant, bar and nightclub.
Hosts International Gay Appreciation events on the first weekend of each month.
Open 3pm until dawn Wednesday to Saturday.
280 Karangahape Road, Auckland City, Ph: 09 379 8626.

LGBT-friendly restaurant and bar with friendly (mostly gay) staff.
150 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby.
Open Mon-Fri 12noon - 2am, Sat-Sun 10am-2am
Phone: 09 360 1710.

Gay men's venue- friendly bar catering for the more masculine crowd.
DJs every night
490 Karangahape Rd, Auckland.
Open: Thurs 9pm-2am,   Fri 9pm-3am,   Sat 9pm-5am.
Ph: 307-2155    Proprietors: Paul & Alan
Email: Click here to Email

Caluzzi cabaret restaurant
Gay owned drag cabaret shows with dinner.
Random Club gay get-togethers on Wednesday evenings.
461 Karangahape Road, Auckland.  Phone 09 357 0778

Finale cabaret restaurant
Gay owned drag cabaret shows with dinner.
350 Karangahape Road, Auckland.  Phone 09 377 4820

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Sauna and Cruise Clubs

Playground & Shop for Men. Corner Exmouth & Norwich St, Newton, Auckland
Monday to Thursday 12 noon to 1am, Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 5am, Sunday 1pm to 1am
Phone: (09) 30 222 50

Centurian Sauna for Men
Sauna - 18 Beresford Square, Auckland Central. Just off Pitt street, from K'Rd.
Open 7 days.
Sun - Thu: 11am - 2am, Fri & Sat: 11am - 6am
Ph: 377-5571   Click for more info...

Eroxxx Adult Stores Ltd
Takapuna Cruise/Video lounge now open.
453 Lake Rd Takapuna. Entry off the lane that runs between Byron Ave and Northcroft Streets.
Sunday midday till 7 pm, Thursday 6 p.m. till midnight
Ph. (09) 489-2536   Email: Click Here to Email

Mens Cruise Club. Lower level, 25 Dundonald St, Newton, Auckland.
Open Sun-Thu 7pm-3am, Fri-Sat 7pm-10am. Public Holidays: 7pm-10am.
FREE breakfast during the weekends.
Entry: $12 7pm-8pm, $18 after 8pm
Ph: 09-373-2657

The Den
Adult shops with cruise space.
348 Karangahape Rd, Auckland. Open 7 days. Ph: 307-9191
440 Khyber Pass, Newmarket. Ph 520-3849
16 Wydham Street, City. Ph 366-6069

The Wingate Club
Sauna/Spa/Venue - 76 Wingate St, Avondale, West Auckland. Open 7 days Midday until late.

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HERO Festival
After nearly 20 years of coordinating a wide-ranging annual celebration of GLBT cultures, Hero is in the process of being wound up (June 2009).

GLBT Festival 2010
Plans are afoot to create a new kind of GLBT Festival in Auckland for around February 2010.
Contact Kent Phillips via email: GLBT 2010 Festival

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Support Organisations

Absolute Freedom Group of SGI-NZ
The Absolute Freedom Group are members of SGI-NZ, regardless of sexuality, whose aim is to introduce the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin into the GLBT Community.

Address: SGI-NZ Culture Centre, 40 Eaglehurst Road, Elleslie, AUCKLAND
Phone/Fax: 09 525 1829

Aquarius Gay & Lesbian Group (AA-Auckland)
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Ponsonby, Auckland, each Tuesday evening specifically for members of the gay and lesbian communities who want to stop drinking.
Website: Aquarius Gay & Lesbian Group

Auckland Community Church
Offers a Christian service of worship and social activities particularly serving those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Weekly worship Sunday's 7.30pm, in St Matthew-in-the-City.
Address: St Matthew-in-the-City, Corner Hobson & Wellesley Streets, Auckland City
Phone/Fax: Tony (09-3763303) or John (09-815 7099)
Email: Click Here to Email

Auckland Living Positively Group -
A peer support group for HIV + men. Meets on a monthly basis, first Tuesday of the month.
Internal purpose: Making the best of living with HIV, Establishing individual goals for our lives, Supporting each other in reaching these goals, Socialising together, Keeping abreast of health issues, Empowering each other to stay in control of our lives, our health.

Extraneous purposes: A place for those newly diagnosed to feel at home, A source of people who can speak out about HIV in the community, A source for written communication, A group that can respond to current issues on HIV, A source of energy for fundraising for Body positive, Setting up of block courses for: Returning to the work force, Public speaking and facilitator Training, How to cope with diagnosis including issues like staying healthy, housing, winz, assertiveness training and self esteem, conquering self destructive Addictions.

