Dyke Diary

Rātaka takatāpui

We add new events as we receive them, and remove past events at the beginning of each month – send your event information to LNAotearoa@gmail.com. We list groups that meet at the same
time and venue on the Social and Support pages. Information is organised by region (national events first, then north to south, then overseas), then by date.

Northland/Te Tai Tokerau
Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau
Waikato/Central North Island
Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Nelson area/Whakatū
Christchurch/Ōtautahi
Otago/Southland/Te taurapa o te waka
Overseas/Rāwāhi

Northland/Te Tai Tokerau

Mahuru / September

Sunday 10 Birds of a Feather Whangarei hike followed by lunch 10am meet at Mimiwhangata Coastal Camp for a 2.5 hour return walk on Puriri Track. 1pm, Helena Bay Gallery Cafe. All welcome. Join public Facebook group for details.

Saturday 23 Gay in the Bay Pink Drinks get-together in Kerikeri: everyone brings their own drinks; the hosts provide nibbles, glasses and ice, asking a donation to help cover the costs of catering. See the website for details and confirmation of date.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Sunday 1 Pink Drinks in the afternoon at Jimmy Jacks, Paihia. Details to come.

Whiringa-ā-rangi / November

Saturday 4 Gay in the Bay Pink Drinks get-together in Kerikeri: everyone brings their own drinks; the hosts provide nibbles, glasses and ice, asking a donation to help cover the costs of catering. See the website for details and confirmation of date.

Hakihea / December

Saturday 16 Gay in the Bay Pink Drinks get-together in Kerikeri: everyone brings their own drinks; the hosts provide nibbles, glasses and ice, asking a donation to help cover the costs of catering. See the website for details and confirmation of date.

Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau

Mahuru / September

Thursdays The Muse duo of Francis Christoffel and Val Cole play at the Ponsonby Cruising Club, 6.30–8pm throughout winter. But this depends on the weather, so phone the club first to confirm, 376 0245.

dykehikesprofileSunday 3 Dyke Hike 11am. Arataki Visitor Centre/Nature Trail/Beveridge/Slip Track. The Visitor Centre is well worth checking out. We’ll start with the nature trail, a 1 hour loop with good interpretive signage and an impressive stand of Kauri. This will bring us back to the Visitor Centre. Then we’ll do another loop taking in the Beveridge and Slip tracks which are steeper and will take about 2 hours. Hikers can opt to do the shorter first loop only, which will be easy, mostly flat with some steeper sections near the Kauri, or do both loops. Both hikes, about 3-3.5 hours. Grade: Easy (Nature Trail: okay in strong walking shoes, not many hills, good tracks) to moderate (both loops: boots recommended, expect a few hills and stream crossings are possible). Email hike@lesbian.co.nz, visit www.lesbian.co.nz or the Facebook page.

Literatea1Sunday 3 First Ladies Litera-Tea Hear 13 women writers talk about their novels, autobiography, flash fiction, biography and Anne Salmond’s Tears of Rangi. Plus a lavish afternoon tea; 1-5.30pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls. $65; get tickets here or contact the Women’s Bookshop – 09 3764399 or email books@womensbookshop.co.nz – with credit card details. No door sales.

Monday 11 Auckland Council Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel hui 6.30-8.30pm, Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Rd. The Auckland Council Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel wants to create picture of our rainbow communities in Auckland. 3 questions: 1) What are your dreams for Auckland? 2) How can council help achieve this? 3) If you could change one thing about Auckland tomorrow, what would it be? 3 ways you can get involved: 1) Take the survey: www.3questions.co.nz 2) Come to the hui 3) Organise a gathering of your friends to gather feedback and we will chip in to help with any costs like food, childcare or transport! Visit the Facebook event page for details.

Wednesday 13 aLBa AGM 6-9pm, Garnet Station, 85 Garnet Rd, Westmere. Nominations for executive, AGM followed by guest speaker. $10; free for aLBa members. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Sunday 17 Coffee & Stroll 10am, meet for coffee at Packing Shed Cafe & Gallery, 99 Parrs Cross Rd, Henderson; 10.30am, an easy 40-minute stroll along the Oratia walk & cycleway.

