Social

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Groups are organised by area and then alphabetically, and updated as we receve them. Send your listings to LNAotearoa@gmail.com.

Northland/Te Tai Tokerau
Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau
Waikato
Tauranga
Hawkes Bay/Heretaunga
Rangitikei/Wanganui/Manawatu
Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Christchurch/Ōtautahi
Dunedin/Ōtepoti
Invercargill/Waihōpai

Northland/Te Tai Tokerau

Gay in the Bay Bay of Islands and wider social group. Email news@gayinthebay.org.nz.

Kaipara LGBT Email admin@kaiparalgbt.org or see kaiparalgbt.org.

Warkworth Women’s Resource Centre Rodney Town Hall Building, Alnwick St, Warkworth, Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, phone 09 425 7261, email womensrc@xtra.co.nz.

Whangagay, Love it Queer, 7-10pm, Butter Factory, Whangarei, last Friday of the month.

Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau

AGBO Sail City Bowling League, social Ten Pin Bowling League, every Sunday 5-7.30pm, Pins Lincoln, 199 Lincoln Road, Henderson. New members welcome. Phone Pam Hart 021 819 356.

alba Second Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm, an informal gathering in a lesbian space – The Studio at Garnet Station, 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere. Food and beverage available to buy. Community notices and guest speakers. Email alba@alba.org.nz.

Auckland Queers 20s & 30s, for LGBTT, genderqueer, intersex and questioning. First Sunday of the month Film night followed by coffee/drinks; second Tuesday – weeknight dinner; third Friday Dinner @ BYO restaurant; third Tuesday – Book club; last Thursday – wine night. See www.meetup.com/Auckland-Queers-20s-30s or email aucklandqueers@gmail.com

ArtistRY Rainbow Youth art group for people 13 to 27, regardless of sexual or gender identity. Snacks, art projects, collaborations and discussion, 4.30pm Fridays, Rainbow Youth centre, end of Abbey St, Newton. Join the Facebook group. Alcohol and drug free.

Breaking Boundaries Creative Collective A free fortnightly creative arts group for LGBTQI+ identified young people, a safe and supportive space for people of all skill levels and creative disciplines, with occasional workshops by queer guest artists. See the Facebook page, and join the Creative Collective Facebook group. Facilitated by Cole Meyers, cole@breakingboundaries.org.nz.

Charlotte Museum of lesbian culture 8A Bentinck St, New Lynn, open Wednesdays & Sundays 1-4pm, charlottemuseum.lesbian.net.nz, email charlottemuseum@gmail.com.

Coffee & Stroll Meets at different Auckland cafes on the third Sunday of each month, followed by an easy 40min walk. Email coffeeandstroll@gmail.com.

Dyke Hikes Monthly walks and other adventures. Unless otherwise stated, walks begin at 11am. Bring all the food and water that you’ll need, clothes appropriate for the season, good walking shoes, a hat and sunblock in spring and summer. Email hike@lesbian.co.nz, visit www.lesbian.co.nz or the Facebook page.

Dykes on Bikes A group of women who love to ride our 2 wheels. All types of motorised 2 or 3 wheeled vehicles are welcome. We also make exception for tin tops. Email info@dykesonbikes.co.nz or visit Facebook page.

EquAsian Support and social group for rainbow people from Asian countries, monthly pot lucks and coffee meetings, see their Facebook page, www.equasian.org.nz or email info@equasian.org.nz.

Fifth Season Gay and Lesbian Garden Group Visits to gardens and other social activities, third Sunday each month. Non-members welcome. Phone Wendy Wilson, 027 548 3510 or wendyirenewilson@gmail.com.

GALS Gay & Lesbian Singers Auckland community choir for gays & lesbians who sing in tune. Practice Tuesday 6.30pm. See www.gals.org.nz or email membership@gals.org.nz.

Gay4Play Adventure for gays, lesbians and their friends throughout Auckland and beyond. Visit Facebook and website for details.

DVD & games night Free for lesbian, bi, trans and queer women. Last Wednesday of every month, 7-9.30pm, Auckland Women’s Centre, 4 Warnock St, Westmere. Phone Ellie Lim 376 3227 or email womensservices@womenz.org.nz.

Lesbian League varied activities, see www.meetup.com/Lesbian-League.

Lesbians on Latte Third Sunday each month, 1pm, Garnet Station Cafe, 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere, as well as low-key social events. Ask at the counter when you arrive where the group is seated. Email lesbiansonlatte@gmail.com.

North Shore Women’s Centre Mayfield Centre, 5 Mayfield Rd, Glenfield, support, courses, library, open Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, PO Box 40-106, Glenfield, Auckland, phone 444 4618, www.womyn-ctr.co.nz, email women.ctr@xtra.co.nz.

Outside the Box Rainbow Youth outdoors and activities group. Meets 4.30pm every second Tuesday at the RY drop-in centre, at the end of Abbey St (off Gundry St, off Karangahape Rd) Newton, to plan events. Join the group on Facebook.

