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Bars and Nightclubs

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Sauna and Cruise Clubs

Sauna/Cruise Club.
427 Tuam Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch
Open Every Day at 11am
Closes Sunday - Thursday 2am
Closes Friday/Saturday 4am
Ph: (03) 381 1818    Email: MenFriends

The Box
Mens Cruise Club.
6 Manning Place, Woolston, Christchurch.
$15 all-day entry - Open Sun-Thurs 11am-midnight, Fri and Sat 11am-1am.
Ph (03) 389-4196
Email: The Box    Website:

Support, Sports and Social Groups

All Stars 10 Pin Bowling League
The All Stars Bowling League is a 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!! 5.15pm Sundays
Address: Garden City Bowling Centre, 15-21 Iversen Tce, Christchurch
Phone: 021 684 734   Email: All Stars 10 Pin Bowling

Bears Christchurch
A group dedicated to celebrating gay men and their friends and admirers who like their men beary, hairy, chubby, stocky, or just a bit rough around the edges. We have regular events every month and we have a big annual event called the BIG BEAR WEEKEND.
• Regular Drinks Night: 3rd Thursday of each month.
Our 2014 Venue is The Volstead, 55 Riccarton Road, from 7:30pm.
• Coffee Bears - First Sunday of every month, 11:00h, at Cargo Bar, 359 Lincoln Rd, Addington.
• Pool Bears - Last Sunday of every month, 3pm, Pomeroys, 292 Kilmore Street.
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:

Coming Out for Coffee
We are a small group of people who meet every second Friday evening for a social time. We want to offer support and encouragement to anyone who is thinking of, or is in the process of, coming out; especially those who are of a mature age. It can be important to have someone to share the journey with, who has walked a similar path.
Address: Various coffee places around Christchurch.
Look for us on facebook.
Phone: 027 286 6774    Email: Coming Out For Coffee

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 Christchurch and Canterbury
A group for all types of rainbow community and their friends in the Christchurch and greater Canterbury area. We hold a regular drinks night on the 1st Thursday of every month and other social activities such as movie nights etc. All types welcome. We do not discriminate based on age or sexual identity.
Email: Gay Christchurch     Website:

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

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

LGBT Social Network Canterbury
We are a group of mostly 18-35 year olds that hang out and socialise at the Volstead bar in Christchurch on Thursdays from 9pm onwards. Anyone welcome, we're a friendly bunch!
Address: Volstead bar, Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Facebook: LGBT-Social-Network-Canterbury

NZAF South Te Toka
New premises.
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: 253 Cashel St, Christchurch.
Phone: 03 379 1953    Email: Te Toka    Website:

NZAF National Office: 09 303 3124 or 0800 80 AIDS (2347).

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:

Step Ahead Rainbow Group
A social support group for GLBT and gay friendly people who experience mental illness.
Addr: 167 Stanmore Rd   Email: Step Ahead

Te Awhina LGBTQ Drug and Alcohol Recovery Group
If drugs or alcohol are causing problems in your life and you'd like to discuss this in a safe and supportive environment, come along to our open LGBTQ group on Friday mornings. We can also help you get connected with other services and provide 1:1 counselling.
9:30am every Friday from 31 January, 2015.
Address: 21 Collins Street, Addington, Christchurch.   Email:

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

Te Whare Puakitanga Transition House. The home of Agender Christchurch.
Agender Christchurch provides support throughout the South Island.
Our old Community House premises has been demolished following the earthquakes. We are in operation at new premises which provide a safe, accessible, central drop in centre offering support, education, research, advocacy and now, temporary accomodation for the transgender community.
Our resource library of books, pamphlets and videos were in the old Community House. We are working on recouping the resource library as best we can. We are accepting donations towards the library, so please contact us if you can donate. We have also started a facebook page where you can connect with us and each other.
A support group open to all trans people, significant others and supporters meets at Agender Christchurchs' Te Whare Puakitanga, Transition House, 7.30 pm on the fourth Friday of the month from February to November. All are welcome.
Address: 341 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: (03) 372-9298
Email: Agender Christchurch

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

Women's Centre
We actively support lesbians, have lesbian support workers and staff, lesbian books in library, lesbian video evening every 1st Wednesday of the month.
New Address effective 26MAR12:
Women's Centre, Level 1, 573 Colombo St, Christchurch.
This is very close to South City Mall. It is the last/corner office behind the "Hamills Fishing & Hunting" store.

Veggie Puffs - Vegetarian/vegan GLBTI Dining Group
The Veggie Puffs Vegetarian Dining Group is run under the auspices of the Christchurch Vegetarian Centre (CVC). Established in 2002, it is open to all members of the gay/lesbian/queer community who enjoy vegetarian and vegan food, with the proviso that only vegan/vegetarian food is ordered when dining out with the group. Most of our members are vegetarians or have a vegetarian partner or just really like vegetarian/vegan food!
The group usually meets for dinner every 6-8 weeks. We meet for meals in Chch restaurants, both vege and non veggie. Meals are usually at a cheapish restaurant (under $20 for a main) and attendees will pay only for what they have ordered. To join, contact the CVC to be added to the Veggie Puffs email list.
Address: Various restaurants - veg and non veg, around Christchurch
Email: Veggie Puffs   Website:

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