We meet at a member's house for a shared meal to start with and then have sometime to have a group chat and discussion on what is happening for us and offering support to those who need it. Because from time to time we all need it.
Group Link:
Email: Click Here to Email

Auckland Pride GLBT Fibromyalgia support
Currently a phone support group for gay lesbian bi & transgendered people with Fibromyalgia syndrome.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder of the body's muscles & connective tissue with other symtoms ranging from fatigue, sleep disorders, memory problems(fibro fog), depression & irratible bowel & other symtoms related to this illness. FM can effect anyone at any age and as yet there is no known cause or cure.
This is a new support for new or long term GLBT persons with FM. At present I only have phone support but I am looking at expanding to a weekly social group. Any one with or anyone able to help with phone support funding, for a place to hold meetings, P.O.Box or anything else please feel free to call me.
No medical imformation will be given.
For medical advice or treatment consult your doctor or specialist.
James Pollock - Phone: 021 054-0791    Email: Fibromyalgia

Body Positive Inc.
HIV / AIDS information & peer support group.
Email: Body Positive

Charlotte Museum
Thought to be the world's first museum solely devoted to lesbian artifacts, the Charlotte Museum displays memorabilia of early New Zealand women who lived with and loved women, and includes a variety of Labrys, domestic ware, lesbian ceramics, 1,700 lesbian-themed books and many early lesbian community magazines from New Zealand and around the world. Social poetry and literature readings are regularly organised.
Address: Unit 6, Level 2, 58 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn.
Opening hours usually Thursday to Saturday 12-4pm.
Email: Charlotte Museum   Website:

Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)
GABA aims to build a gay and lesbian business community - providing social networking opportunities for interaction amongst gay mn and women in the professions and in business.
The GABA Charitable Trust provides financial assistance to groups and organisations in the gay and lesbian community.
PO Box 3092, Auckland
Website:    Email: GABA

See: OUTline

Gay New Agers
G.L.B.T New Agers "espousing a broad range of philosophies and practes" Social Group - Discussion Forum/s - Net Working - Dating etc. Different private and/or public venue weekly.
Email: Gay New Agers

GenderBridge meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Pompalier Centre (Suite 5), 2 Pompalier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland from 7.30pm. GenderBridge also operates a free call support line.
If you need advice or support on transgender issues, or would like to volunteer your help please contact us.
Phone: 0800 TG HELP (0800 844 357) Calls are strictly confidential.
Email: GenderBridge

Icebreakers Auckland
Ring Gayline/Lesbianline for contact information

Lesbian, Gay and Transgender & Bisexual: Narcotics Anonymous - Auckland
Narcotics Anonymous Meeting for the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender & Bisexual community. Meets every Monday Night at 19.00 hours
All Saints Church, corner Cowan St & Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Email: Narcotics Anonymous     Website:

Long Yang Club - Auckland
A social and support group for gay Asians and their friends. Regular meetings and activities are held. See website for updates and information.
Phone: 022 673 0588
Email: Click Here to Email

MCC in Auckland
Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). A way of being,Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takataapui, Fa'afafine, & Hetrosexual. Vision of unity that allowes our Diversity within All Cultre's. MCC will raise awereness of all our identities in the community through education and social action; and we will stand in solidarity with all those who seek to integrate their spirituality, cultures and sexuality in the City of Auckland.

MCC will be a safe place, where there is acceptance of all people as part of this church. We will respect the unity and diversity of all people. Our pastor is Rev Leigh Neighbour. For help in Civil Unions, Weddings, Counselling, Funerals and Advocacy.

113 Mt Eden Road. Mt Eden (City End). Sundays at 7pm.
Look for the MCC Notice Board out on the footpath.
Phone: (09) 296-0095   Mobile (027)271 4591   Email: Click Here

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective
Our Aim is to enhance the Status, Health and Welfare for workers in the Sex Industry through; Safeguarding the Human Rights of Sex Workers, Promoting the Welfare, and the Occupational Health And Safety of Sex Workers.
Male Section: P.U.M.P. - PRIDE and UNITY for MALE PROSTITUTES.
486 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland.
Phone: (09) 366-6106   Fax: (09) 366-6102

NZ Bears
A social group for older Auckland gay men away from the bar/nightclub scene.
Meetings for restaurant meals, BBQs etc.
Contact Paul via email at: NZ Bears

OUTline (Formally Auckland Gay/Lesbian Welfare & Gayline/Lesbianline)
Provides support, information and counselling to gay and lesbian people and their significant others through the OUTline telephone counselling service, face-to-face counselling, referral and support groups.
Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, Weekends: 5pm-10pm Ph: (09) 303-3584.
Lesbian counsellors: Mon/Wed/Sat evenings.
Email: OutLineNZ

Rainbow Youth Auckland
Rainbow Youth is an Auckland-based organisation providing support, contact, information, advocacy and education for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takataapui and Fa'afafine youth. Look us up on facebook, Rainbow Youth Aotearoa and join any of the groups below to find out more about dates and times they meet.