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 30 Preoccupation exhibition Jersey at Grey, 37 Scanlan St, Grey Lynn: opening Tuesday 19, 5-7pm;  gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-3pm. Includes works by Miriam Saphira.

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 That Bloody Woman A rock musical about suffragist Kate Sheppard taking on the patriarchy, public opinion and Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon. ‘Radical, riotous and bursting with wit’, starring Esther Stephens with a live band, get ready to party like it’s 1893. Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, Queen St.

Lick HPSaturday 23 Lick House Party for girls who like girls and their friends. Just like going over to your mate’s house – cheesy fun photo frames, barbie dolls in suggestive positions in the bathroom, video games in the living room. Free French fries @ 10.30pm, pizza @ 11pm, nuggets @ 11.30pm. 10pm – 3am, $10 before 11pm, $15 after, Neck of the Woods, 155B Karangahape Rd, city. See the Facebook event page, join the Auckland FB page, and see the national FB page.

Sunday 24 Fifth Season gay and lesbian garden visiting group go to Kaipara Coast Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), 4km north of Kaukapakapa Village. Meet at the entrance, 2pm. Free for members, or $10 entry. Phone Wendy Wilson, 027 548 3510 or wendyirenewilson@gmail.com

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

dykehikesprofileSunday 1 Dyke Hike 11am. Tawharanui. This predator proofed peninsula is spectacular. The beach is gorgeous, and there are more and more of our rarer native birds here every year. There are a range of walks so hikers can choose shorter or longer sections. Some bush, some open farmland. 2-4 hours. Grade: Moderate (boots recommended, expect a few hills and stream crossings are possible). Email hike@lesbian.co.nz, visit www.lesbian.co.nz or the Facebook page.

Sunday 1 Auckland Women’s Centre fundraiser Battle of the sexes, 7.45-10pm, Lido cinema, 427 Manukau Rd, Epsom. Tickets $20 from Eventfinda. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 6 Zonta West fundraising dinner with guest speaker Charmaine Poutney “Today’s Girls: Tomorrow’s Leaders? Empowering young women in challenging times …” 6.30 for 7pm drinks, 7.30pm dinner; Titirangi Golf Club, Links Rd (off Portage Rd), New Lynn. Proceeds to Family Action Whanau Toa Refuge & Zonta International projects. $60 includes welcome drink; cash bar available. For details, to book a seat at a lesbian table, and to pay, contact Mike Stone, m.stone@auckland.ac.nz.

Friday 6 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Pukekohe Town Hall, Cnr Massey Ave and Edinburgh St, Pukekohe. Visit website for details, and Eventfinda for tickets: $59.50/$64.50.

Saturday 7 Lesbian walk (part of Auckland Heritage Festival), 3-5pm, meet corner of Ponsonby Rd and Collingwood St, Ponsonby. The walk is along K Rd, highlighting meeting places for lesbians who still faced discrimination prior to the 1993 Human Rights Act, ending at Stark Bar.

Saturday 7 Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Star Walk fundraiser, Auckland Domain: 5km, 10km, half marathon distances. Fees vary by distance; earlybird registration available before September 1. Visit website for details and to register.

Sunday 8 Lesbian heritage panel discussion (part of Auckland Heritage Festival), 2-4pm, Charlotte Museum Trust, 8a Bentinck St, New Lynn. Young women discuss the relevance of lesbian heritage to their lives.

Wednesday 11 LATE 2017: Invisible Privilege – Confronting entitlement – part of Auckland Museum’s programme, 6-9pm: details to be confirmed. “Power and privilege can be a confronting subject to discuss – the idea of society’s ingrained biases and unfairly-wielded influence is hard to debate without accusation. This LATE explores the idea of power and privilege – what is it, who has it and what are the implications for New Zealand society – and looks at how we can discuss issues of identity, power and privilege without condemning groups of people. Our panel will discuss the importance of owning our privilege – and the discomfort that comes with it – and using it to grow our awareness of inequality and call it out when we see it.” Advance tickets $25, Institute members and students $20, door sales $30.

Tuesday 10 Rainbow/LGBT communities and alcohol: Consultation meetings 6.30-8.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Very little is known about the role of alcohol and drinking among members of New Zealand’s Rainbow/LGBT communities. Your help is needed to help guide research in this area. See Facebook page and website for details.

