On This Day - 18th September

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This list of events is generated from a number of different sources: media items on PrideNZ.com, archived pages from GayNZ.com, our rainbow timeline and links to rainbow-related stories on other media sites. There may be some inaccuracies - please let us know if you find anything that needs changing. If you would like to see a full list of dates click here

2018

  • Thumnail imageRegulate GE Techniques or Quit Trans Tasman Food Authority
    New Zealand must persuade Australian bureaucrats to follow world-class food safety standards being set in Europe, [1] or withdraw New Zealand from the trans-Tasman Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ)...
    Links: Scoop

2017

  • Thumnail image'Why did they kill our child?' Cops shoot dead LGBT Pride leader
    The parents of a Georgia Tech student who was shot dead by campus cops late Saturday night say their child didn't have to die...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageHubbard Qualifies for the Commonwealths, Makes History
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageLexie Matheson Takes Bronze at World Karate Champs
    Links: Express

2016

  • Thumnail imageCut-Throat Theatre: The Triumph of Sweeney Todd
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageLick Auckland with Danielle Cormack
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageRemixing Homo House
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageGALS concert to feature organist Nick Forbes
    Nick Forbes The last concert of the year for Auckland's GALS choir will make the most of its venue, the Pitt Street Methodist Church, to feature its musical director's skills as an organist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2015

  • Thumnail imageArgentina Ends Gay Blood Ban
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageHelp a songbird soar: Luana Howard
    Luana Howard thought she may never make it as a young mezzo-soprano, but she has made it to the end of her third year of a double degree in Music and Italian at the NZSM and Victoria University...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2014

  • Thumnail imageHomophobic Officials use Grindr to Hunt Gay Men in Egypt
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSamuel Levi
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWorlds Sexiest Religious Calendar is Back for 2015
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMoa and Lawless for Greens closer
    Lucy Lawless is a Green Party supporter Anika Moa and Lucy Lawless will help the Green Party close its election campaign in Auckland this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2013

  • Thumnail imageNew Auckland Pride Parade director named
    Richard Taki Richard Taki has been selected as the new Parade Director for Auckland Pride 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2012

  • Thumnail imageBenji Watt - Q12
    Benji Watt, producer of Q12 The Tour, talks about the tour and his personal journey
    Features: Benji Watt
  • Thumnail imageUN "Born Free and Equal" report welcomed
    Labour’s Rainbow Caucus Chair Louisa Wall says marriage equality is a step New Zealand can take to meet our obligations under a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2010

  • Thumnail imageSasha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury British comic actor Sasha Baron Cohen has been signed to play bisexual superstar Freddie Mercury in a biopic scheduled to begin filming next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2009

  • Thumnail imageOUTLine cuts back staff and trims services
    New Zealand's critically broke national glbt telephone counseling and advocacy organisation is cutting staff and preparing to retrench services as it faces an all but empty bank account and dried up funding sources...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2008

  • Thumnail imageMedlyn and Mau join Queen of Universe show
    2008 is the fifth anniversary of the Queen of the Whole Universe pageant and its creative director says this year there'll be a record number of entertainers on stage, including opera-singing star Helen Medlyn performing and TVOne newsreader Alison Mau confirmed as head judge...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2007

  • Thumnail imageUSA: 100 groups call for strategy on AIDS
    More than 100 organisations from across America are calling for the next President to commit to ending the AIDS epidemic in the nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2006

  • Thumnail imagePM's anger over gay 'slurs'
    A furious Helen Clark is blaming National and the Exclusive Brethren for a "smear" campaign targeting her husband Peter Davis...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2005

  • Thumnail imagePost-election mysterious times
    At the moment, New Zealand politics are still in limbo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2003

  • Thumnail imageBroomstick Boys named in paedophile book
    The mother of one of several Napier teenagers convicted of raping a classmate with a broomstick in 2001 was shocked to discover him named in the new edition of Deborah Coddington's Paedophile and Sex Offender Index...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2002

  • Thumnail imageCondom company releases new products
    Condom manufacturer Durex is launching three new condoms on to the New Zealand market...
    Links: GayNZ.com

1987

  • Thumnail imageTelevision news report: the Pope visits San Francisco, blessing people with AIDS (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90361
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

1985

  • Thumnail imageTelevision news report: MPs have been given results from the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with MP Graeme Lee who is the petition organiser. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87198.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland