Hakihea / December 2017

Kia ora and welcome to our Hakihea update, full of lesbian and queer female creativity.

The second season of award-winning Wellington lesbian webseries Potluck returns, following the adventures of Debs, Mel and Beth. We preview Auckland Pride’s big 80s lesbian music concert.

Next year is the 125th anniversary of women winning the vote, and Rainbow Youth’s If it’s not gay social marketing campaign went viral. Lesbian and queer female artists supported Sexual Abuse HELP Wellington. Poet Heather McPherson will be commemorated in film, images and poetry, and we review novelist and playwright Renee’s memoir

Our People page profiles Tai Waru – from the army to fashion, and watch out for two lesbian activists for LGBT rights in Estonia shortly.

Check out Dyke Diary for events of interest to lesbians and queer women. We update it as we receive events – please send us your suggestions of events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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Whiringa-ā-rangi / November 2017

Kia ora and welcome to our Whiringa-ā-rangi update.

What’s new, and what’s news?

We are taking a break from direct party political and election commentary this month.

The PPTA is advocating for improved inclusive support for Rainbow students. Following positive support from the first hui, there are more events planned for takatāpui in Ōtautahi.

We report on Paekakariki Pride (hoping for a Guinness World Record!), and on forthcoming Auckland events: Lesbian Visibility Festival in November, and Pride plans for February 2018. Also next year, a tribute in the Auckland Arts Festival to music great Mahinārangi Tocker.

Our People page profiles Tai Waru – from the army to fashion, and our Media page features new work by two writers: Renée has published a memoir, and Alice Casey has published two novels.

Check out Dyke Diary for wherever you are, or would like to be. It lists events of interest to lesbians and queer women – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2017

vote penguinKia ora and welcome to our Whiringa-ā-nuku update, where we have started our review of the elections. We have one new lesbian MP, and we’ve focussed on results for the women candidates we profiled in previous months. We’ll update the story after final results are released and coalition talks are concluded.

You can have your say and ensure lesbian voices are included in a national community consultation about Rainbow people and alcohol. And Rainbow Youth have a new leader.

We have two Pride event stories: Paekakariki will be totally Rainbow at Labour weekend, and planning for Auckland Pride events is well underway. Check out the story for deadlines and ideas for events in February 2018.

Have you been wondering what happened with Auckland Council’s Rainbow consultation? Read the story on our News page.

Our People page profiles Peggy Link and her passion for animal welfare, and our Media page outlines lesbian content in the second Auckland Ladies Litera-tea for 2018, and honours radical lesbian and feminist Kate Millett, who died last month.

Check out our expanding Dyke Diary, with events of interest to lesbians and queer women – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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Mahuru / September 2017

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Kia ora and welcome to our Mahuru update, with a topical cartoon from Helen Courtney. This month we again focus on politics – it’s election month, after all!

We profile six more lesbian and queer candidates: two sitting MPs and four not (yet) in parliament. (Remember we profiled two wāhine takatāpui candidates.) They are all around the country. We also have a national update on the National Day of Silence, held in August every year.

Regional stories include Hamilton Pride (September), planning for Auckland Pride (February 2018), and Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week (also this month).

Our People page includes a cycling adventure story, and our Media page has an item on commissioned expressive portraits, as well as our dynamic Blog etc listings – do you read any you’d like to suggest we add?

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Photos page, either: this is one (like Dyke Diary) that we update asap, not just at the beginning of each month.

Check out our expanding Dyke Diary, with events of interest to lesbians and queer women – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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Hereturikōkā / August 2017

Courtney sky fish fKia ora and welcome to our Hereturikōkā update, with topical cartoon from Helen Courtney.

This month we focus again on the arts and politics. Election coverage features two female takatāpui candidates and there will be equal pay events in both the South and North Islands in August. Combining the arts with the political, you may want to join in a dance for equal pay … read on!

Some Auckland Pride event dates have been set (February 2018) and Dunedin is planning Pride for April 2018.

There is also news of the National Day of Silence against bullying this month, and an opportunity for Aucklanders to contribute their priorities to the three-year plan of the Auckland Council’s Rainbow Advisory Panel.

Our People profile is of Waiora Pene Hare, from Mitimiti to Waipareira, and our Media page features a review of k.d. lang’s recent tour in Australia.

Check out our expanding Dyke Diary, with events of interest to lesbians and queer women – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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Hōngongoi / July 2017

priestlyKia ora and welcome to our Hōngongoi update, this month with a topical cartoon from Helen Courtney.

This month we also focus on the arts, with items about four concurrent lesbian and queer women’s exhibitions in Palmerston North; women’s films in the NZ International Film Festival, the expansion of Naked Girls Reading beyond Wellington and Christchurch; public queer events by an arts faculty; and a Charlotte Museum update.

And we haven’t forgotten politics – Alison checks out what political party policies offer lesbians. For a more rural story, check out the story on sheep scanner and horse trainer Sophie Wilkinson who migrates seasonally between Northland, Southland and Taupo.

Check out our expanding Dyke Diary, with events of interest to lesbians and queer women – send us your suggestions for other local, regional, or national women’s/lesbian events we should be listing.

See our Services page for classified ads, national Rainbow training and accreditation services, and businesses, currently free. Email us your Dyke Diary, Social and Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. Thanks!

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