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Timeline: 1980s

1980

  • Gay Liberation Wellington ends (Wellington)
  • Gays In Education is formed (Auckland). It is later renamed to Gays and Lesbians are Everywhere in Education (GLEE)
  • Herstory Press ends (Wellington)
  • Labour MP Warren Freer again proposes homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
  • Lesbian Action for Visibility in Aotearoa (LAVA) is formed (New Zealand). The lesbian feminist separatist group is formed in the 1980s (specific date unknown)
  • Lesbian Liberation Week is held (Wellington)
  • The Gay Health Workers Alliance ends (New Zealand)
  • The Gay Information Centre is established (Christchurch)
  • The group Auckland Gay Rights Activists ends (Auckland)
  • The group Gay Rights of Waikato ends (Waikato region)
  • The Lesbian Legal Advisory Committee is formed (New Zealand)
  • The Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund is formed (New Zealand)
  • The Network Group is formed to oppose the Warren Freer Bill (New Zealand)
  • The play Blood of the Lamb by Bruce Mason premieres (Christchurch). The play focuses on a lesbian couple with child
  • Behind Enemy Lines newsletter begins (Wellington)
  • Bitches, Witches and Dykes newsletter begins (Auckland)

February 1980

  • The Auckland Gay Task Force is formed (Auckland). The group is formed as a result of the Westside Sauna raid. Link: LAGANZ

1 February 1980

  • Police raid Westside Sauna (Auckland). Eight men are arrested and charged. Link: GayNZ.net.nz

8 February 1980

  • 600 people march to protest the raids on the Westside Sauna and OUT! Magazine (Auckland). Link: GayNZ.net.nz

22 February 1980

  • Another protest march takes place against the police raids on the Westside Sauna and OUT! Magazine (Auckland)

March 1980

  • Female impersonator Danny La Rue films Danny Down Under for TVNZ (New Zealand). Filmed over 3 days Danny Down Under features Irish-born entertainer Danny Le Rue and comedians John Gadsby and David McPhail. Link: NZ On Screen
  • The Lesbian Centre opens (Wellington). The Centre is located at 6 Boulcott Street
  • The Lesbian Liberation Army attacks the offices of the Sunday News after it runs an anti-lesbian story (New Zealand)

3 March 1980

  • Television current affairs: photographer Brian Brake (New Zealand). Kaleidoscope, ref TZP442220. Link: TVNZ

7 March 1980

  • Lesbians march to mark International Lesbian Day (8 March) (New Zealand)

19 March 1980

20 March 1980

  • The Lesbian Mothers Defence Fund present a submission to the Select Committee considering the Guardianship Amendment Bill (New Zealand)

27 March 1980

  • Newspaper report: Gay Health Workers Alliance (GHWA) in New Zealand (New Zealand). The group is open to doctors, medical students, nurses, social workers, and allied health professionals. LAGANZ notes that this group started in 1979. Links: Bay Area Reporter, LAGANZ

30 March 1980

  • The Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection is formed (New Zealand)

1 April 1980

  • Television: Eyewitness report on gay life and politics in New Zealand (New Zealand). ref: TZP9157. Includes examination of police harassment and the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

5 April 1980

  • The 8th National Gay Rights Conference is held (Dunedin)

7 April 1980

15 April 1980

24 April 1980

  • Arthur Ball stabs Miles MacFarlane to death (Wellington). MacFarlane is a total stranger to Ball, who is later found not guilty on the grounds of insanity

25 April 1980

  • A group of lesbians attempt to augment an ANZAC Day service by carrying a coffin and laying a wreath in memory of women raped and killed in wartime (Wellington)

May 1980

  • A group of gay men organise a National Offenders Day march to protest anti-gay laws in a carnival atmosphere (New Zealand). Lesbians dykecott the march saying it fails to challenge the status quo
  • New Zealand's first gay feature film Squeeze premieres (New Zealand). The film was originally titled Night Moves

June 1980

  • A street-walk for lesbian visibility is held (Wellington)
  • Lesbians and gay men picket the Russian embassy to protest at the treatment of homosexuals in the USSR (Wellington)

9 June 1980

  • Television: performance of excerpts from play "The Case of Katherine Mansfield" (New Zealand). ref: TZP1048916. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 June 1980

  • MP Warren Freer stops working on a Bill that would have adapted the law relating to sexual acts between consenting males (New Zealand). Link: Hansard

