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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