A new dedicated website has now been launched to promote New Zealand's first Bears week in 2010. Bear New Zealand will run from 21-28 February next year and will include a variety of events such as the Mr. Urge Bear competition, Bear Drag at Caluzzi and the Tri-Nations Party on Saturday 27 February. The week of events is being supported by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Get It On! safe sex campaign and a host of local venues and businesses. Many of the vents will be free but some are ticketed. "We are really happy to launch this site and big thanks to Brian Smith and Grant Bowyer for getting it up and running," said Alan Granville, co-owner of Bear NZ supporter Urge bar. "We hope it will increase awareness both here in NZ and beyond of Bear New Zealand and will be the launch pad to an annual event. "This week is about enjoying who we are - you don't have to identify as a bear or a cub to join in the fun." The Bear New Zealand crew have also confirmed the DJ line-up for the Tri-Nations Party at 4:20 Bar on K' Road: Rotten Robbie (USA) has been spinning for over 20 years in the Napa Valley/San Francisco Bay Area, as well as internationally and will bring his fun mix of House, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance Rock, Pop, Rock, RnB, Disco BEAR NEW ZEALAND 2010 DATES With more events still to be confirmed: Sunday 21 Feb: BBQ at Kamo Tuesday 23 Feb: Bear Drag at Caluzzi Wednesday 24 Feb: Underware Party at URGE Thursday 25 Feb: Dot's Bingo night Friday 26 Feb: Mr URGE New Zealand Bear 2010 Saturday 27 Feb: Tri-Nations Dance Party at K' Road's 4:20 bar. Sunday 28 Feb: Bear New Zealand BBQ in Grey Lynn.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News Staff
First published: Monday, 28th December 2009 - 6:00pm
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