Thank you all!

And we’re done … the 10th Bear New Zealand Week has drawn to a close, and what an epic one it’s been.

So many people to thank – first and foremost the group of mates, aka the Bear NZ Cabal, who coordinate the events. You’re all true stars who work tirelessly in front and behind the scenes.

Sponsors Ending HIV NZ, likaADVICE and Two Grooms, and all the companies and individuals who support us and give prizes for raffles.

The venues which have hosted us and the staff who have made everything run as smooth as possible.

Our Bear Drag racers, our Bear Drag Divas, Elibra Fleur and her makeup gang, the comedians at The Classic, Grant and Brian for opening up their home, our incredible DJs, and the 6 brave contestants for Mr Bear NZ.

And most of all, you wonderful people who have come from near and far to support our events. It is so good to see so many returning friends and a host of new faces at our gatherings.

Next up is the Wellington Pride Parade on March 16, we hope to see some of you there. In the meantime it’s a bloody well deserved rest.

Thank you all.