22 June 1980

  • Gay Pride Week events take place (New Zealand). Activities are held in Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington and Dunedin. In Auckland, the week runs from Sunday 22- Sunday 29 June. Link: Auckland Museum

July 1980

  • Mayor Michael Fowler stops a lesbian community notice being displayed on Wellington City Council buses (Wellington). Fowler objects to the notice that invites lesbians to "contact your local community"
  • The Gay Information Centre opens (Christchurch)

2 July 1980

7 July 1980

  • Lesbians and gays again picket the Russian embassy in protest at oppression in the USSR (Wellington)

21 July 1980

  • Enzo Francone attempts to chain himself to the railings in front of the Kremlin in Red Square (Moscow, Russia). Francone is protesting Article 121 of the Russian penal code, and for the release of two imprisoned gay men. He is beaten by police. Link: ILGA

August 1980

  • The Labour Party nominates Ian Scott as its candidate for Eden (Auckland). Out magazine reports in its August issue that "this is the first time an openly avowed homosexual has been selected by a major political party as its candidate for a a national election, anywhere in the Western world" (Robin Duff stood for the Values Party in 1975 and 1978 as an openly gay candidate)

14 August 1980

  • Television: interview with sexologist Dr John Money (New Zealand). The report also looks at attitudes towards sex in New Zealand, ref: TZP43928. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

September 1980

  • A group of lesbians join protests against the US nuclear-powered warship Truxtun (Wellington). The group holds a banner reading "Lesbian Activity Today Stops Radioactivity Tomorrow."
  • A workshop on lesbianism is held during the first national hui for Black women (New Zealand)
  • Chief Human Rights Commissioner Pat Downey rejects National Gay Rights Coalition submissions (New Zealand). Downey says discrimination is justified in some circumstances
  • Gays and lesbians are banned from the Cantabrian Hotel (Christchurch)

10 September 1980

  • Television news report: Wellington City Council refuses to allow a lesbian group to advertise on buses (Wellington). ref: TZP5053. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

16 September 1980

  • Arthur Ball is found not guilty of murdering Miles MacFarlane (on the grounds of insanity) (Wellington)

October 1980

  • The National Gay Rights Coalition of New Zealand is published (New Zealand). The publication is a mail-out to members of minutes of a meeting of the Coalition's executive, held in Wellington on 27 and 28 September. Link: WorldCat

1 October 1980

  • Television news report: a Wellington lesbian group is not able to advertise on Wellington buses (Wellington). The Town Clerk said it may encourage vandalism, ref: TZP5006. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

3 October 1980

  • Television: Vice Squad seize copies of a "Salient" newspaper containing a comic about homosexuality (Wellington). ref: TZP4997. Victoria University student newspaper "Salient" had all its remaining copies seized by Wellington's Vice Squad, because it contained a comic strip about homosexuality. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

4 October 1980

  • The first Lesbian Librarians' Week is held (New Zealand). Events take place in Wellington and Christchurch

6 October 1980

  • Television news report: the first Lesbian Liberation week begins (New Zealand). The week features events and a march through the city on 10 October 1980, ref: TZP4990. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

10 October 1980

  • 200 women take part in a lesbian march (Wellington). It is followed by a Lesbian Liberation Dance attended by 300 people

19 October 1980

  • Television news report: interview with Marilyn Waring about Robert Muldoon (New Zealand). ref: TZP938. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

November 1980

  • Overnight Wellington City Council buses are covered in stickers promoting the Wellington Lesbian Centre (Wellington)

25 November 1980

  • Television news report: Elton John concert at Athletic Park (Wellington). This is John's third visit to Wellington, ref: TZP4787. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

27 November 1980

  • Television news report: Elton John concert causes crowd injuries (Wellington). Pyrotechnics caused nearly 70 people to be treated for eye irritations, ref: TZP4777. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

December 1980

  • Lesbians paste up anti-Christmas posters (Wellington). Posters appear in Wellington and Hastings

