Lesbian New Zealand

Topp Twins.

Topp Twins - Heading for the Hills

After their sell-out shows earlier this year, Lynda and Jools Topp are hitting the road again in October bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to seven more small towns. The country’s hills will be alive with the sound of laughter! ... more on topptwins.com.

  • Fri 20 & Sat 21 October – Taupo Great Lakes Centre
  • Sun 22 October – Hamilton Clarence St Theatre
Topp Twins exhibition.

The Topp Twins - an exhibition for New Zealand

20 May – 29 October 2017

An exhibition to celebrate the outstanding contribution these inspiring women make to our nation’s social, cultural and political landscape. The exhibition is designed to tour the country ... so let's hope it does. In the meantime get to Palmy to see it if you can. More info on temanawa.co.nz.

Latest ... The Topp Twins Exhibition has been selected as one of four finalists in an international museums competition for best Temporary Exhibition Communications!! Yay - go the Topps and exhibition curator Sian Torrington. Better rattle our daggs if we haven't been to Te Manawa yet as the exhibition finishes next weekend.

Listen to Sian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te Manawa Museum. The interview is in the PrideNZ.com audio archive

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.


Auckland region:

Elsewhere:

Social media places

A selection of the facebook groups that may be of interest:

Kiwi media online

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

He Kākano 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 film maker Tim Worrall was interviewed for GayNZ.com by Jacqui Stanford. Subsequent to Jacqui's article the film 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.

Pot Luck webseries.

Pot Luck web series

Pot Luck - our very own web series - follows the lives of three Wellington friends as they negotiate friendship, family and finding love at their weekly pot luck dinners. Catch up on the episodes you missed!! Also available on TVNZ On demand. The second series is in production.

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

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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.
See also the Silver Rainbow faceboook group.

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.


Web space to go

Free webspace available for Absolutely Positively Lesbian! groups - a page or a wee website xxxxx.lesbian.net.nz - email wellington@lesbian.net.nz.