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RainbowYOUTH Seeks New Support Manager

RainbowYOUTH Seeks New Support Manager

Morgan Butler, a leader in the youth development sector, particularly for intersex, queer and gender diverse youth, is moving on from RainbowYOUTH after three years. Morgan has been with RainbowYOUTH for three years, after starting out as an intern at a time when RainbowYOUTH was much smaller. Over that time, Morgan has built the support […]

Justice Committee: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

Justice Committee: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill

The Justice Committee has reported on the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill & Petition 2014/69 of Wiremu Demchick and 2,111 others. Compensation was noted as a point of difference from submissions received. The Justice Committee recommended that no compensation be paid as per Section 22 of the bill with the […]

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 […]

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: […]


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