1981

  • The 9th National Gay Rights Conference is held (Wellington)
  • The Gay Welfare Conference is held (Christchurch)
  • The Otago Gay Support group ends (Otago region)
  • The Waxing Moon archive begins in Hamilton (Hamilton)
  • The Women's Place bookshop opens (Wellington). The bookshop is located in Cuba Street
  • The Young Gays Group is formed (Auckland). The group is formed circa 1981 and works closely with the University Gays Group
  • The Young Lesbian and Gay group is formed (Auckland)
  • University Gay Liberation Auckland ends (Auckland)
  • How to work with the media: a manual for lesbian and gay rights groups is published (New Zealand). The manual is published by the National Gay Rights Coalition of New Zealand

January 1981

  • Gays and lesbians picket the office of the Human Rights Commission (Wellington)

14 January 1981

  • Television: Pornographic videotape cassettes being brought into New Zealand (New Zealand). ref: TZP31196. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

February 1981

  • Lesbians picket the Human Rights Commission office (Auckland)

6 February 1981

  • Lesbians carry a "Lesbians Oppose Racism" banner to protest Waitangi commemorations (Wellington)

March 1981

  • Lesbians dykecott the census in protest at the Human Rights Commission's denial of human rights (New Zealand)

24 March 1981

  • Television: Toss Woollaston interviewed about his autobiography Sage Tea (New Zealand). ref: TZP24743. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 March 1981

  • The Lesbian Gay Media Collective is formed (Wellington). The group produces New Zealand's first Lesbian and Gay radio programme during Pride 1981 for Wellington Access Radio. The group later merges with the Pink Triangle Publishing Collective in 1982

April 1981

  • National Lesbian Mothers' weekend is held (Auckland)

5 April 1981

  • The first broadcast of Wellington Access Radio (Wellington). Wellington Access Radio was the first community access radio station to broadcast regularly in New Zealand. The first broadcast featured the feminist show Leave Your Dishes in the Sink which is lesbian run and lesbian-oriented (although it wasn't explicitly stated)

25 April 1981

  • "Lesbian Liberation" is painted on a war memorial (Wellington)

June 1981

  • A lesbian activist weekend is held (New Zealand)
  • The Grey Lynn / Ponsonby Black Women's collective holds a Black Dykes' hui (Waiheke Island)

5 June 1981

  • CDC reports five previously young, healthy gay men in Los Angeles having PCP (United States of America). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report later is acknowledged as the first published scientific account of what would become known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Links: CDC (1), CDC (2)

10 June 1981

21 June 1981

  • Gay Pride Week takes place (New Zealand). A poster has the text "After thousands of years in hiding, we are moving into the light. Our right to live, our right to love". The week runs until 28 June. Link: Te Papa

28 June 1981

  • Possibly the first-ever (by/for/about) gay radio broadcast takes place (Wellington). The Gay Radio programme is broadcast on Wellington Access Radio - New Zealand's first community access radio station. It is produced as part of Gay Pride Week 1981. Link: PrideNZ.com

6 July 1981

10 July 1981

  • Wellington Mayor Michael Fowler is picketed (San Francisco, United States of America). A Chamber of Commerce dinner honouring Michael Fowler is picketed. Fowler had earlier stopped lesbian support notices being placed in Wellington City Council buses. Links: Bay Area Reporter (1), Bay Area Reporter (2)

30 July 1981

  • Newspaper comment: San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt comments on the Wellington bus advertisement controversy (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

14 August 1981

September 1981

  • Lesbians and Gays Against Racism is formed during the campaign against the Springbok rugby tour (New Zealand)

27 September 1981

  • Newspaper report: protests around the world (including in New Zealand) against homophobic US immigration policies (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

13 November 1981

1982

  • Daybreak - New Zealand's first feminist bookshop closes (New Zealand)
  • Television footage: an interview with David Bowie (New Zealand). Ref TZM1313 and TZM1315. Links: TVNZ (1), TVNZ (2)

January 1982

  • The group Gays in Education ends (New Zealand)

1 March 1982

  • Writer Frank Sargeson dies (New Zealand)

19 March 1982

April 1982

  • Mobilisation for the Opening of Parliament is formed (New Zealand)

16 April 1982

22 June 1982

  • Foolish Things by Peter Wells screens at the Frameline Film Festival (San Francisco, United States of America). The film screens twice - at the Pacific Film Archives on Tuesday 22 June, and on Thursday 24 June. Links: Bay Area Reporter (1) , Bay Area Reporter (2)

27 June 1982

  • Gay Pride Week takes place (New Zealand). The week runs until 3 July. Link: PrideNZ.com

8 July 1982

  • Television: profile of the Topp Twins as they busk on Queen Street, and at their Auckland home (Auckland). ref: TZP358684. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 July 1982

  • Eve van Grafhorst is born (New South Wales, Australia). Link: Wikipedia

28 July 1982

15 September 1982

  • Television: interview with Richard O’Brien about his youth in Hamilton and Rocky Horror (Hamilton). ref: TZP106773. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 September 1982

17 October 1982

  • Television: interview with Professor Percy Tannenbaum and Patricia Bartlett about television censorship (New Zealand). ref: TZP40291. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

24 October 1982

1 November 1982

  • Television: interview with Eileen Swan from HELP about rape in New Zealand (New Zealand). ref: TZP116218. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 November 1982

3 December 1982

  • Television: faux studio interview with 'Katherine Mansfield,' played by Cathy Downes (New Zealand). ref: TZP1048911. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 December 1982

  • Television: Colin Moyle discusses how he wants to lead the Labour Party (New Zealand). ref: TZP47838. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1983

  • Television: interview with Elton John (New Zealand). ref: TZP10094. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The first AIDS cases are reported in New Zealand (New Zealand). Link: UNAIDS

13 January 1983

  • Newspaper report: Air New Zealand distances itself from gay clientele (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

22 March 1983

15 April 1983

22 April 1983

  • The Topp Twins perform at Circa Theatre (Wellington)

2 May 1983

  • The first international AIDS Candlelight Memorial is held (San Francisco, United States of America). Memorials are held in San Francisco and New York. There was no memorial held in 1984

10 May 1983

  • Television news report: AIDS has reached Australia, and could arrive in New Zealand (New Zealand). ref: TZP19266. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: urgent measures are being taken to keep AIDS out of New Zealand (New Zealand). ref: TZP15983. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

11 May 1983

  • Television news report: An immunologist from Auckland explains the AIDS pandemic (New Zealand). ref: TZP115585. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

19 May 1983

  • Television: Dunedin blood bank, concerned about AIDS, asks male homosexuals not to donate blood (Dunedin). ref: TZP136258. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

14 June 1983

20 June 1983

  • Television: Meetings between a massage parlour owner and his accountant bugged by tax inspectors (Auckland). ref: TZP107574. An official Inland Revenue Department inquiry into why Aucklander and massage parlour owner Ronald Kingnsnorth's meetings had been bugged by tax inspectors. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

4 July 1983

  • Television: Gay rights activist urges homosexual men to continue donating blood (New Zealand). ref: TZP126004. Auckland gay rights activist urges gay men to keep donating blood until legal prohibitions on homosexuality are relaxed. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

14 July 1983

  • Television: Fund to support men charged with homosexual offences set up in Wellington (Wellington). ref: TZP19316. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

August 1983

  • The Gay and Lesbian Information Centre is formed (Dunedin). It is later absorbed by the Otago Gay and Lesbian Welfare Council in 1984

9 August 1983

  • Television: Petition presented to Parliament in protest of pornographic commercial TV advertising (New Zealand). ref: TZP16393. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 August 1983

  • Television: interview with Garfield Johnson about the Johnson Report and sex education (New Zealand). ref: TZP110524. An interview with Garfield Johnson, the chair of the committee which published the Johnson Report. The Johnson Report's recommendation was that sex education should be made available in primary and intermediate schools. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

15 September 1983

23 September 1983

25 September 1983

2 October 1983

  • Television: The second of three plays by Bruce Mason (New Zealand). ref: TZD1026. Edith and Daphne's calm lives are disrupted when Edith has an affair with a younger man. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

7 October 1983

  • Television: Air New Zealand in dispute with gay community (New Zealand). ref: TZP115859. The chairman of Air New Zealand is disputing with the gay community over AirNZ's promotion for gay travel market in North America. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 October 1983

  • Television: The third of three Bruce Mason plays (New Zealand). ref: TZD1025. Charlie Jameson, surrounded by a family who he has little in common with, faces his death. . Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

14 October 1983

  • Television: Marilyn Waring introduces bill to repeal the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act (New Zealand). ref: TZP107484. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

16 October 1983

  • Television: interview with Garfield Johnson and Valerie Riches about sex education (New Zealand). ref: TZP40312. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 October 1983

18 October 1983

  • Television news report: report on sex education, part II (New Zealand). ref: TZP110509. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Minister of Education on sex education (New Zealand). ref: TZP127869. Minister of Education Merv Wellington replies to letter from Auckland Anglican church who advocated for sex education in schools. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 November 1983

10 November 1983

22 November 1983

23 November 1983

24 November 1983

  • Television: Australasian physician conference goers in Dunedin preparing for AIDS arrival (New Zealand). ref: TZP137997. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Australian Professor thinks that AIDS will not spread as quickly in New Zealand as it has elsewhere (New Zealand). ref: TZP137991. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Concert goers turn out for David Bowie at Athletic Park (Wellington). ref: TZP17410. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: David Bowie visits a Porirua marae (Wellington region). ref: TZP17517. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Preparing for David Bowie's concert in Wellington (Wellington region). ref: TZP15136. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

26 November 1983

  • Television: David Bowie concert in Auckland drew a crowd of between 70 and 80,000 (Auckland). ref: TZP128043. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

28 November 1983

6 December 1983

  • Television: Customs Department have been opening Out magazine's mail (New Zealand). ref: TZP128095. Customs Department have been opening Out's mail, to the outrage of the gay magazine's publisher. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

12 December 1983

  • The Laetus Social Club ends (New Zealand)

1984

  • Television: Dunedin's Vauxhall Gardens are given a display at the Otago Settlers Museum (New Zealand). ref: TZP152531. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Lesbian Community Programme begins broadcasting weekly on Wellington Access Radio (Wellington). The programme is probably the longest running community radio braodcast in New Zealand
  • The National Gay Rights Coalition of New Zealand ends (New Zealand)
  • The Otago Lesbian and Gay Welfare Council is formed (Otago region)
  • The Wanganui Gay Rights Group ends (Whanganui)

8 February 1984

  • Television: A man who contracted AIDS overseas is being treated at Taranaki Base Hospital (New Zealand). ref: TZP18767. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

22 February 1984

  • Television: New Zealand experts react to American doctor's claims that the Hepatitis B vaccine being used in New Zealand has links with AIDS (New Zealand). ref: TZP115040. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 March 1984

  • A television interview is broadcast with a man who would become the first person to die from AIDS related conditions in New Zealand (New Plymouth). The 29-year-old man had been infected overseas and had come back from Sydney to New Plymouth. He dies in April 1984. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

16 March 1984

  • Television: Queen Street in Auckland is closed off for Mardi Gras as part of Fiesta '84 (Auckland). ref: TZP105792. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

April 1984

3 April 1984

  • Television: An interview with the AIDS patient at Taranaki Base Hospital (Taranaki region). ref: TZP110503. The patient became the first AIDS death in New Zealand. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: interview with Sheila Kitzinger, author of Womens Experience of Sex (New Zealand). ref: TZP12640. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Man with AIDS dies in Taranaki Base Hospital (Taranaki region). ref: TZP18581. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 April 1984

  • Television: Prime Minister Robert Muldoon compares jouranlistic commentry on the Keith Allen affair to those that had happened during the Colin Moyle affair (New Zealand). ref: TZP110295. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

10 April 1984

  • Customs officials raid Gay's the Word bookstore (London, United Kingdom). The raid was named Operation Tiger and the bookstore was subsequently charged with conspiring to import indecent literature

27 April 1984

14 May 1984

  • Television: Sociologist Rosemary Novitz interviewed about sex role stereotyping of children (New Zealand). ref: TZP21887. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

15 May 1984

  • Television: Judith Carver of New Zealand Childcare Association interviewed about the sex role stereotyping of babies (New Zealand). ref: TZP21815. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

16 May 1984

  • Television: Judith Carver from New Zealand Childcare Association interviewed about sex role stereotyping in children (New Zealand). ref: TZP21816. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 May 1984

18 May 1984

  • Television: discussion about sex role stereotyping by those involved with child development (New Zealand). ref: TZP21817. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

21 May 1984

  • Television: Sue Billing of the Family Planning Association interviewed about sex education for young children (New Zealand). ref: TZP21819. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

22 May 1984

  • Television: Sue Billing of the Family Planning Association interviewed about sex education for young children (New Zealand). ref: TZP21820. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The New South Wales government votes to decriminalise male homosexual acts (New South Wales, Australia). The age of consent is set at 18 (it is 16 for heterosexual and lesbian couples). The law is enacted on 8 June 1984. Link: Wikipedia

