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Yes! We’re still alive :)

Hi folks, visitors to this site might have spotted the somewhat erratic update posts here.  That’s because we tend to post day to day stuff on Facebook, and send out details of events via our newsletter and mailing list.

But we’re still live and kicking in 2017!  In fact this has been the busiest summer for Gay in the Bay for quite a while, with a summer BBQ in January, a Pool Party in February and a Sunday Brunch in March.  So if you’ve not joined our mailing list to receive our newsletters, then you’re missing out!

We return to our normal 6 weekly roster starting in April.  Dates are always approximate as we do change dates to suit the hosts.

Keep well, and if you have any questions about us, simply use our contact form.

Keep well; Mitzy.

 

Gay in the Bay events for 2016

Wow, how long have we been doing this?  Quite a few years it appears.

We’ve just updated our Pink Drinks page with the scheduled dates for our little get-togethers for 2016.  Our Christmas Drinks were perhaps a little more subdued than previous years, but still well attended with yet again a number of new faces.   We’ve posted a photo on our Facebook page, but you’ll need to scroll down a few posts.  The general amicability of the event made us reflect on what a great community we have here in the Bay of Islands, and the number of truly terrific friends that have been made through Gay-in-the-Bay.

Thank you to all our hosts during 2015, and to the first three that have already offered to hold events for the first half of 2016.  It’s going to be another great year everyone!  Hold on to your hats;

Mitzy

GITB Christmas Party 2015

dreaming-of-pink-christmasThis week sees us heading into December and summer.  What the hell happened to months March through November??? Ah well, there’s always 2016. But December also mean our annual Christmas party is almost with us, and this year it will be again held in Haruru Falls, on Saturday 5th.

It’s been a great year for Pink Drinks and GITB socialising in general.  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all our hosts this year.  We seem to have had a year of continuous offers to host our get-togethers and I think we’d all agree that our excursion across to Kohukohu was a particularly fabulous weekend.

As always you need to register on our mailing list to be notified full details, or you could drop us a quick email using our online contact form.

If you’re a Facebook tragic, then hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/Gayinthebay/ and message us from there; you can’t say you don’t have options.

We already have the first few social events for next year lined up, starting with a summer BBQ in Waipapa in February, so put that in your diary now before you forget. Stay safe everyone and have a great holiday break.

Mitzy and the team GITB

Gay in the Bay does the Hokianga

Hokianga food

The delicious spread at our Hokianga get together.

Well, the trip over to the Hokianga for an evening of fine food and music, followed by a brekky at the Kohukohu tavern was a huge hit, and I think everyone was wowed by the hospitality, organisation and music! The next day the local tavern came to the party by catering a terrific buffet breakfast to round off the weekend.  Maybe this will become an annual event!

Christmas Party 2015

Our annual Christmas Party will again be on the Big Deck in Haruru Falls.

Every year we have a terrific turn up and usually some surprise guests.  We already have a couple of visitors from the U.S. request to pop along. If you have any friends or guests in the Bay of Islands, that would love to come along don’t hesitate to include them. More details in the next newsletter – make sure you’re subscribed if you want to receive this.

Pink Drinks 2016

We’ve updated the Pink Drinks calendar with the tentative dates for 2016.   We have such a great social group here in BOI and we have hosts for Pink Drinks for Feb and March next year already, but please let us know if you’d like to host an event, including kid-friendly events.

Keep well and enjoy summer!

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  • Yes! We’re still alive :) 6 March, 2017
    Hi folks, visitors to this site might have spotted the somewhat erratic update posts here.  That’s because we tend to post day to day stuff on Facebook, and send out details of events via our newsletter and mailing list. But we’re still live and kicking in 2017!  In fact this has been the busiest summer […]