Sunday 15 Coffee & Stroll 10am, meet at Willow cafe, in the business park, 42 Tawa Drive; 10.30am, an easy 40-minute stroll in Bushlands Park Reserve.

Sunday 15 Fifth Season gay and lesbian garden visiting group go to Zen Garden, Whitford. Phone Wendy Wilson, 027 548 3510 or wendyirenewilson@gmail.com.

White Chapel JakSaturday 28 White Chapel Jak Bonnie Hurunui and her male backing band play Galatos basement in a lesbian-run event. Organised by Cissy Rock after the success of Daughters of Ally at the same venue. White Chapel Jak is smooth, soulful and will get you dancing. 7.30pm for facilitated and fun networking, 8pm start. See their videos on YouTube. Tickets earlybird $29 from Eventbrite, $39 from Oct 1 or $50 on the door.

Literatea2Sunday 29 Second Ladies Litera-tea Hear 11 women writers talk about their work, including poet and prose writer Courtney Sina Meredith who delighted audiences at this year’s ‘Same Same But Different’ celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s top LGBTQI writing talent; Tina Makereti’s Black marks on the White page, an edited collection of Maori & Pasifika work that includes contributions from Courtney Sina Meredith and Gina Cole; as well as novels, autobiography, poetry and a lavish afternoon tea; 1-5.30pm, Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls. $65; get tickets here or contact the Women’s Bookshop – 09 376 4399 or email books@womensbookshop.co.nz – with credit card details. No door sales.

Whiringa-ā-rangi / November

Saturday 4-Sunday 5 SAVE THE DATE FOR A LESBIAN FESTIVAL. Details to come.

dykehikesprofileSunday 5 Dyke Hike 11am. Waiheke Island Reserves. We’re going to beautiful Waiheke to walk the Forest Heart section of Te Ara Hura. We’ll walk though reserves, past vineyards, up to Trig Hill and along the coast. Take the 10am ferry to Waiheke. Meet on the ferry or at Matiatia wharf. We’ll take the bus to Rocky Bay, and walk through part of the Forest Heart walk. 3.5-4 hrs not including buses and ferries. Easy (okay in strong walking shoes, not many hills, good tracks) to moderate (boots recommended, expect a few hills and stream crossings are possible). Email hike@lesbian.co.nz, visit www.lesbian.co.nz or the Facebook page.

Wednesday 8 LATE 2017: Sing It, Sister music & misogyny – part of Auckland Museum’s programme: details to be confirmed. “Aotearoa New Zealand has a wonderful heritage of strong female musicians. What have they been up against in order to make it? How have they turned challenge into success? How many more wonderful musicians could New Zealand celebrate if we lead the international industry in challenging misogyny in music? This LATE will celebrate strong female and non-binary musicians, explore future visions for the music industry and discuss local solutions to global cultures of sexism.” Advance tickets $25, Institute members and students $20, door sales $30.

Sunday 19 Coffee & Stroll 10am, meet at Columbus Coffee, Auckland Museum; 10.30am, we explore the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Entry is free with museum entry; museum entry is free for Aucklanders residents (bring MyMuseum card or proof of residence and ID.

Hakihea / December

dykehikesprofileSunday 3 Dyke Hike 11am. Whatipu Loop. We’ll walk in a loop through forest from the coast back up into the ranges, around to Mt Donald McLean and back down to Whatipu. Beautiful Waitakere bush, views from Mt Donald McLean and finishing up walking alongside and over a stream. Note: Kauri Die Back: this disease is killing Kauri in the Waitakere Ranges. To avoid spreading this disease please ensure all boots and walking poles are clean before entering any park or reserve and follow instructions for disinfecting boots on arrival at infected and at risk sites. For more information go to www.kauridieback.co.nz. 6 hours. Grade: Hard (boots required, tracks may be rough and difficult, steep hills possible. A reasonable level of fitness will help you to enjoy these hikes. If you are not an experienced hiker, we require you to complete two moderate hikes before you join us in a hike graded hard).  Email hike@lesbian.co.nz, visit www.lesbian.co.nz or the Facebook page.

