Past Events

Past Events

24-26 May


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24-26 May 2024
Hawkesbury River, NSW, Australia
Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™)
The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™) offers people living with HIV the opportunity to develop skills for leadership and resilience.

Applications and nominations for participants are currently being sought for the next leadership training workshop to be held in Hawkesbury River, NSW, Australia on the 24-26 May 2024

Please fill the details in the survey below. Applications close on Sunday 21st April at midnight (AEST).

Financial assistance for those accepted to attend from New Zealand is available from Body Positive on request - please contact us for details
To be added to the PLDI notification list for updates on future training workshops, please email
19 May


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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Sunday 19th May 2024
The oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world
If you would like to host an AIDS Candlelight Memorial in your region this year, Body Positive can provide support & assistance. Please contact us for details.

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost to AIDS. It is an opportunity to honour those who dedicated their lives to helping people living with and affected by HIV and continue to mobilise our communities in solidarity. People living with HIV started the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events organised across the world by community-based organisations. Such events have helped raise awareness about HIV and more importantly have helped break down stigma within our communities.

6pm - St Matthews in the City
Cnr Hobson & Wellesley St
5pm - Tararua Tramping Club
4 Moncrieff Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington
7 April


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Body Positive Inc.
Annual General Meeting
1:30pm, Sunday 7th April 2024
Main Lounge, Vaughan Park Retreat Centre, 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay, Auckland
The Body Positive Inc. 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held following the HIV+ Men’s Retreat on Sunday 7th April 2024 at Vaughan Park in Long Bay, Auckland.

The AGM is open to all members of Body Positive.
This is the time when we elect our board members and we are actively seeking nominations from our membership. The Board is comprised of 8 members with each term being for 2 years.
5-7 April


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HIV+ Men’s Retreat 2024

5th - 7th April
Vaughan Park, Long Bay, Auckland

The 2024 HIV+ Men’s Retreat will take place on Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April, the Retreat will once again be held at Vaughan Park in Long Bay just north of Auckland.

The aim of the retreat is provide the opportunity to meet with other HIV positive men, provide opportunities to develop a support network, to create a safe and supportive environment for HIV positive men to discuss and share information, and to take time out - to facilitate rest, recreation and to revitalise yourself.

During the retreat there will be a range of workshops & discussion groups planned, as well as therapy treatments and entertainment, all of which is optional, allowing you to participate in as much or as little as you prefer. There will also be plenty of time to be on your own, or with others, to relax, go swimming, walking or any other activity you may want to pursue.

Fees for 2024 will be:
    $100.00 for a waged person
    $60.00 for a person with Community Services card and/or on a WINZ benefit
    $40.00 for Marae style sleeping
    $30.00 for Day Stay Visitors
This fee covers all accommodation (if applicable), meals, the retreat programme, and assists with transport to the event.

Important: Beds will only be allocated upon receipt of FULL payment of the above registration fee, and will be allocated on a first come basis

As with previous years, the Wellness Fund it will not be able to support registration fees for this event. Anyone finding the registration fee difficult to raise should contact Body Positive and discuss the options. We are happy to accept payments in instalments if this is easier for you.

If you require transport from Auckland City to the Retreat, a free shuttle service will be available from Body Positive House to Vaughan Park on Friday afternoon, returning on Sunday afternoon.

Please be aware that the this years Men's Retreat will once again be ALCOHOL FREE. Any participant found consuming alcohol during the retreat weekend will be asked to leave.

Transport for those located outside Auckland:
If you are located outside Auckland and you would like help to cover the cost of your transportation to attend the HIV+ Men's Retreat, you must
make an application to the Wellness Fund for assistance.
22 February


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Sex Panel
Thurs 22nd February, 6-8pm
Ellen Melville Centre, High Street and Freyberg Place, Auckland
A frank and open Q&A panel discussion on Sex, Drugs, Online Porn, OnlyFans, PrEP, Consent and much more..
Facilitated by
Sex in Space!
As part of Pride month, Body Positive will be hosting an open Q&A panel discussion on sex and any/all related topics. We will have panel members from Auckland Sexual Health, Auckland Sexual Health Education Team, Drug Foundation, CADS, AIDO (New Zealand Needle Exchange), NZPC and many more, to answer and discuss any and every question.

This free event is open to everyone in the community to attend, so pop along and get answers to the questions you have always wanted to ask!
17 & 25 February


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Would you like to join Body Positive for the..

Auckland Rainbow Parade
Saturday 17th February @ 7:30pm, Ponsonby Road

Auckland Pride March
Sunday 25th February @ 2pm, Aotea Square
Everyone is welcome to join us in these events to show support. We will have wonderful new U=U t-shirts and fans available for those taking part - or if you prefer, just wear something red or colourful instead.

Simply contact us and let us know if you'd like to participate in either event (or both)
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