Lesbian New Zealand

Lesbian News Aotearoa.

Lesbian News Aotearoa

Lesbian News Aotearoa's Social, Support and Dyke Diary pages have information and contact details for lesbian groups, activities and events throughout the country.

Topp Twins.

Topp Twins at World Buskers Festival

18 - 21 January, Buskers Club at Christ's College

The Topp Twins are giving four shows at the annual Buskers Festival in Christchurch. More info and booking at the Festival website

Womyn's Summer Camp Reunion.

Womyn's Summer Camp Reunion!

2 - 4 February, Geraldine area

Remember those summer camps in the 1980s around Christchurch – Waipara, Staveley, Loburn? A reunion is being planned for the weekend of February 2 - 4, 2018 at Geraldine South Canterbury. Catch up with old friends, rebuild our sense of community at a different stage of our lives. Bring your photos, videos, memories, songs ... More info on the facebook event page including registration, cost, accommodation and a proposed programme.

Auckland Pride 2-18 February 2018

The full festival line-up available online from mid-December on aucklandpride.org.nz.

Major events include the Auckland Pride Gala, Ending HIV Big Gay Out, Auckland Pride Parade, PROUD Party, Same Same But Different Writer's Festival, Heroic Garden Festival, and Courtney Act: Under the Covers.

Women's Music 80's Reunion Concert.

Women's Music 80's Reunion Concert

Friday 9 February, 7:30pm @ Dorothy Winstone Theatre, AGGS

Diva Productions & Friends are proud to present a special, never-to-be-repeated concert celebrating the NZ women who created music and contributed to the soundtrack of our lives in the 1980s. Featuring the Topp Twins, Hilary King, Red Beryl, Jess Hawk Oakenshaw (USA), Di McMillan, Gloria Hildred, Elasitc Band, Charlotte Yates, Deb Frame, Teresa Trull (USA) ... and many more. More info and booking at eventfinda

Wellington Pride.

Wellington Pride Festival 24 February - 10 March 2018

The major events will be: Out in the Park - the Fair on Saturday 24 February, Out in the Park Afterparty Saturday 24 February, and the Youth Ball Saturday 3 March. There will also be events organised by local queer groups - keep an eye on the Pride website wellingtonpridefestival.org.nz and the facebook page.

Wellington International Pride Parade.

Wellington International Pride Parade Saturday 10 March 2018

Visit the website wipp.nz or follow on WIPP Go Tribal Party.

Melissa Etherigde, Sheryl Crow.

Melissa Etheridge & Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, will perform in a double headlining tour in April 2018. Tickets on will go on sale 12pm, Monday 18 December through Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

  • Monday 9 April, The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson ... more on eventfinda
  • Tuesday 10 April, Claudelands Arena, Brooklyn Rd, Hamilton ... more on eventfinda
  • Thursday 12 April, TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf ... more on eventfinda.

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Social media places

A selection of the facebook groups that may be of interest - login may be required

Kiwi media online

Pot Luck webseries.

Pot Luck webseries Season two

Pot Luck webseries Season two launched on 10th December 2017! More on their facebook page. Stream it via the Pot Luck website.

He Kākano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between

Film: He K*#257;kano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between.

A short film about a courageous takatāpui activist is fighting for true diversity in our Gay Pride celebrations.
New Zealand's Pride celebrations are glitzy and glamorous, but takatāpui activist Kassie (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) is challenging the inclusivity of the festival. The historic Wellington Pride celebration forces Kassie to make a decision. Will she take part and speak for those who are both queer and Māori?
This short documentary uses English and te reo Māori to tell an intensely personal story of a courageous wahine fighting to be heard. View it at loadingdocs.net/he-kakano-ahau/.

Film: Tits on a Bull.

NZ Lesbian-themed short film Tits on a Bull available to view for free online

The NZ lesbian-themed short film Tits on a Bull has been released to view for free online. It was shown during the 2015 NZ International Film Festival, and has been screened at a number of prestigious LGBTQ festivals internationally including: Framline40, The Iris Prize, Inside Out, Outfest, as well as the Side by Side LGBT film festival in Leningrad, Russia.

PrideNZ audio archive

Listen to voices of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities.

PrideNZ.com is a community website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities through over 600 audio recordings of interviews and of local LGBTI events. Plus there are transcripts, images and video available - some historically important such as Parliamentay debates. More recordings are added regularly.

Takatāpui resources

Takatāpui resources.

Two booklets by Elizabeth Kerekere are available to read online and to download -

Support Kiwi groups supporting LGBTIQ youth


Let's support the groups and organisations that support the youth in our communities - they are always short of $$$ for their valuable work. Most are registered charities and have Donate pages on their websites.

Helplines and support

Quality care for lesbian, gay and bisexual residents in aged care facilities

A kit created by the School of Nursing at The University of Auckland in collaboration with a working group drawn from the aged care sector and the Auckland LGB community is available at dropbox. It a short video, training workbooks for facilitators and participants, and guidelines on caring for LGB residents.

GayNZ. logo.

GayNZ.com is no more

At midnight on May 31, 2017 GayNZ.com retired. After sixteen years of linking, reflecting, entertaining and informing New Zealand's glbti communities their THREE core volunteers decided it was time to relinquish this role. Their entire archive of over 18,000 news stories and features have been captured by LAGANZ, the Lesbian And Gay Archives of New Zealand, and they will make it accessible at some stage.

In the meantime a lot of the content is accessible. The National Library's web archiving team have harvested snapshots of the full website twice a year from October 2008 with the final harvest in April 2017. Our index of the harvests has links to each version in the National Library's digital archive.

The website was also harvested frequently by the Wayback Machine.

Planning a trip to New Zealand or just a holiday

Women travel New Zealand - essential information for the woman traveller visiting New Zealand.