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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.

A Rainbow in the Village - Paekakariki PRIDE Festival 2018.

A Rainbow in the Village - Paekākāriki PRIDE Festival 2018

Friday 19 - Monday 22 October

Paekākāriki 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 available on facebook.com/PaekākārikiPride and on the brand new Paekākāriki Pride Festival website for those who don't follow facebook.


Rafiki to screen in Auckland, Wellington and Otaki

The Kenyan lesbian movie Rafiki, which screened in the recent International Film Festival, is coming back - to

  • Auckland Thursday 26 October, 6pm, @ Rialro Cinema Newmarket. The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Wanuri Kahiu.
  • Wellington Monday 29 October, 3pm @ Te Auaha cinema, Dixon St. The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Wanuri Kahiu. Tickets from Conferize
  • Wellington Monday 29 October, 6pm, Beehive Theatrette, Parliament. Hosted by Jan Logie and Grant Robertson as guest. Invitation only but feel free to ask for an invitation - details on the Medium website
  • Otaki Tuesday 30 October, 6pm, Maoriland Hub, 68 Main St, Otaki. It is as part of the Maoriland Film Festival ... more on facebook. Tickets from iticket. Director Wanuri Kahiu will be present.

Survey - LGBTQIA+ and ental health support.

Survey - LGBTQIA+ and mental health support

Researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have teamed up with Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT and RainbowYOUTH to survey LGBTQIA+ people about their experiences with accessing mental health support in Aotearoa. Responses will be used to make resources for mental health professionals.
See the flier or check the facebook page. The survey is at rainbowmentalhealth.nz - it will take about 20 minutes and you will go in a draw for a $50 voucher.

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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