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Dunedin Pride – 5 to 15 April 2018

Dunedin Pride – 5 to 15 April 2018

Dunedin Pride 2018 programme is out now. There is a diverse range of treats for all including: Wild Women Walkers – 7 April 2018 Wild Women kick off Dunedin Pride Festival with their regular monthly walk. The Wild Women invite any members of the queer/rainbow community & their children on this occasion. The Queerest Quiz […]

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 […]

Pharmca Proposal to Widen Access and Change the Funded Brand of Hep B and HIV drugs

Pharmca Proposal to Widen Access and Change the Funded Brand of Hep B and HIV drugs

PHARMAC is proposing the widening of access to tenofovir disoproxil and entecavir, antiviral medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV. These changes would have impacts that they would like your feedback on: From 1 June 2018 the Special Authority and Hospital Restrictions for both chemicals would be removed. The funded brand of […]

Baby: NZ Book Awards Finalist

Baby: NZ Book Awards Finalist

Baby by Annaleese Jochems has been announced as a finalist in the 50th annual New Zealand Book Awards. The NZ Book Adwards site says Baby is: “A savagely funny and daring debut, this novel shimmers with feverish, fatalistic intensity. Baby is a strange and strangely moving love story built on obsession, narcissism and damage. Annaleese […]

People Living with HIV in Pacific Islands Face Stigma and Discrimination

People Living with HIV in Pacific Islands Face Stigma and Discrimination

A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including health care. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index Study, conducted by the Fiji Network of People […]

Rainbow Crossing planned for Wellington

Rainbow Crossing planned for Wellington

Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington City, announced on the eve of the Wellington Pride Parade a Rainbow Crossing will be installed later this year in Wellington City. This Rainbow Crossing, which will be installed on Cuba/Dixon Streets is something Wellington City Council have been working on for a while and has strong community support. Stuff: […]

The Universe is Pretty Big and I’m Afraid of Sex – 5 to 7 April 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

The Universe is Pretty Big and I’m Afraid of Sex – 5 to 7 April 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Sex is scary, sex is beautiful, sex is awkward… let’s talk about it. Follow two technically grown humans as they journey through human interaction, to the centre of the universe! The Universe is pretty big and it’s all pretty scary if you think about it… even if you don’t think about it, it’s still pretty […]

International Women’s Day & #Suffrage125 – Social Media Posts

International Women’s Day & #Suffrage125 – Social Media Posts

Some highlights from Social Media on International Women’s Day and the celebration of 125 years since women were granted the right to vote – #Suffrage125 It’s #InternationalWomensDay! Today we’re remembering trailblazing NZ women, like NZ’s 1st woman MP, Elizabeth Reid McCombs #Suffrage125 #HeTohu https://t.co/snXWvNvqZw — Archives New Zealand (@ArchivesNZ) March 7, 2018 Happy International Women’s […]

Fa’aafa – 6 to 9 March 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Fa’aafa  – 6 to 9 March 2018 – Bats Theatre – Wellington

Fa’aafa combines Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound. Juxtaposed against the colour and contrast of modern digital projection, Fa’aafa creates a gripping and responsive Samoan fāgogo (fable) for young urban polynesians. Created by digital native Pati Solomona Tyrell this work unveils a world known only to Samoans through whispers. As a lens based media […]


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