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Outline’s Guide to the LGBTIQ+ Acts in the 2018 Comedy Festival -26 April to 20 May 2018

Outline’s Guide to the LGBTIQ+ Acts in the 2018 Comedy Festival -26 April to 20 May 2018

With the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival fast approaching Outline NZ have created a useful guide to all the shows that include LGBTIQ+ identifying performers. This will help you check out and support them this funny season. Guide: Outline NZ: Your Guide to the LGBTIQ+ Acts in the Comedy Festival Website: 2018 NZ International Comedy […]

Film Fundraiser – The Breaker Upperers – 17 May 2018 – Wellington Lesbian Radio

Film Fundraiser – The Breaker Upperers – 17 May 2018 – Wellington Lesbian Radio

Wellington Lesbian Radio are hosting their first film fundraising event! And what a fabulous film they are starting with! Come along and enjoy the awesome new film The Breaker Upperers. Tickets are $25 (waged) $20 (unwaged) including a sweet treat surprise! To book your ticket please visit the Facebook Event Page

Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Courtney Act: Under the Covers – 6 to 7 April 2018 – Q Theatre – Auckland

Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Australian Idol and MTV’s Single AF, Courtney Act is bringing her brand new show, Under the Covers, to Auckland – 6 to 7 April 2018. Courtney has been under the covers with many, but not usually in front of a live audience. It’s time for to get tucked in with […]

Can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? Should they?

Can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? Should they?

Brendaniel Weir writes in the Spinoff about his novel – Tane’s War – a story of a gay affair between Pākehā and Māori lovers. In the process he explores Brendaniel Weir asks the questions can Pākehā authors write Māori characters? And should they? Wier explains at age 16 his first love was a Māori man. […]

Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

The work of writer Peter Wells is distinguished by a careful scrutinizing of particular and general histories of Pākeha – New Zealanders. Over the last year he has explored each in moving ways: from his ongoing Facebook diary project documenting his psychological and physical navigation of cancer, to his just published memoir Dear Oliver, in […]

Kim Hill Interviews Peter Wells – Radio NZ

Kim Hill Interviews Peter Wells – Radio NZ

Peter Wells is a fiction and non-fiction writer, and a filmmaker and was recently interview by Kim Hill. His first book, Dangerous Desires, won the Reed Fiction Award, the NZ Book Award, and PEN Best New Book in Prose in 1992. His memoir won the 2002 Montana NZ Book Award for Biography and his 2016 […]

Tane’s War by Brendaniel Weir

Tane’s War by  Brendaniel Weir

Set amidst the battlefields of the Great War and the shearing sheds of 1954 Hunua, Brendaniel Weir’s debut novel Tane’s War examines the challenges facing gay men during both wartime and peace. One lifetime, two battles. It’s 1953 and Briar is a dreamer living with his father in Pukekohe. His behaviour sees him sent to […]

Love Me As I Am – 16 to 17 March 2018 – Auckland Arts Festival

Love Me As I Am – 16 to 17 March 2018 – Auckland Arts Festival

From folk to classical, Mahinārangi Tocker wrote more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha which form a deeply compelling narrative of her own life experiences. A champion for Māori music, gay rights and mental illness, her fearless approach to creativity is well respected among her musical contemporaries and globally acknowledged. Her live performances were […]

Camp Binch – 14 to 15 March 2018 – Fortune Theatre – Dunedin

Camp Binch – 14 to 15 March 2018 – Fortune Theatre – Dunedin

Chris Parker’s Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”) It’s kiwi as bro! Off the back of sell-out seasons of his NZ International Comedy Festival shows, and performing all around the country in […]

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā History by Peter Wells

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā History by Peter Wells

When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother’s effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century human diaspora from Britain. His family experienced the war against Te Kooti, the Boer […]

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