23 May 1984

  • Television: Sue Billing of the Family Planning Association interviewed about sex education for young children (New Zealand). ref: TZP87559. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

25 May 1984

  • Television: various community members discussing who should teach sex education to children (New Zealand). ref: TZP87560. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 June 1984

  • The AIDS Support Network is established (New Zealand). The Network has branches throughout the country, including Auckland. The Wellington branch is established by Bruce Burnett, Phil Parkinson, Bill Logan and possibly others. Links: GayNZ.net, LAGANZ

8 June 1984

  • Male homosexual activity becomes legal in New South Wales (New South Wales, Australia). The age of consent is set at 18 (it is 16 for heterosexual and lesbian couples). Link: Wikipedia

15 June 1984

21 June 1984

7 July 1984

  • MP Fran Wilde meets with members of the gay community to discuss law reform options (Wellington). Link: LAGANZ

August 1984

  • A survey indicates that the new Parliament may be more supportive of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). The survey is conducted by the Pink Triangle magazine. 15 of the new 23 MPs support both decriminalisation and human rights legislation. Link: LAGANZ
  • Bruce Burnett begins a nationwide one-person AIDS education roadshow (New Zealand)

30 August 1984

  • Television: The Auckland Blood Transfusion Service say that all precaution is taken to prevent patients from contracting AIDS, but that they can make no guarantees (Auckland). ref: TZP130997. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 September 1984

  • The Wellington Gay Task Force is formed (Wellington). The group is formed by John McDavitt, Bill Logan and others. Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

28 September 1984

October 1984

  • The media report that a non-hospitalised person with AIDS is living in Wellington (Wellington). Link: LAGANZ

7 October 1984

  • Television: Customs Department want someone else to judge the decency of videotapes (New Zealand). ref: TZP12546. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

11 October 1984

14 October 1984

22 October 1984

  • Churches in New Zealand attempt to block the television series Jesus the Evidence (New Zealand). The BBC series contains references to homosexuality. Link: YouTube

26 October 1984

5 November 1984

6 November 1984

  • The Christchurch Gay Task Force is formed (Christchurch). Link: LAGANZ

8 November 1984

  • Television: David Hartnell promoting his book David Hartnell's Guide to Beauty (Wellington). ref: TZP12718. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

10 November 1984

  • The Auckland Gay Task Force is reformed to campaign for homosexual law reform (Auckland). The main spokesperson for the group is Peter Wall. Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

16 November 1984

  • Television news report: the government introduces greater screening measures for blood donors (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57512. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the government introduces greater screening measures for blood donors (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F59007. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: blood donors will be screened more carefully in order to prevent AIDS transmission (New Zealand). ref: TZP15865. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Doctor Graeme Woodfield interviewed about AIDS and blood transfusions at the Auckland Blood Transfusion Centre (Auckland). ref: TZP115570. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Nobel Peace Prize winner Patrick McLauchlan interviewed about his peace work and homosexuality (New Zealand). ref: TZP7892. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 November 1984

18 November 1984

22 November 1984

  • Television: Close Up profile on Adrienne Clark, who identifies as a transsexual (New Zealand). ref: TZP9067. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

23 November 1984

  • Television: The AIDS crisis has lead to an upsurge of blood donors in Christchurch (Christchurch). ref: TZP127987. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

25 November 1984

26 November 1984

27 November 1984

  • Television news report: Dunedin Blood Transfusion Service campaigns against AIDS (Dunedin). ref: TZP153021. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

29 November 1984

  • Television: playcentre mothers in Wellington donate blood for those with low risk AIDS (Auckland). ref: TZP16634. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

5 December 1984

  • Television: protest by anti-pornography lobby against Arthur Everards film censorship standards (New Zealand). ref: TZP12626. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

13 December 1984

14 December 1984

  • Television: Blood Foundation announces campaign to prevent spread of AIDS (New Zealand). ref: TZP132460. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

21 December 1984

  • Television news report: footage of New Zealand's first AIDS patient (New Zealand). The footage appears as part of a year-in-review programme. The man's sister is also interviewed. The footage was first broadcast earlier in 1984. Eyewitness news, ref F60412. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