Sunday 3 Dykes on mics Open mic night for Lesbians – women only space. MC’d by Cissy Rock. 7pm start, cafe open earlier. Come along, have a go, be part of the magic . Koha at the door. Pizza/drinks/cake/coffee all available.

Tuesday 5 GALS presents The Street Requiem 7.30-10pm, Auckland Town Hall. In memory of all those who live on the margins of society, or have died nameless, homeless or innocent on streets around the globe. Visit GALS website or Facebook event page for details.

Sunday 10 Bonus extra Coffee & Stroll 10am, meet at Solar café*, 139 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island; 10.30am, a walk on the beach or around the shops, or both. Ferry departs Auckland 9am, Devonport 9.10am (winter timetable), or earlier. Buses meet every ferry & there is a stop outside the cafe.
*Note, an additional transport cost to get to Waiheke, although AT Gold HOP cardholders, or blue HOP cardholders with the SuperGold or AT Senior Citizen ID concession loaded, travel for free all day on weekends (and public holidays). Fullers ferry & bus information is at www.fullers.co.nz/timetables-plus-fares; for public transport info to downtown, go to https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry.

Sunday 17 Coffee & Stroll (details to be confirmed). 10am, meet for coffee; 10.30am, an easy 40-minute stroll in good company, possibly returning to cafe for second coffee … Programme can be emailed; contact coffeeandstroll@gmail.com.

2018

Kohitātea / January

Sunday 21 Coffee & Stroll 10am, meet at Café Miko, Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, Manurewa; 10.30am, a stroll around the Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition.

Huitānguru / February

Friday 2-Sunday 18 Auckland Pride Festival Keep up-to-date with events on Facebook and the website.

Saturday 17 Auckland Pride Parade

Sunday 18 Coffee & Stroll (details to be confirmed). 10am, meet for coffee; 10.30am, an easy 40-minute stroll in good company, possibly returning to cafe for second coffee … Programme can be emailed; contact coffeeandstroll@gmail.com.

Waikato/Central North Island/Hawkes Bay

Thursdays Social dodgeball for takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people Nau mai haere mai! Folks of all dodgeball abilities are welcome and a gold coin koha is appreciated. 6.30-7.30pm, University of Waikato Faculty of Education Gym just off Gate 4, 213 Hillcrest Rd.  See the Facebook page.

Mahuru / September

Thursday 7-Saturday 9 That Bloody Woman A rock musical about suffragist Kate Sheppard taking on the patriarchy, public opinion and Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon. ‘Radical, riotous and bursting with wit’, starring Esther Stephens with a live band, get ready to party like it’s 1893. Clarence Street Theatre, Hamilton. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 8-Saturday 16 Hamilton Pride Volunteers, event ideas, event co-ordinators all wanted. Contact Hamilton Pride via the Facebook page.

Friday 8 Proud Party opening event for Hamilton Pride week: 8pm-2am, Diggers Bar, 17 Hood St, Hamilton. This year’s Pride party theme is “unapologetically fabulous”. Ending HIV New Zealand and Hamilton’s LGBTI+ networks have come together to organise an awesome night filled with great music, drinks and dancing! DJ, tons of drink specials and fabulous entertainment from Hamilton’s very own drag scene. $5pp door charge. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 9 LSG Cocktail Party 5-7.30pm, House on Hood, 27 Hood St, Hamilton. Celebrate Pride Week with the Lesbian Social Group at our fabulous cocktail party! Glam it up in your favourite cocktail dress, throw on a natty rainbow tie, or mix it up however you like it – just come ready to celebrate! There will be Pride week cocktail specials, snacks available for purchase, and sparking conversation with the ladies and lesbians of LSG. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 9 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 7.30-11pm, Redoubt, Te Awamutu.

