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2014/15 NYE Guide

Posted in: Events
By staff - 29th December 2014

Are you ready to bring in 2015!? Here’s a look at some of the events being held up and down the country to ring in the New Year, including Urge's final NYE, the biggest night at Vinegar Hill and chilled out gathering in Christchurch.


New Year's Eve at Uretiti
Northland's Uretiti is really easy to get to if you feel like some sand and surf – just look for the entry off State Highway 1, between Waipu and Ruakaka. There's always plenty of fun to be had on NYE!


Family encourages dress up for its 'CastaGAY' party
Casta'GAY at Family
This year Auckland’s main gay nightclub has a Casta'GAY - Treasure Island theme, with dress-up encouraged. Family Bar is going to be completely decked out like a Tropical Island and of course there will be plenty of drag shows – and a New Year’s countdown. Doors open at 9PM at 270 K’ Rd.

If you like to see bartenders dance on the bar and want to pick your own music on the juke box, this gay-straight-whatever friendly pub is the place to spend New Year’s Eve! 259 K’ Road, Auckland.

Fancy some fireworks?
Wherever you are in Auckland, you’ll want to keep an eye on the Sky Tower which will have a giant LED clock on the Sky Tower

It will be Urge's final NYE party
counting down to midnight – and fireworks to see 2015 in.

Urge NYE Party
Sadly, this will be the final New Year’s Eve party at Auckland’s longest-running gay bar, which closes in February/March. DJs Adam Crozier and Donald Gordon Bennett will welcome the New Year in for the bear and leather crowd. Doors open from 9PM at 490 K' Rd, Auckland.

Lower North Island

Vinegar Hill
The campest campground in the nation is Vinegar Hill, where there will be the traditional bonfire and DJs an influx of hotties in shorts and singlets. Vinegar Hill is on State Highway 54, near Hunterville. You'll recognise it by all the rainbow flags!


NYE at Club Q
Palmerston North's Club Q welcomes all to join in New Year celebrations. There will be pumping music and lots of fun to be had. Jersey Lane, Palmerston North.


Hosts Scotty and Mal always put on a memorable night.

NYE at S&M’s
Weird or Wonderful? It's your choice! Throw on your best "onesie" or even your best PJ's, let your imagination go wild for a fancy dress party with a difference - Weird or Wonderful? S&M’s will have DJ Beat King from 10PM and spot prizes for fancy dress. 176 Cuba St.

Ivy Bar will be the ‘groove zone’ at multi-venue party The Day Before Next Year. Tickets at, but there will also be door sales. James Smiths Basement, Cuba St.

South Island


Gay Christchurch NYE Gathering
Bears Christchurch are hosting an informal gathering for all the Christchurch LGBT community and its friends. Head along and enjoy some great company and hospitality at The Volstead on Riccarton Road. Last year’s event was well attended and had a great vibe. From 7PM, 55 Riccarton Rd.

Have a NYE event we haven’t listed? Drop us an email at staff - 29th December 2014

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