Phone: (09) 376 4155 Fax: (09) 368-5596 Email: Click Here to Email

The A.K.L List
'The A.K.L List' is a new free e-newsletter for lesbian and bisexual women living in the greater Auckland area. The purpose of this e-newsletter is to share information on events, resources and issues that are relevant to the women in our community. 'The A.K.L List' welcomes contributions from women in the community and invites you to share event information, news and your opinions.
To subscribe, or for more information, please email

TransAdvocates is an alliance of people promoting trans presence and influence through advocacy and lobbying. We offer direct legal services and advocacy to people in need and also lobby for legislative and health reforms for our community. We are closely alligned with most trans groups in New Zealand and whether it's rubbing shoulders with prisoners or politicians we're there.
We have an active facebook and blog giving you up to date news on trans issues.
Addreess: We meet up before the GenderBridge meeting at Thai Yani restaurant on Anzac Pde at 6pm every second tuesday of the month.
Phone: 021 371 080   Email: Trans Advocates

Trans-Care Trust (formerly Auckland Transgender Resources)
A registered Charitable Trust set up specifically for the support and recognition of transgendered people in New Zealand. Non-membership, everyone welcome. Meetings last Friday of every month at a private residence in Mangere Bridge.
Contact: Michelle or Shelina
Ph: 0800 TRANSCARE (0800 872 672)   Mail: PO Box 68402, Newton, Auckland.
Email:     Website:

UniQ Auckland
UniQ Auckland exists to foster and further the interests and well-being of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui and fa'afafine students (hereafter referred to as queer students) at the University of Auckland.

We gather at Alleluja café in St Kevin's arcade on K Road every Thursday at 6pm during semester time. Our gatherings are weekly, and they provide a social environment where you can chat and meet new people and make friends. We hold and promote activities beneficial to the university life of queer students, and aim to secure the co-operation of the students association and the University in doing so. We're part of a network of queer groups at tertiary institutions around New Zealand.

While many of our activities are social, such as movie nights, we have also been involved in political campaigns and lobby for queer students on campus and nationally.
Address: Alleluja Café in St Kevin's arcade on Karangahape Road
6pm Thursdays during semester time.
Email: UniQ

uniQtec Queer student group
Unitec Queer student group
A social group to aid any queer students requiring support, and as a place to meet and socialise with other queer students on campus. It is open to all queer students and we would like you, if queer, to come along and if possible bring a friend. In the future we hope to broaden the activities the group participates in, and include off and on campus events and meetings. Meetings are held at Building 180 at the Unilounge, the common room, next to coffee cart every second Monday from 12.30pm onwards on a fortnighty basis. Look forward to seeing you there. For further information regarding the uniQtec social group, contact Rob or Jade uniQtec

Youthline Auckland
Ph: (09) 376-6633 3pm - 11pm

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Social, Sports and Special Interest Groups

Auckland Gay Bowling Association (AGBO)
Sail City Bowling League
Ten Pin Bowling every Sunday at Takapuna Tenpin from 4.45pm

Auckland Gay Bikers
A motorcycle club for gay men. We are genuine motorcyclists and very keen to meet up with, and ride with, other like minded guys....
Website: (Yahoo Group)

Auckland Gay Tramping Group
Monthly tramping trips in the Auckland area normally on the second Sunday of the month. The tramps vary in difficulty from month to month and for most tramps you only need basic gear. Check out our website for more details. Meeting point for Sunday tramps is usually the Mt Eden car park which is at the corner of Mt Eden Rd, New North Rd and Symonds St at 9.30 am. This car park is free on Sundays.
Website:    Email: Auckland Gay Tramping

ALARM - Auckland Leather and Rubber Men
A social group for guys into leather and rubber - meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
34 Norwich St, Newton, Auckland.   Ph: 027 275-7002
Yahoo Group:
Email: Click Here to Email

Auckland Lesbian Softball Team
This lesbian softball team is the only one in Auckland that competes on a weekly basic. The games start in late October and run through till April with a break in the middle for Christmas and New Years. We are currently looking for new players to join our social side. We are looking at all different skill levels, even if you havn't picked up a bat since school. We are a fun team that loves to play the game and then socalise afterwards. If you are interested in joining the team, just drop me a line.
Address : Mt Albert Auckland for the club rooms and we play all around.
Phone: 027 277-7889    Email (Toni): Lesbian Softball

Auckland Sunboys
A social Nudist Group for Gay Men. Activities mainly include house meetings once a month, potluck suppers, wine tasting, camping trips. All ages and body types are welcome. Visitors are also welcome.
Phone Ray (09) 413-8990
Email: Click Here to Email

Aquarius Club
Aquarius Club is a meet and mingle social drinking group popular with older gay men. New members are always welcome.
Meets every Sunday, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Portside Bar, 132 Halsey Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.

