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Get ready for Kings!

Thu 1 Aug 2013 In: Events View at NDHA

People of Tauranga and beyond!  The queer night out you have been waiting for is on its way! Kings will be held on the first Saturday of every month, beginning this Saturday with a right royal launch.  Former Queer Nation and Radio Ponsonby host, rock chick and dance party organiser Kelly Rice has moved from Auckland to Tauranga with her partner Andi, and the couple has decided the seaside city needs a gay night out of its own. The couple was having dinner with a couple of gay friends and the plan for Kings was hatched. “Andi and I kept seeing load of gays and lesbians around at cafes etc and we thought there needs to be a central place for us to meet them,” Rice says. Rice says Kings has a great lounge feel Kings Bar and Cafe, in Kingsview Towers on the corner of Durham and Harrington Streets, will host the night on the first Saturday of every month. “We thought a mixed venue would be a good place to start and Kings Bar has a great lounge feel so once you get a crowd and some beats going it will totally work,” Rice says. “Hopefully come Summer we'll have it built up to point that people will make the trek from other cities to have a drink with us and a holiday at the same time. “Tauranga is super central - two and a half hours from Auckland and a hop skip jump from Hamilton and Rotorua.” So head along to Kings and get the royal treatment this Saturday night! staff - 1st August 2013    

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First published: Thursday, 1st August 2013 - 12:38pm

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