Sunday 10 Out in Pirongia 7.30am-3pm, An outdoors excursion on Mt Pirongia. Bring a packed lunch, snacks, water and energy. Car pooling from Hamilton: meeting at 7.30am, leaving 7.45 at a yet-to-be confirmed central location for those that need a ride – be prepared with koha for your friendly drivers for the 30-minute trip to the mountain base. Endeavour to start walking around 8.30-8.45am. (Please note the times may change). This is an all ages event for newbies or those who are already outdoor junkies. However, it is recommended that you have a reasonable level of fitness – alternatively a go-get-it-can-do-attitude for 5-7 hours outdoors walking and enjoying the views and crisp fresh air to get to the summit or Pahautea Hut – or as far as your heart’s desire. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Monday 11 WaQuY (Waikato Queer Youth) AGM 5-7pm, 9 Ward Ln, Hamilton. It has been a year of exciting changes and we would love to share our growth with you including our new home with Zeal Hamilton. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Wednesday 13 A night of learning and love An interactive workshop on healthy relationships and communication with Louise from Family Planning. Followed by Kirsty from the University of Waikato on her research about love in its various forms. Snacks provided. 6-7pm, room L.G.04, L block, University of Waikato, Hillcrest. See the Facebook event page.

Thursday 14 Screening of GAYBY BABY 8-10pm, Lido Cinema, Hamilton. The film follows the lives of 4 kids – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with personal change, the outside world wrestles with the issue of marriage equality, and whether or not kids of same-sex families are at risk. Followed by Q&A with Ebony and guests. Tickets $10 unwaged, $15 waged. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 15 Tenpin bowling 6-8.30pm, Bowl and Social, 346 Victoria St, Hamilton. $7 per game. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 15 Pride at the Disco 2017 Hamilton Pride youth event 7-10pm, 9 Ward Ln, Hamilton. For those aged 27 and under only. Drug and alcohol free. $10 door charge. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 16 Pride in the Park 2017 Hamilton Pride family event 12noon-2pm, kid friendly, free admission. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 16 Rainbow Warriors Trivia Night 7-10pm, Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood St, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton. Wrap up Hamilton Pride Week with a trivia fundraiser for the Rainbow Warriors, the only queer women’s sports team in the Waikato! Bring a team of 4-6 people or join a team on the night. $5 entry. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 16 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 8-11pm, Top shot bar, Te Puna, Tauranga.

Saturday 23 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 9.30pm-12.30am, Slims Bar, Opotiki.

Friday 29 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 9-11pm, Junction Bar, Thames.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames. Visit website for details, and Eventfinda for tickets: $59.50/$64.50.

Thursday 12 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Deluxe Theatre, 127 Church St, Opotiki. Visit website for details, and Eventfinda for tickets: $59.50/$64.50.

Friday 13 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright St, Gisborne. Visit website for details, and TicketDirect for tickets: $59.50/$64.50.

Friday 13 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 9.30pm-12midnight, The Phoenix Bar, The Strand, Tauranga.

Saturday 14 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Napier Municipal Theatre, 119 Tennyson St, Napier South. Visit website for details, and Ticketek for tickets: $67.50.

That Bloody Woman by Luke di Somma and Gregory Cooper. Dir. Kip Chapman. Auckland Theatre Company production. Production Photos - Michael SmithTuesday 17 That Bloody Woman A rock musical about suffragist Kate Sheppard taking on the patriarchy, public opinion and Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon. ‘Radical, riotous and bursting with wit’, starring Esther Stephens with a live band, get ready to party like it’s 1893. Napier Municipal Theatre.

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Taupo Great Lakes Centre, 5 Story Pl, Taupo. Visit website for details, and Ticketek for tickets: $64.50/$69.50.

Friday 20 Daughters Of Ally free and public gig 9pm-12midnight, The Junction Bar, Thames.

Sunday 22 The Topp Twins Head for the Hills 7.30-10pm, Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton. Visit website for details, and Ticketek for tickets: $67.

Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Manawatu

Anytime Self-guided LGBTTI walking tour of 24 historic rainbow locations around Wellington’s waterfront in one hour, free. Start at the former site of Carmen’s Balcony on the corner of Harris and Victoria Sts, now the City Library, walk through Civic Square, onto the waterfront, down to Bats Theatre and then back to the Michael Fowler Centre via Courtenay Place. Hear short eyewitness accounts at each location with your smart device using the interactive Google Map, or download the mp3 audio before you set off. See the website.

To October 27, The Topp Twins – an exhibition for New Zealand, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North. “An exciting opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contribution these inspiring women make to our nation’s social, cultural and political landscape.” Visit the website for information about specific events, opening hours.