Rainbow Youth Support and social contact for under 27-year-olds, drop-in and seven social support groups; drug, alcohol and smoke free. Phone 376 4155, email info@rainbowyouth.org.nz or see www.rainbowyouth.org.nz. or drop in at the end of Abbey St (off Gundry St, off Karangahape Rd) Newton, Auckland. It’s open on weekdays from 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Sandringham lesbian brunch group first Saturday of each month, 11am, welcomes lesbians new to Auckland, currently at Okra Café, Sandringham Rd, venue may vary. Email jrankine53@gmail.com to confirm.

Shakti Asian Women’s Centre 138 Church St, Onehunga, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, 0800 Shakti (742 584) 24-hr crisis line.

Team Auckland Masters Swimmers downtown Tepid Baths, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm. Thursday drinks afterwards. Say you are a TAMS swimmer at the front desk, sign in, then see the coach on the side of the pool. Email tams.secretary@yahoo.co.nz.

West Auckland Women’s Centre 111 McLeod Road, Te Atatu, Mon 9.30am-12.30pm, Tues-Fri 9am-2pm, support, courses, PO Box 69-116, Glendene, phone 838 6381, email wawc@xtra.co.nz.

Women’s Bookshop 105 Ponsonby Road. Phone 376 4399 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, www.womensbookshop.co.nz.

Waikato

The Glow Singers (gays and lesbians of Waikato) meet Wednesdays in Hamilton, 7pm with monthly all-comer nights. Email theglowsingers@gmail.com or see their Facebook page.

Hamilton Pride monthly meetings to organise the local Pride festival (September) and other events throughout the year to achieve the mission of TOGETHER celebrating and supporting the diversity of Hamilton’s Rainbow community. Details on the webpage, Facebook, and by email at info@hamiltonpride.co.nz.

Hamilton Rainbow Dodgeball Kirikiriroa Āniwaniwa Karopōro social dodgeball for takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people, Thursdays, 6.30-7.30pm, University of Waikato Faculty of Education Gym, just off Gate 4, 213 Hillcrest Rd. Folks of all dodgeball abilities welcome; a gold coin koha is appreciated. Details on Facebook page.

Lesbian Social Group Regular dinners and brunches, pub and pool nights, picnics, bush walks, 10-pin bowling, kayaking, annual lesbian quizzes, movie afternoons and more. New women welcome, email lsg@hamiltonpride.co.nz or see hamiltonpride.co.nz/lsg or the LSG Facebook page.

Rainbow Warriors  Hamilton’s queer women’s social softball team plays from October to March in the social women’s league, and practices on Wednesday evenings at Resthills Park. New players always welcome at practices or as support for games. The time for Saturday games is always either 1 or 3pm; that and the venue is usually released on the preceding Wednesday. Email Bex on rebeccaf@spsw.org.nz.

Queer social dodgeball plays on Thursday nights at the University. Join the Facebook page for details.

UniQ Waikato for LGBTI* queer and questioning students at the University of Waikato, meeting 1pm, Wednesdays by The Cowshed. See facebook.com/UniQWaikato or twitter.com/UniQWaikato

Tauranga

TaurangaPryde support group for queer and trans* youth, meets 4.30pm, first and third Wednesdays of each month at The Incubator, Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga, see Facebook

Sapphic Table dining group – good food and conversation with other lesbian/takatāpui and women-oriented women, at a range of restaurants in and around Tauranga. See Meetup.com.

Hawkes Bay/Heretaunga

Deco Divas Monthly Friday drinks, 7pm in different towns, monthly brunches at different locations, and occasional other events; details advised by email. Email the co-ordinator, Sky, on decodiva2010@gmail.com. If you are new, Deco Divas will arrange to meet you so you don’t need to walk in alone.

Rangitikei-Wanganui-Manawatu

Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) ClubQ bar and social club for GLITTFAB people, open 7pm Thursdays, 8pm Fridays – late, Saturdays 10pm-3am. Email the Lesbian Social Group, or visit the MALGRA page on Gayline.

Massey UniQ Social and support group for Massey U and Ucol students, meets weekly at various venues for BBQs, camping trips and more. Email MasseyUniqPN@hotmail.com or see www.facebook.com/groups/masseyuniqpn/ or www.malgraclubq.org.nz/uniq/

Rangitikei-Wanganui-Manawatu Lesbian Coffee Group meets one Sunday or Saturday afternoon a month at alternate cafes in Rangitikei. Email Laura at laura.richards@xtra.co.nz.

Wairarapa Pink drinks, Buckhorn Bar & Grill, 20 Memorial Square, Carterton, last Friday of the month. All welcome, friendly crowd. Snacks and meals, usual range of drinks/coffees. If you don’t see us in the main bar walk through to the room off it on the way to the garden bar. Contact Kerry at kerry.elizabeth@xtra.co.nz or 027 668 8157.