1985

  • Private video: Miriam Saphira talks about her submission on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (Auckland). Ref F55555. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Private video: women talk about homosexual law reform (Auckland). Ref F55514. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • The Dunedin Gay Task Force is formed (Dunedin)
  • The Gisborne Gay Task Force is formed (Gisborne). The Task Force consisted of Trevor Lawler and Chris Piesse who who left the area in the face of anti-gay discrimination and harassment
  • The Greater Auckland Business Association (GABA) is formed (Auckland). The Association later renames to the Gay Auckland Business Association
  • The group Accept: Human Rights for Homosexuals is formed (Nelson)
  • The group Campaign for Tolerance is formed (Auckland). The largely heterosexual group is set up to support the homosexual law reform campaign
  • Our Voice Our Vision screens on television (New Zealand). The documentary traces the course of women's liberation in New Zealand. It focuses on women who participated in the Albert Park Suffrage Day demonstration in 1971 - including Ngahuia Volkerling (now Te Awekotuku). Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

January 1985

  • The Hawke's Bay Gay Society ends (Hawke's Bay region)

12 January 1985

  • A lesbian camp is held (Christchurch)

2 February 1985

  • Gay BC begins broadcasting a weekly programme on Wellington Access Radio (Wellington). The Gay Broadcasting Collective is formed to connect the community and advocate for homosexual law reform. Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)
  • Jeff Whittington is born (Wellington). Whittington was later murdered in Wellington by Jason Meads and Stephen Smith in May 1999. Link: Wikipedia

12 February 1985

19 February 1985

  • Civil libertarian Walter Scott dies (New Zealand)

1 March 1985

2 March 1985

  • Television news report: Homosexual Law Reform Bill to be introduced to Parliament (New Zealand). ref: TZP13131. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

5 March 1985

7 March 1985

8 March 1985

  • Labour MP Fran Wilde introduces the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament (New Zealand). The Bill passes its first reading 51 to 24 votes. Links: PrideNZ.com, Wikipedia, LAGANZ
  • Television news report: Homosexual Law Reform opponents fail to prevent its referral to a Parliamentary select committee (New Zealand). ref: TZP17247. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Parliament agrees to consider homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F61914. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

11 March 1985

  • Television: Auckland gay community reacts to Norman Jones' anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand). ref: TZP132922. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

13 March 1985

14 March 1985

  • MPs Geoff Braybrooke, Graeme Lee, Norman Jones and Alan Wallbank launch the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand). Link: LAGANZ
  • Television: The Health Department is considering introducing special blood tests to prevent AIDS spreading through blood transfusions (New Zealand). ref: TZP134394. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Close Up on failed heterosexual marriages where the husband was gay (New Zealand). ref: TZP7717. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

15 March 1985

  • Television: gay community of Wellington fearing climate of violence and prejudice ramped up by anti-reform campaigners (Wellington). ref: TZP12902. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

18 March 1985

  • The AIDS Support Network becomes a charitable trust (New Zealand). The name is changed to the AIDS Support Network Trust. Links: LAGANZ, GayNZ.net

19 March 1985

  • Television news report: Primary school teachers worry about anti-sex education lobby taking over school committees (New Zealand). ref: TZP13121. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 March 1985

  • Keith Hay and Peter Tait take over the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand). Link: LAGANZ
  • Television: Debate about Homosexual Law Reform between supporters Fran Wilde and Doctor Ian Scott versus opponents John Kennedy and Geoff Braybrooke (New Zealand). ref: TZP125456. Special broadcast from Otago Boys High School, where a public meeting is being held in the form of a debate over Homosexual Law Reform. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

21 March 1985

  • The Salvation Army announces it will administer the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand). Link: LAGANZ

22 March 1985

  • Television news report: Salvation Army take over organised opposition to Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP13134. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

27 March 1985

  • Television news report: the petition against homosexual law reform is circulating in schools (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F62356. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: Post Primary Teachers Association denounce the anti=homosexual petition which has been circulated around schools (New Zealand). ref: TZP17285. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The anti-homosexual law reform petition is circulated in some schools (New Zealand). Link: Nga Taonga

28 March 1985

  • Television current affairs: the age of consent debate (New Zealand). Explores the age of consent and the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. Features Jon Lusk, Sebastian Pope, Prof. Jim Robb, Keith Hay, MP Denis Marshall and MP Geoff Braybrooke. Close Up, ref F57580. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: Close Up on the opposing views behind the age of consent and Homosexual Law Reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP7721. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 March 1985

