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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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

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Pipiri / June 2017

Post Pride depressionKia ora and welcome to our Pipiri update.

What do we have for you this month? – international, national and regional news items. Melbourne has a new LGBTIQ health service, and the UN Human Rights Office has released 3 short videos illustrating the positive possibilities of culture and tradition opening to LGBTI people.

A Waiuku couple are producing a resource for guided meditations, it’s Matariki time, and the Rule Foundation is looking for a female trustee. We are heading into the election season, so we have started our coverage with notes on (the very few) lesbian candidates. And we note the closing of the Gaynz news website.

Auckland is looking forward to a number of events for lesbians and queer women – check out the list.

Did you miss something, or do you want to check back on a story from earlier this year, or last year? A story archive is available from the dropdown menu under the News tab.

Our Media page has a new cartoon by Helen Courtney, a review of a new book by Paekakariki feminist economist Prue Hyman (particularly timely given the approaching election, as noted above), an exciting update on the webseries Pot Luck, and news of 2 award-winning lesbian authors.

Read about 2 musical sisters and a sheep farmer on our People page, and read Nadia Gush’s Opinion on Translesbians in lesbian feminist spaces.

Check out Dyke Diary – we update this whenever new events come in. We include women’s and other events of interest to lesbians – 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!

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

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Haratua / May 2017

Post Pride depressionKia ora and welcome to our Haratua update.

We thought Jade du Preez’s strip was timely given that many Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch women may be in withdrawal after Pride festivals. Take heart! We have national and regional news items – almost all good news, too: the Topp Twins are planning a new film, swimming success in the World Masters Games in Auckland, pay equity has made significant progress (though we need to be mindful of further, future plans for change), there’s a Rainbow political panel coming up mid-month, and it’s time to start planning for Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week (September).

Did you miss something, or do you want to check back on a story from earlier this year, or last year? A story archive is available from the dropdown menu under the News tab.

Our Media page has a new cartoon by Helen Courtney, two stories about the forthcoming Documentary Film Festival, and a recommendation about reading May Sarton.

Read about South Otago farmer Megan Barclay on our People page, and read Nadia Gush’s Opinion on Translesbians in lesbian feminist spaces.

Check out Dyke Diary – we update this whenever new events come in. We include women’s and other events of interest to lesbians – 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!

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

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