Bear New Zealand Week 2021 dates

We are delighted to announce our dates for Bear NZ Week 2021 – January 26-February 1 in Auckland.

All the old favourites will return like Bear Drag Race, Comedy Night and the Bear Cruise, and we have some new day events planned.

More details soon…..

Online Furry Fridays ending

Next week we are (hopefully) moving down to Level 1, which is pretty much a return to normal, except the small factor of getting in and out of the country.

With that, we are now retiring the weekly online Furry Fridays. Thank you so much to everyone who hosted, supported and dialled into the weekly chats. Big ups to Ending HIV NZ for your support too.

Furry Fridays and Bear events are returning in physical forms soon around the country, so please support them and the various bars/clubs/cafes who host.

Thanks again, and take care x

Mr Bear NZ announcement

This month’s Southern HiBearnation in Melbourne has been sadly, and inevitably, cancelled, for reasons you can probably guess.

As a result, this year’s Mr Bear NZ winner Corie Boley will now represent New Zealand in the 2021 Mr Australasia Bear contest. There won’t be a Mr Bear NZ contest next year.

We are still planning to hold our Bear New Zealand Week in late January.

Statement from VicBears on HiBearnation: https://vicbears.org.au/…/statement-southern-hibearnation-…/

Virtual Furry Friday!

Hey all you cute bears, cubs and other furry friends out there.

Ending HIV and BearNZ have teamed up to host a weekly Furry Friday virtual social and you’re all invited!

We will host a zoom meeting (exploring the idea of different ‘rooms’ ie garden, kitchen, lounge…) for you to join and be virtually social with everyone. Link to the meeting will come through shortly.

A bit of house keeping to cover first. We encourage you all to participate, but with so many people it will be difficult for everyone to be heard. We ask that you turn your video on and mute your mics. The host will kick things off by stating a highlight from their week, and then pass to someone else. If you just want to attend virtually please do, but don’t feel that you need to share. On that note we ask that everyone be respectful of one another. No harassment, slander or nudity will be tolerated.

Looking forward to seeing you all for our first of many hang outs!