Bear NZ Week 2022

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Bear NZ Week 2022

This coming Bear New Zealand Week we will be working with the government guidelines for events and venues. For every Bear New Zealand Week event you go to, you will need to buy a ticket or register in advance, scan the QR code of the venue or event, and have your bluetooth tracing turned on via the Covid-19 app. 

Attendees of all events in the Bear New Zealand Week 2022 will be required to show proof of vaccination. We’re taking this additional and proactive step to help keep our communities safe.

To buy tickets for yourself, select what events that you’d like to attend and fill out the contact details at the bottom. Click ‘Add to Cart’ and follow the instructions at check out to purchase your tickets.

To buy tickets for a group of people, for each person: select what events that they’re going to, fill out their contact details and add their tickets to your cart. When you have done this for each person in your group you can follow the instructions at check out to purchase your tickets.

Due to contact tracing requirements; tickets are unable to be transferred – Only the person named on the ticket will be granted entry to the event.

Urge Events

Tickets for Underbear and Tri-Nations will be available via iTicket. Please see the links below to purchase them directly.

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Drag Divas

Time: 7pm, Tuesday 25th January
Location: Phoenix, Level 1/258 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland 1010

A night of fun, laughter, food and fabulousness hosted by the Queens of Phoenix with guest appearances of three mystery Bear Drag Divas.

Sex Positive Panel Discussion

Time: 6:00pm, Wednesday 26th January
Location: To be confirmed

Sex Positive is a safe place to get answers through open conversation around safe, sane, and consenusal sex.

Hear from people in the industry as they share their knowledge and answer your questions.

Expect the language to be explicit but non-judgemental.

Join other bears to ask any questions a bear might have around poppers, PEP, PrEP, Sexual Health tests, and matters of the heart.

This informal event is drug and alcohol-free, and is intended to be a friendly, safe and welcoming sharing space for everyone.

Brought to you by Body Positive.

Funny, Furry, Fierce

Time: 8:30pm, Thursday 27th January
Location: Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Join the nation's fierce and fabulous lineup of the best LGBTQ+ and allied comedians. 

Every year it’s a sell-out show and a massive party, in more ways than one. So don’t miss out! Come and laugh your furry tits off. 

Brought to you by Neil D’Bear Thornton

Mr Bear NZ

Time: 9pm, Friday 28th January
Location:Dog’s Bollix, 2 Newton Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Gentlemen, start your engines – and may the best Bear win!

This is the annual contest to crown New Zealand’s King of Bears. 

Have you got the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to wow the crowd? Are you the bear that will be crowned at the Mr Bear New Zealand 2022? To find out how to apply, click here.

Come and support your peers as they compete in challenges!

Bears Brunch

Time: 11am, Sunday 30th January
Location: Caluzzi Cabaret, 461 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Bottomless mimosas, Drag Queens, Bears and a delicious brunch? These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect brunch! 

Be prepared to be dazzled and amazed (not just by their tucks) by our award winning Drag Artists and laugh at their hilarious comedy!

Included with your ticket is your meal, bottomless mimosas and of course the famous Caluzzi shows and experience!

Harbour Cruise

Time: 5:00pm, Sunday 30th January
Location: Z Pier, Westhaven Marina, 92 Westhaven Dr, St Marys Bay, Auckland

Ahoy there! Come dressed in your best Toy Story costume for an afternoon of drinks and nibbles aboard this harbour cruise.

This 4 hour cruise will take you along the beautiful night lights and scenery of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. The night doesn’t finish with the end of the cruise, we finish off the night at the Landlubbers event.

Included with your ticket is nibbles.

Landlubbers Event

Time: 8pm, Sunday 30th January
Location: Eagle Bar, 259 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

If you’re a bear who prefers the land, and doesn’t have sea legs, don’t fret! This event is for you.

Come and join other landlubbers at Eagle Bar. The cruisers will come and crash once their boat has docked in the city.

Eat-It and Beat-It

Time: 1pm, Monday 31st January
Location: Garnet Station, 85 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland 1022

Come enjoy some good ole fashioned Kiwi hospitality for the final event for Bear New Zealand Week! Take some time out to have a bite and a drink to recover from the week that was.


Contact Details:

Due to contact tracing requirements; tickets are unable to be transferred – Only the person named on the ticket will be granted entry to the event.