In these colder months remember to keep warm with the cosy company of the hirsute. There are events up and down the country over the next few months. Check out the event guide above for more details.
Out of the Toybox is the theme for Bear New Zealand Week 2022.
Taking place from Tuesday 25th to Monday 31st of January 2022. We’re working on confirming the details for all the events.
We’re super excited to see what comes Out of the Toybox!
Wow, what a week that was
Thank you to all the bears and their admirers across NZ that came along and made Bear Week such a fun-filled event
Thanks to our financial sponsors
· K Road Business Association
· NZAF, Ending HIV
· David from Tyreworx Grey Lynn
· Martin and Damian from GayStay
Our sponsors of prizes and giveaways
· Johnny Trifinovich – Infinite Light
· Carmen Jones
· Garnet Station
· Tyreworx Grey Lynn
· The Basement
Paul Heard, Alan Granville, and Urge Events (and their DJs, James Leuii, Mark Rush, and Donald Bennett for putting on two sensational dance parties)
Neil Thornton and the comedy club, for bringing Funny Furry Fierce to us again this year with the amazing lineup of MC Justine Smith, Neil Thornton, Eli Matthewson, Rhys Matthewson, James Malcolm, James Mustapic, Todd Hopkins, and Ryan McGhee
Express Magazine for their support and help with publicity
The following venues and their teams for hosting us
· Cocos Cantina
· Dogs Bollix
· Phoenix, the Caluzzi Team, and the legendary Buckwheat
· Sweet Affairs
· Red Boats
Our Cabal for volunteering their time and making the magic happen
· Christophe Jannin-Powell (psst, he did the superb artwork this year)
· Mike Brady
· Grant Bowyer
· Neil Thornton
· Brian Smith
· Keir Robertson
· Paul Heard
· Kip Leslie
· Alan Granville
· Corie Boley
· Todd Hopkins
· Don Chooi
· Robert Barry
· John Egan
· Matt Holster
· Gary Edwards
We look forward to seeing you all again for Bear Week 2022
All the online tickets have now been sold for the events during Bear NZ Week 2021.
There are limited number of door sales available for Underbear and Tri-Nations. Please bring cash for the tickets.
Have an amazing time, keep safe and make sure you sign in at each venue using the Covid 19 App.
Tonight is the start of Bear NZ Week 2021 with the Bear Drag Race starting at Coco’s Cantina. Then we’ll have the amazing Urge Bear Divas performing the house down at Phoenix. It’s always an incredible night of entertainment. See you there!
A big thanks to the K’Road Business Association for their help.