Mahuru / September

Friday 8 RW Drinks 5-7pm, Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Hosted by Rainbow Wellington, everyone welcome. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 9 ‘A comedy show with good comedians in it’ 8-10pm, The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Tickets $14 Eventfinda, $20 on the door. Visit Facebook event page for details.

That Bloody Woman by Luke di Somma and Gregory Cooper. Dir. Kip Chapman. Auckland Theatre Company production. Production Photos - Michael SmithWednesday 13-Saturday 16 That Bloody Woman A rock musical about suffragist Kate Sheppard taking on the patriarchy, public opinion and Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon. ‘Radical, riotous and bursting with wit’, starring Esther Stephens with a live band, get ready to party like it’s 1893. The Opera House, 111 – 113 Manners St, Te Aro, Wellington.

Tuesday 19 RW Spring pizza/pasta banquet 6.30-9pm, Mediterranean Foods, 42 Constable St, Newtown. Great food, wine and music. This venue was most popular in RW events survey 2017. $40 RW members, $50 non members. Hosted by Rainbow Wellington, visit Facebook event page for details.

Wednesday 20-Wednesday 25 October Queer and Trans* Drawing Class (6 Wednesdays), 7-9pm, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro. Led by Sian Torrington, an expressive drawing class! It’s about finding ways to be in our body and let it speak through drawing. You don’t need any experience of drawing to come along, and all materials will be provided. $170 for the full course; some free places available. Visit the Facebook event page for details and to contact Sian.

Thursday 21 ‘When family violence wears a slightly different hat’ a workshop exploring family violence that impacts and/or relates to LGBTI, rainbow communities. Walter Nash Centre, 10 Tocker St, Taita. 9am-12noon. $50. Visit the It’s Not OK campaign’s Facebook page for details.

Saturday 23 Chill out and draw – a UniQ Massey Wellington event, 11am-3pm, Campus Co-Lab space. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Thursday 28 Massey multi-campus potluck 6-9pm, Campus Co-Lab space. Massey Pride from Albany Campus will be travelling down to meet with us, and all are encouraged to bring a plate along and have a chat! Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 29 Carterton Pink drinks from 6.30pm, The Buckhorn bar & grill, 20 Memorial Sq, Carterton (off High St, near the roundabout). Plenty of parking nearby. All welcome, friendly crowd. You can get snacks and meals and the usual range of drinks/coffees (check menu). If you don’t see us in the main bar walk through to the room by the garden bar.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Sunday 1 LGBTI Rainbow walk tour through Wellington 1-2.30pm. Starts at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle St, ends at St Peter’s church, Willis St. Learn about early female impersonators, the Salvation Army and homosexual law reform, community icons giving back, LGBTI social meeting places, infamous local hate crimes, a landmark church service on homosexuality. Free, no booking required. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 6 RW Drinks 5-7pm, S&Ms, 176 Cuba St. Hosted by Rainbow Wellington, everyone welcome. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Tuesday 10 Rainbow/LGBT communities and alcohol: Consultation meetings 6.30-8.30pm, venue to be confirmed. Very little is known about the role of alcohol and drinking among members of New Zealand’s Rainbow/LGBT communities. Your help is needed to help guide research in this area. See Facebook page and website for details.

Thursday 12 Lower Hutt Women’s Centre fundraising screening of the movie Battle of the Sexes, about the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. $20, 8.30pm, Lighthouse Cinema, 52 Beach St, Petone. Email info@lhwc.org.nz for tickets, or drop into the centre at 186 Knights Rd, Waterloo, Lower Hutt.

Friday 20-Sunday 22 Rainbow in the Village Paekakariki Pride Festival. Events include the world’s shortest Pride parade, dance, brunch, movie screening. Visit the Facebook event page for updates and details.

Saturday 21 Naked Girls Reading – the feminist propaganda edition 8-10pm, The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Tickets $20 Eventfinda, $25 on door, $30 VIP. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Whiringa-ā-rangi / November

Friday 10 RW Drinks 5-7pm, Bad Grannies, corner Cuba and Vivian Sts. Hosted by Rainbow Wellington, everyone welcome. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 11 Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Star Walk fundraiser, Frank Kitts Park, Wellington waterfront: 5km (7.15pm start) and 10km (6.30pm start) distances. Fees vary by distance; earlybird registration available before September 1. Visit website for details and to register.

