OUTLineNZ wows Pride Parade.
OUTLineNZ marches in Auckland Pride Parade!
OUTLineNZ moves to Suite 1-3, 3 Cowan St, Ponsonby, Auckland.
The Topp Twins become Patrons of OUTLineNZ.
OUTLineNZ moves to 5/3 Cowan St, Ponsonby.
A month long campaign of fundraising was organised in October.
National toll free 0800 OUTLINE number is put into use for first time. Launch of new name, logo, national focus and 0800 line is held at Auckland Domain Winter Gardens
Auckland Gay Lesbian Welfare changes name to OUTLine New Zealand Incorporated by vote at a special General Meeting in October and redesign logo and brand via a design competition. The
Auckland Gay Lesbian Welfare Group says goodbye to Neville Creighton after 12 years as Coordinator. Neville’s long time contribution and dedication to the organization is recognized at a farewell cocktail
An assistant staff member is appointed for six months through Taskforce Green. He takes over for three months while co-ordinator is ill. The local and national databases are totally updated.
Several people are referred to us from the Police Diversion scheme and financial contributions also come to us. A record training group of 22 is trained in one intake. We
Co-ordinator now full-time and WINZ assistance with assistant continues. The new premises are refurbished and grows as a drop-in centre. The group takes an ever fuller role in gay community
We move with the OUT organisation into new premises at 39 Anzac Ave, much improved premises. A third staff member is added – a social worker – through ACC and
An assistant to the co-ordinator is appointed through WINZ Job Schemes. We gain a gay/lesbian sector seat on the Auckland COGS Distribution Committee.
Decision taken to activate the “Welfare” in our title more strongly. Court, prison and some accommodation work. A grant from ASB Trusts enables new IT equipment and internet use. Fax
Library doubles in size and office equipment and furnishings begin to be updated and improved. We begin employing assistance from NZES Taskforce Green and income reaches the $50,000 mark. Our
Funding applications very successful and co-ordinator’s hours lifted to 24 per week. Volunteer Counsellor numbers rise significantly. Phone hours extended to 10am-10pm weekdays and 5pm-10pm weekends and Lesbianline extended to
The position of Co-ordinator/Trainer is established to replace the two positions. Principle of at least two training intakes per year established.
Co-ordinator’s hours reduced through lack of funds to 20 then to 16. Two groups of counsellors trained and membership grows significantly. Training expanded and re-organised on a professional and ongoing
Assistant to the co-ordinator’s position and the information line ended due to lack of funding. A voluntary trainer/supervisor appointed to assist the paid person. Two new groups of counsellors trained.
Appointed an assistant to the co-ordinator for 20 hours per week. One new group of counsellors was trained.
Full-time paid co-ordinator. Gay/Lesbian recorded information line established with regular updating.
20 January became a legally incorporated group – “Auckland Gay / Lesbian Welfare Group Inc.” First part-time paid co-ordinator.
Moved to Anzac Ave, in space provided by OUT organisation, rent free.
First fixed-phone in “OUT” building in Lorne Street, City. Remained there for approximately two years. Advertising in the Herald and OUT magazine. Youthline offered space in the lean-to off their
Coffee evenings now held at Outreach (Ponsonby) – then the Ponsonby Community Centre – then other venues around Auckland. Aim to gain low-key public body approval for the group and
“Gay Welfare”. Phone service from members’ homes. Weekly Gay social group, plus coffee evenings to give an alternative to commercial venues.
Small group of 5-6 men. Phone run from homes. Low-key advertising. Coffee evenings in private homes initiated as a group activity.
“Gay Welfare” approx 10 male members. Ran NZ-wide classified advertisements, paid for by the group. Clients wrote… we wrote. Occasional face to face visits – in pairs.