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Offline ice_azer

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Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
« on: 09 Jun 13, 06:05:pm »
Hi all,

I've moved to Christchurch for a full-time job and basically do not know anyone there (gay or otherwise!). So, I was hoping to evoke the collective intelligence of gayNZ.com forum members and ask: Are there any current social groups for gay people in Christchurch? I'm 22 so groups attended by people of similar age would be fantastic.

A fair bit of Google-searching returns some groups but they all appear to be defunct (so I'm at loss for what to do next)... Also, are there any gay/gay-friendly clubs in Christchurch? It might be nice to let off a bit of steam in a queer-friendly environment every now and then!

Thanks.  ^-^

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Re: Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
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Offline ice_azer

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Re: Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jun 13, 09:40:pm »
Ah yes. I did notice that page on the website. The social group caught my eye but their website is completely dead... I guess I'll make an inquiry anyhoo. I was kinda hoping that someone from Christchurch could provide me with up to date information about what's good in the scene/community. 

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jun 13, 12:28:am »
Most of my Christchurch friends are on Facebook. Q-topia is for ages 14-25. https://www.facebook.com/groups/qtopia/

Or a smaller GLBT coffee catch up group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/279452215417009/

There is also a group organising Christchurch Pride Week for later in the year https://www.facebook.com/groups/54998122719/

Christchurch Bears have monthly meet-ups too https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bears-Christchurch/130398030336227

Even if these aren't your thing, people in these groups could give you a more up to date idea of happenings.

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Re: Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jun 13, 11:34:am »
The NZAF run condom packing nights too, they're pretty social

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Re: Christchurch: What to do if you're new?
« Reply #5 on: 10 Jun 13, 12:15:pm »
Hi again ice_azer

In your searching... if you find any listings we have under Christchurch that no longer exist we would really appreciate hearing about that. It's very hard to keep our NZ wide Scene Guide listings up-to-date as people tend to eagerly request a listing when they start, or whatever, but 99% don't remove their listing when they disband. We do rely on the local natives to keep us informed - so any help is appreciated!

Cheers, Neil
GayNZ.com