2016

OUTLineNZ wows Pride Parade.

2015

OUTLineNZ marches in Auckland Pride Parade!

2012

OUTLineNZ moves to Suite 1-3, 3 Cowan St, Ponsonby, Auckland.

2011

The Topp Twins become Patrons of OUTLineNZ.

2010

OUTLineNZ moves to 5/3 Cowan St, Ponsonby.

2009

A month long campaign of fundraising was organised in October.

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2003

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.

2002

A very active programme and sound financial year. We take over the running of the HERO Tennis Tournament. Several people are referred to us from the Police Diversion scheme and

2001

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

2000

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

1999

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.

1998

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

1997

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

1996

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

1995

The position of Co-ordinator/Trainer is established to replace the two positions. Principle of at least two training intakes per year established.

1994

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

1993

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.

1992

Appointed an assistant to the co-ordinator for 20 hours per week. One new group of counsellors was trained.

1990

Full-time paid co-ordinator. Gay/Lesbian recorded information line established with regular updating.

1986

20 January became a legally incorporated group – “Auckland Gay / Lesbian Welfare Group Inc.” First part-time paid co-ordinator.

1983

Moved to Anzac Ave, in space provided by OUT organisation, rent free.

1980

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

1978

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

1977

“Gay Welfare”. Phone service from members’ homes. Weekly Gay social group, plus coffee evenings to give an alternative to commercial venues.

1973

Small group of 5-6 men. Phone run from homes. Low-key advertising. Coffee evenings in private homes initiated as a group activity.

1972

“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.