Gay and Christian
We are an official group within Ponsonby Baptist Church and have been meeting monthly for several years at a house near the church. We share pizza together and talk of any struggles or needs we have or explore a topic. All GLBT welcome. We also have contact with other Baptist and evangelical groups and individuals throughout New Zealand and will explore contacts for you.
Contact: Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Phone: Peter 09-360 5595 Website:    Email: GayAndChristian

Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS)
GALS are a non-auditioned community choir based in Auckland for gays and lesbians who sing in tune. If you would like to join GALS or just come along for a bit of a sing, email us for more information with "GALS enquiry" in the subject line. We practise every Tuesday night from 6.30pm to 9pm just down from Karangahape Road and occasional Saturdays.
Email: GALS

Gay/lesbian Social Squash Group
Social squash group. Ungraded for all levels, round robin format. Play either timed (10 mins) or scored. A fun and energetic way to get your daily exercise.
Wednesday evenings from 7 pm
Get your name added to the mailing list to get weekly court details.
Address: Unitec Courts, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.
Phone: 027 549 4380    Email: Social Squash

Gay in the Bay of Islands
Social group of gay and lesbian people in the Bay of Islands, monthly events and 2 weekly bar meetings.
Email: Gay in the Bay    Website:

Gay Movie Nights
A relaxed way to socialize for those people not wanting to go to clubs or bars. Join us at the Gayline Centre for a relaxed dvd evening and lots of socializing. The first movie is on 23 March 2007 from 7.30 p.m. and then regularly after that.
Pop corn, ice-creams, tea and coffee available (byo wine).
Gold coin koha.
Relaxed and lots of laughs
Address : Second floor, 30 Anzac Avenue, Auckland
Ph: 09-309 3268   Email: Gayline   Web:

GLBT Badminton Group
Are you interested in trying badminton, keen to exercise, or wanting to meet new friends? We are a group of guys/gals who play regularly at 99 Gillies Avenue, Newmarket on most Saturdays (usually from 1pm to 3pm depending on the availability of the courts). We have players of different levels so it doesn't matter if you are an experienced player or completely new, we would love for you to join us.
The cost is $5 for one hour or $10 for two hours.
For more information or confirmation of attendance, please email us:
Email: GLBT Badminton

Maidenz Aotearoa
Maidenz started as the first NZ Lesbian softball team to go to the World Gay Games in 1998 and again in 2002. Maidenz is now a support group for Lesbians wanting to know and go to the Gay Games. It uses its name to assist other softball or sports group in attending the next Gay Games in Montreal.
Phone: 027-435-4461
Email: Click Here to Email

Movie and Dinner Night at Dorothy's Sister
We are a friendly mixed group who meet on a regular basis to view a movie over a causal dinner. We meet twice a month; every second and fourth Wednesday of a month. Our sponsor Dorothy's Sister Bar & Restaurant is opening its doors for us to get together for a meal and film evening.
We aim to show movies not easily available in your local video store. We will entertain you with classics, musicals, festival, comedies, gay and not so gay movies.
For more info please visit our website:

Ponsonby Heroes Rugby Team
Contact Gavin Hyde     Email: Heroes Rugby

SpikeNZ Mens Volleyball Team
We are looking for experienced players to join our team that will be travelling to Chicago for the Gay Games in July 2006. You need to have some understanding of our favourite sport and the rules of the game . We are a dynamic team with both non gay and gay members. We have been together for over 7yrs and we are wanting to expand our team to take over to Chicago next year. If you are interested and want to know more about our team please feel free to visit our website or email us.
Emailaddr: SpikeNZ

Team Auckland Swimmers
The team meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Tepid Baths (Sturdee Road, Auckland City) from 7.30pm for an hour in the pool. The baths have a heated pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa facilities.
Contact Ron Judd for more details.
Phone: 09 849 4461     Email: Team Auckland Swimmers

The Fifth Season
A garden and social group for GLBT people in and around Auckland. Monthly events include visits to outstanding private gardens, weekends away in other parts of the country, social get-togethers, talks about plants and gardening, and opportunities to purchase plants at discount prices. A quarterly newsletter of news and upcoming events is sent to members.
Phone: (09) 828 5206
Email: Click here to Email
Website :

Walking Group
We are a recreational group for Auckland Gay Men and Women who enjoy walking with a strong social focus. We pride ourselves on the friendly, light-hearted nature of the members. Many friendships have been formed.
Email: WalkingGroup    Website:

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