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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.


Malgra Nostalgia Womyn's Dinner & Dance

Saturday 13 Oct from 6pm @ Te Manawa, 326 Main St., Palmerston North

If you enjoyed a womyn’s night at MaLGRA over the past four decades - or wish you had - come join one more night of fun. Dinner from 6pm (bookings essential), dance from 8pm. (Plus 2-5pm Lesbian display and discussion and a sneak peep at the coming exhibition ‘Women Loving Women and Our Tees’).

More information including bookings on the facebook event page or email TheSpaceMaker@inspire.net.nz

A Rainbow in the Village - Paekakariki PRIDE Festival 2018.

A Rainbow in the Village - Paekakariki PRIDE Festival 2018

Friday 19 - Monday 22 October

Paekakariki Pride is two years old and it has GONE WILD! This year they're adding a whole range of activities and events to keep everybody happy, engaged, busy, and most importantly, connected. Whether you're into physical, social, creative, laid-back, competitive, dress-up, quiet or LOUD & PROUD activities - there's something for everyone.

The programme is being announced on the Festival facebook page and is also on the Wellington Lesbian website for those who don't follow facebook.

She Ball Tauranga 2018.

She Ball 2018 Tauranga

27 October, Fountain Gardens Wedding Venue

The inaugural fabulous She Ball is a masquerade party for Queer Girls. It is to be held at Fountain Gardens, a beautiful venue set in stunning lush native gardens 20 minutes from Tauranga. Gates open at 6pm so there is plenty of time to explore this special venue.
Dance to the great sound of Pulse DJ from 8pm.
Photobooth on site so you will be able to take home some great memories.
Fully licensed bar on site – strictly no BYO. Your ticket includes supper and a complimentary glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic.
Tickets · $65 from iticket.co.nz - numbers limited; age limit 18+ (ID required)

Dress wildly as there is a prize for the best dressed and the funniest dressed ... more information and updates on the facebook page.


Research: Women who are attracted to multiple genders

Participants are needed for a research project being carried out by Tara Pond at AUT. Women are invited to complete an anonymous online survey. This research will allow us to understand more about women’s experiences of their intimate lives.

Auckland region:


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 online and to download at takatāpui.nz, a resource hub for Takatāpui and their whānau

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.

Planning a trip to New Zealand or just a holiday

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

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