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Date: 2013-01-23 10:51:02
URGE Male Out - January/February and Bears Week

Hey gents

Well we hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and were spoilt rotten.

First of all we want to thank everyone who voted for us in the recent ‘Best of the Bears’ Awards run by The Complete Bear as we walked off with the ‘Best Bear Bar’ award – we are really humbled to have won.

We have also had an incredibly busy time over the festive period and we sure as hell are not stopping for a while with both Get it On! Bear New Zealand Week, Atlantis cruise AND Auckland Pride looming ahead of us.

With that in mind we have a quick appeal for volunteers:

1. Mr URGE NZ Bear contest on Friday February 15 - we need just two more contestants. It's a great chance to help raise funds for the NZAF and possibly win a trip to Melbourne. Message me at for details

2. Auckland Pride Parade on Saturday February 16 - if you fancy being a little part of history and want to walk with the Bear NZ/URGE group then fire me an email

3. Auckland Pride Gala is looking for some bears to take part in the opening event for the upcoming festival, email me for details (it's on Friday Feb 8)

Full Get it On! Bear NZ Week details are here and Pride’s website is

We have a massive few weeks coming up so lots on at 490 K Rd!

Coming up at URGE:

Saturday January 26 – DJ Donald Bennett

Sunday January 27 – Get it On! Underwear Party with DJ Mauri. Limited $10 tickets available from the bar

Saturday February 2 – DJ Antony Jones

Saturday February 9 – Big Gay Out warm-up with DJ BabyBearBell (UK) Free entry

Sunday February 10 – Big Gay Out – URGE is teaming up with Caluzzi once again to run the Beer and Dance Tents

Wednesday February 13 – UnderBear Party with DJ Mauri. Door sales only. Open from 9pm

Thursday February 14 – Enjoy a drink at the bar after watching the movie Bear City 2 at the Rialto

Friday February 15 – Mr URGE New Zealand Bear 2013 – who will follow in David’s footsteps and be crowned New Zealand’s official representative at Mr Australasia Bear 2013 in Melbourne. Free entry

Saturday February 16 – Auckland Pride Parade from 4pm-6pm then Tri-Nations/Love Candy Dance Parties at 4:20/Rising Sun – the official closing dance party of Get it On! Bear New Zealand Week and after party to the Auckland Pride Parade – tickets from URGE, Marvel Menswear (Ponsonby Rd), Marcellos Caffe (College Hill) or online at

Sunday February 17 – Open from 6pm

Monday February 18 – special opening for the Atlantis cruise – open from 7pm

Tuesday February 19 - special opening for the Atlantis cruise – open from 7pm

Saturday February 23 – DJ Donald Bennett

That’s enough to be going on with – see you soon