Hakihea / December

Friday 1 ‘A comedy show with good comedians in it’ 8-10pm, The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Tickets $14 Eventfinda, $20 on the door. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Friday 8 RW Drinks 5-7pm, Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Hosted by Rainbow Wellington, everyone welcome. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Saturday 9 Naked Girls Reading – the crime & punishment edition 8-11pm, The Fringe Bar, 28 Allen St, Te Aro. Tickets $20 Eventfinda, $25 on door, $30 VIP. Visit Facebook event page for details.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2018

The Host Rōpū of Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH invite you to attend the next ILGA World Conference in Wellington, October 22-26 2018. Visit the website and the Facebook event page for information, including pre-registration.

Nelson area/Whakatū

The Lesbian Connection (TLC) sends a monthly email of events in the area, Nelson and Motueka in particular. Contact tlconnection.link@gmail.com to go on the mailing list or for more details of any events.

There’s currently no-one co-ordinating activities for Nelson potluck dinners or brunches. Walking group is still happening now and then; keep an eye on Facebook for details. And there is a Motueka brunch once a month. Do contact TLC if you can help with regular – or one-off – events.

Mahuru / September

Sunday 10 Walk to the centre of New Zealand Meet 10.45am for 11am departure at 10.45 for 11am departure at the starting point at the Botanical Reserve, over a footbridge from the end of Hardy Street. You can park your car on Hardy Street East. This is one of Nelson’s most popular walks. Steep but short (30-60 minutes depending on age/fitness). Dogs welcome. Followed by …

Sunday 10 Nelson lunch, from 12.30pm, River Kitchen, 81 Trafalgar St, near iSite. Join the walkers for a bite to eat or just coffee at this lovely riverside cafe.

Sunday 17 Motueka brunch, from 11am. Muses café, 136 High St, Port Motueka.

Saturday 30 Introduction to Zentangle workshop 11am-1pm, Richmond library meeting room. Tutor: Kate Morgan, Certified Zentangle teacher. Let your inner artist come out to play, whilst learning the basics of the Zentangle method during this fun and relaxing workshop. Anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. To book or for more information, contact Kate Morgan: 027 916 1626 or tangloceros@gmail.com. $12 to cover Zentangle materials & venue hire.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Sunday 15 Motueka brunch, from 11am. Riverside café, 289 Main Rd, Lower Moutere (Moutere Highway).

Saturday 28 Halloween dance party from 7.30pm, Imagine Theatre, near New World (opp Thorps Bush). Halloween fancy dress optional. $10. Music via a jukebox app on the iPad. Bring a plate of finger food to share if you can.

Christchurch/Ōtautahi, Canterbury/Waitaha and West Coast/Te Tai Hauāuru

The Christchurch Women’s Centre keeps a diary of events in Christchurch and elsewhere on their Lesbian Support page. Check events on the  Christchurch LGBT social events page.

The Lambda Trampers and Lambda Lattes are mixed social tramping and walking groups for lesbians and gays living in and around Christchurch, and their friends.

Mahuru / September

Sunday 17 Lambda Trampers mystery circuit of Mt Pleasant/Tauhinu Korokio, a Ngati Mamoe pa from 1700CE. Meet at the corner of Durham and Peacock Sts for 9am departure. Free, although $5 to share a car to get there. Phone Di on 022 093 5817.

Saturday 30 Takatāpui hui to discuss the possibility of setting up a network in Christchurch/Ōtautahi of takatāpui (Māori people of all genders who identify as LGBTIQT+). Free. See the Facebook event page and email richard@matarikiservices.nz for venue details and to provide numbers for catering.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Saturday 7 Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Star Walk fundraiser, North Hagley Park: 5km and half marathon distances. Fees vary by distance; earlybird registration available before September 1. Visit website for details and to register.

Monday 9 Rainbow/LGBT communities and alcohol: Consultation meetings 6.30-8.30pm, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam St. Very little is known about the role of alcohol and drinking among members of New Zealand’s Rainbow/LGBT communities. Your help is needed to help guide research in this area. See Facebook event and website for details.

