Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2018

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

There is a lot happening nationally: the NZ documentary on women sheep shearers in the 2018 International Film Festival, She Shears, goes on general release, attention is on participants in Lesbian Summer Camps for a theatre/documentary project, there is a review of the first-ever Aotearoa-hosted Australian Lesbian Medical Association, and research into long-term lesbian relationships.

Regionally, read about what Auckland Rainbow people want from their council, the ball in Tauranga, Manawatu Pride Month (October), Paekakariki Pride (end of the month), and more research: this time, Rainbow Research being undertaken in Christchurch by the All Right? project.

Our People profile this month is a conversation with GP and writer Lucy O’Hagan.

This month our Media page is focussed on film: at the end of the month, Rafiki, the amazing Kenyan film in this year’s International Film Festival is screening in three locations with the director present. And Auckland has a women’s ‘countercinema’ series of films at the beginning of the month.

Check out Dyke Diary for events of interest to lesbians and queer women. We update it as we receive information about events – please send us your suggestions (email is good!) of those we should be listing.

Also email us your Social & Support group updates and we’ll put them online as quickly as possible. We welcome comments (at the bottom of every page) and contributions. We also welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page – there are more links to stories there, and they don’t always get to the website.

If you prefer to read LNA on paper click on print at the top of our main pages.

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