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Paenga-whāwhā / April 2018

Kia ora and welcome to our Paenga-whāwhā update.

Our national stories are pretty funny: women in the International Comedy Festival, and a pun battle!

What about regional stories? Charlotte Museum in Auckland has some good news, we have a report on what rainbow services are needed in Christchurch and on Pride events, and we preview Dunedin Pride.

We’ve been reading: our Media page previews the Auckland Writers Festival and reviews two new books.

And our People page profiles activist (ActionStation, and a lot more) Laura O’Connell Rapira.

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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Poutūterangi / March 2018

Kia ora and welcome to our Poutūterangi update.

It’s Pride round the country! What happened in Auckland? What’s happening in Wellington and Christchurch? – read on …

Our national story is OUTLine taking over gayline.org.nz. There are other regional stories, too: South Canterbury’s Lesbian Summer Camp reunion, a new drag king show in Wellington, an 80s women’s music reunion in Auckland, and more on museums in Auckland: Charlotte, of course, and a rainbow network.

We’ve been reading: our Media page reviews two books, and previews two more with recent launches.

Our People page profiles Dunedin artist Sarah Baird and some of her thoughtful and exciting works with a focus on body positivity.

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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Hui-tanguru / February 2018

Kia ora and welcome to our Hui-tanguru update.

It’s Pride month in Auckland and Wellington, so we preview some of the many activities planned in both centres.

But that’s not all! There’s a national initiative promoting takatāpui healthInsideOUT explores marginalised identities beyond LGBT, and Dunedin is preparing for Pride in April.

Our Media page is interested in books: a review of Peggy Seeger’s memoir, the latest work from Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, and a preview of a Ngaio Marsh/Stella Duffy collaboration!

Our People page profiles Dunedin-based archaeologist Shar Briden this month, and farewells Denise Yates, a long-time member of our community.

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. Thanks!

We have made some changes to the website this month, and hope you will find it easier to negotiate. We’ve combined the Social & Support pages, and removed Photos as a separate page. You will find more photos on the News and People pages, instead. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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

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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!

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

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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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