Wangaflock lesbian/gay women’s social group in Whanganui  meets on the first Friday of the month for drinks, and the third Sunday for lunch. Email for venue and time details, other activities or to post your events. All lesbians/gay women visiting Whanganui welcome.

Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Lemon Tea Single Lesbian Dinner Club meets monthly for a reasonably priced restaurant meal and does the odd brunch. Contact the Facebook closed group.

Lesbian Overland and Cafe Club for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women, usually on the second Sunday of the month, and usually assembling in front of the Wellington Railway Station at 10am. There is one rule; retire to a café at some point. Contact trip leaders first about car pooling and additional information; koha to drivers when car pooling. See the website or email overlanders69@gmail.com

LILAC lesbian library 187 Willis St, city. A lending library with books, DVDs, magazines and more. Members pay an annual subscription; postal membership available; open: Wed 5.30-7.30pm, Thurs & Sat 11am-2pm; see www.lilac.lesbian.net.nz, email lilac@lesbian.net.nz.

Lilac Lesbian Book group last Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm, 187 Willis St, city. Email lilac@lesbian.net.nz.

Rainbow Wellington, an advocacy and social group, holds monthly drinks on Fridays from 5-7pm, usually second Friday in the month at different city venues, as well as other special events. Email rainbowwellington@gmail.com for details.

Queers Gone Kiwi – a friendly weekly drinks night for queer new New Zealanders and their mates – drop in to S&M‘s (176 Cuba St) on a Wednesday from 6pm and say kia ora!

Wellington Lesbian Radio programme Broadcast on Sundays, 10-11am, on Wellington Access Radio 783 AM and rebroadcast at midnight Tuesday to 1 am Wednesday. Programmes downloadable as podcasts from the website to listen to when you like.

wellington.lesbian.net.nz for a Wellington-based list of Wellington groups and events.

UniQ Victoria for LGBTT students and their friends; regular meetings, advocacy, support and social events. See Facebook.

Christchurch/Ōtautahi

Christchurch LGBT social events Facebook community page lists events (lesbian, women’s, men’s and mixed) and advertising related to social events (photography, event management, etc). Visit www.facebook.com/chchlgbt.

Lambda trampers and Latte Walkers Social groups for Christchurch LGBT people and their friends. Lambda Trampers go on day tramps while the Lambda Lattes go on 2-3 hour walks followed by coffee. The Lambda Trampers meet at Bishop St for walks going north, west and south, and on Cashmere Rd opposite gate 3 of Princess Margaret Hospital for walks towards the peninsula. Lambda Lattes meet at the start of each walk. See http://lambdatrampers.webs.com/ for walking schedules; contact them through the website.

Q-topia social and support network for *queer youth 14-25 in Canterbury, meeting weekly including movies, picnics, bowling, go-karts, DVDs. Email info@qtopia.org.nz, phone 021 175 3631 or see www.facebook.com/qtopia.forge or www.qtopia.org.nz

Q-Canterbury for queer-identifying students, questioning students and allies at the University of Canterbury. See Facebook or Twitter

shOUT diversity support and social group for LGBTT people aged up to 24, meets fortnightly from 4pm on Wednesdays, phone 027 464 2007 or 03 688 6997 or see https://www.facebook.com/Youth.Alley

South and mid-Canterbury Lesbian Social Group meets for lunch at noon on the third Sunday of the month and organises other informal social events. Email Sarah  sarajan@slingshot.co.nz

Dunedin/Ōtepoti

Alphabet Soup support group for LGBT* and questioning 12-18-year-olds in Dunedin.

Dunedin free, gay and happy online Meetup group for single LGBT guys and gals, and couples, meeting mainly in the city for movie nights and other activities. Join here.

Dunedin Roving Lesbian Dinner Group Second Friday of each month, 7-9.30pm, email dunedinlds@gmail.com.

The L Club Informal meeting for lesbians over 45, food, drinks, chat. Third Thursday of the month, 5.30-7.30pm, the Black Dog Café and bar, 109 Princes St, Dunedin city. Email Orma ormab@clear.net.nz or phone 021 207 3079.

OUSA Queer Support, part of Otago University Student Support Centre; advocacy, pastoral care, information and advice for queer and questioning students; peer support and group support (SPACE).

Rainbow Dunedin Social Group welcomes everyone queer and questioning on the last Wednesday of the month, 5.30-7.30pm, see the Dunedin Pride Facebook events page for events and venues.

UniQ Otago support and social events for LGBTT students, email uniq@otago.uniq.org.nz, or see www.facebook.com/uniq.otago

Wild women walks Dunedin lesbian walking group, starts again on Sunday August 28, 10am, alternate Saturdays and Sundays on the last weekend of every month, email Ann at acharlotte10@gmail.com.

Invercargill/Waihōpai

SGnLS Queer support in Southland. Email glbtsouthland@gmail.com or see Facebook.

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