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.

NZ International Film Festival 2018.

NZ International Film Festival 2018 for lesbians

New Zealand International Film Festival is coming and will move through the country from late July to September. The full programme for each centre will be available online at the Festival website in due course. Our Film Festival webpage has gleanings from the Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Gore, Nelson, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Masterton, Hawkes Bay and New Plymouth programmes ... everywhere.

There be lesbian films in the programme this year ... up to 11!! and two or three of them are going to all the smaller centres.

Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust.

Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust

The Trust provides nationwide support for LGBTQI+ individuals, projects and organisations. Their next big fundraising event is the Dinner and Auction on Sunday 9 September - Helen Clark will be guest speaker.

Hamilton Pride.

Hamilton Pride Week

1 - 9 September

2018 marks the 10 year Anniversary of Hamilton Pride ... and this year’s theme is “Hamilton Pride – 10 years on, Finding our History”. Watch the Pride website and the facebook page for programme announcements. Lesbian News Aotearoa has information on events for women.

Queenstown Winter Pride.

Queenstown Winter Pride '18

1 - 9 September

Winter Pride is renowned for fun both on and off the mountain - check the Winter Pride website and the facebook page for all the details. This year's programme includes Pride in the Park on Friday 7th - supported by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Lesbian News Aotearoa has information about the festival and events for women.

Feedback meetings on research about alcohol use in the Rainbow Community.

Feedback meeting on research about alcohol use in the Rainbow Community

Come along to a community meeting to hear the results of research about the role of alcohol and drinking among members of New Zealand's Rainbow/LGBTQ+ communities. Rainbow community individuals and organisations, as well as those working in related areas are encouraged to attend. The research team would love to hear your feedback on the results. The meetings scheduled are:

  • Wellington – Monday 10 September
    Executive Suite, Massey University, Wallace Street, Mt Cook
  • Christchurch – Tuesday 11 September
    Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street
  • Auckland – Wednesday 12 September
    Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Rd

Register your interest in attending a meeting.

Naked Girls Reading.

Naked Girls Reading: The NZ Tour!

The tour is all go - on facebook and on eventfinda where the you can book.

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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