Whiringa-ā-rangi / November

NGR chch novThursday 16 Naked Girls Reading: The sci-fi edition Tickets $20 from Eventfinda or $25 on the door, 7.30-11.30pm, Exchange, 376 Wilsons Rd North, Christchurch, see the Facebook event page. Fetish Ball DodgyRope

Saturday 18 Christchurch Fetish Ball 2017 – Sensual  Overload Acts confirmed so far include Cherry Buttonz (Australia), Zylah (Auckland), Domania Duo (NZ), the Magenta Diamond (Wtn), DodgyRope (right) and UncommonBonds (Chch) with DJ Forge. See details and book tickets on the website.

Otago/Southland/
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Mahuru / September

Saturday 2 Wild Women Walk St Clair to Lawyers Head Meet for a prompt 11am start opposite the Starfish Cafe near The Esplanade and finish there for coffee too. Phone Ann Charlotte 022 133 9529 or email acharlotte10@gmail.com.

Gay Ski WeekQTSaturday 2-Saturday 9 Gay Ski Week, Queenstown, including an Opening Party, Gayote Ugly, Quiz night, a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Karaoke, a Cabaret Night up the mountain, a Leather & Lace evening, the Gibbston Valley Long Lunch and a Coronet Peak night ski. VIP passes now on sale. See the website.

Monday 11 Space Seminar with Rosemary Overell about media representations of non-heterosexual people. Rosemary is a lecturer in media, film and communication and works on gender and queer politics of representation. 12–12.50pm, University of Otago campus, email q.support@ousa.org.nz for location and seminar updates.

That Bloody Woman by Luke di Somma and Gregory Cooper. Dir. Kip Chapman. Auckland Theatre Company production. Production Photos - Michael SmithSeptember 26-Sunday 8 October That Bloody Woman A rock musical about suffragist Kate Sheppard taking on the patriarchy, public opinion and Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon. ‘Radical, riotous and bursting with wit’, starring Esther Stephens with a live band, get ready to party like it’s 1893. Fortune Theatre, Dunedin.

Whiringa-ā-nuku / October

Saturday 7 Wild Women walk Victory Beach For details phone Ann Charlotte 022 133 9529 or email acharlotte10@gmail.com.

Whiringa-ā-rangi / November

Saturday 4 Wild Women Walk Brighton Beach For details phone Ann Charlotte 022 133 9529 or email acharlotte10@gmail.com.

Hakihea / December

Saturday 2 Wild Women Walk Organ Pipes For details phone Ann Charlotte 022 133 9529 or email acharlotte10@gmail.com.

Overseas/Rāwāhi

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August 12-September 16 Canada k.d. lang Ingénue Redux tour Visit website for details of dates and ticketing information.

October 6-8 European Lesbian* Conference Vienna. Conference theme: CONNECT, REFLECT, ACT, TRANSFORM! Programme available from 1 July. Deadline to propose workshop, panel discussion or exhibition: 28 May. More information from website. “We use “lesbian*” with an asterisk, so as to include anyone who identifies as lesbian, feminist, bi or queer, and all those who feel connected to lesbian* activism”

October 3-December 1 Peggy Seeger’s ‘First Time Ever Tour’ To coincide with the publication of her memoir, The First Time Ever  and accompanying CD, singer songwriter and feminist icon Peggy Seeger takes to the road for a 20-date UK concert and literary festival tour. Details on Facebook Tour Dates page.

November 3-5 DIVA Literary Festival & Awards Birmingham, England. “Celebrating the best of lesbian/bi women’s literature” Visit website and Facebook event page for details, programme, author information and bookings.

SA ss dancesportNovember Saturday 18 15th South Australian Samesex Dancesport Competition  Registrations close November 4. $15 per event per competitor to a maximum of $70 per competitor; $12/$15 spectators. 1-5pm, Western Youth Centre, 79 Marion Rd, Cowandilla, followed by a dinner. See www.sasamesexdancesport.com, phone Valda +61404 090 427, email sasamesexdancesport@hotmail.com, or write to SA Samesex Dancesport, PO Box 595, Goodwood, South Australia 5034.

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  1. Feb 14th Also – Pirate City Rollers Vs Vagine Regime (Queer Rollerderby team) – PItt St YMCA – Tickets from Undertheradar.co.nz.

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