  • Roman Catholic Cardinal Tom Williams speaks out against the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Williams appears on TV 1 news
  • Television news report: Roman Catholic Cardinal Tom Williams speaks out against homosexual law reform (New Zealand). The report also features MP Geoff Braybrooke and Bill Logan. 6.30 news, ref F62402. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: Cardinal Tom Williams opposes Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP17808. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

31 March 1985

  • Homosexual law reform campaigners picket Salvation Army citadels throughout the country (New Zealand). The Salvation Army is a vocal opponent of homosexual law reform
  • Television news report: Gay activists picket the Salvation Army Citadel, in protest of their opposition to homosexual law reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP12484. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: people picket outside Salvation Army citadels (New Zealand). People protest the Army's backing of the anti-law reform petition. 6.30 news, ref F62403. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

2 April 1985

  • Television news report: Auckland Blood Transfusion Centre evaluating new testing kits (Auckland). ref: TZP134241. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the Auckland Blood Transfusion Service begins sampling AIDS testing kits (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F62423. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports the Auckland Blood Transfusion Service is sampling AIDS testing kits (Auckland)

6 April 1985

  • Television: McPhail and Gadsby political satire comedy skit featuring the Homosexual Law Reform Petition and Spot the Gay with Norman J (New Zealand). ref: TZP5748. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 April 1985

11 April 1985

  • Television current affairs: studio discussion on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). The discussion features Reverend Richard Flinn and Peter Wall from the Gay Task Force. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57594. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: almost three million dollars dedicated by the Government to AIDS research (New Zealand). ref: TZP13091. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: gay activists disrupt meeting of anti-reform activists (New Zealand). ref: TZP134033. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Government funding to combat the spread of AIDS and a look at the nationwide debate over homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Two news reports - the first details new Government funding to combat the spread of AIDS. The second report looks at homosexual law reform and features an interview with MP Graeme Lee. Eyewitness news, ref F80137. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: Ministry of Defence want the Armed Forces exempt from the proposed Homosexual Law Reform Bill's provisions (New Zealand). ref: TZP114112. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: new government funding for AIDS research programme (New Zealand). ref: TZP17894. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Norman Jones and fellow anti-reform petitioners clashes with gay activists (Wellington). ref: TZP13083. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Government announces funding for a blood screening program to combat the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)

12 April 1985

  • A public meeting is held on the North Shore to debate homosexual law reform (Auckland). Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Television news report: church groups support homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Features interviews with Reverend Peter Beck and Geoff Hill. Eyewitness news, ref F80139. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: public meetings are held on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Features an interview with MP Geoff Braybrooke and reports on the Council of Churches voting in favour of reform. 6.30pm news Top Half, ref F57595. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news: interview with Freddie Mercury and Queen (New Zealand). Ref TZM4869 and TZM4870. Links: TVNZ (1), TVNZ (2)
  • Television: gay activist Peter Wall interviewed about the meeting of opponents to homosexual law reform, which he disrupted (New Zealand). ref: TZP134039. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: interview with rock group Queen before their Auckland concert (Auckland). ref: TZP448217. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: National Council of Churches executive meeting will discuss homosexual law reform (Christchurch). ref: TZP129576. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

13 April 1985

  • Large numbers of homosexual law reform campaigners disrupt an anti-reform rally (New Zealand)
  • Television news report: Geoff Braybrooke discusses the public meetings about homosexual law reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP17401. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: National Council of Churches did not come to a unanimous resolution, but will encourage people to make submissions in favour of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP129396. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the National Council of Churches supports homosexual law reform and a report on last night's North Shore meeting (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F80155. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The National Council of Churches votes in support of decriminalising homosexuality (New Zealand)

14 April 1985

  • A public debate is held on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill at the Wellington Town Hall (Wellington)
  • Television current affairs: debate on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). The debate features Ian Scott, MP Fran Wilde, John Kennedy (Editor of the Tablet) and MP Geoff Braybrook. Sunday, ref F80159. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: anti gay rally held by Coalition of Concerned Citizens in Cathedral Square, Christchurch (Christchurch). ref: TZP129399. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: National Council of Churches split over homosexual law reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP129505. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: pro reformers disrupt an anti-homosexual law reform rally (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F80156. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: pro reformers disrupt an anti-homosexual law reform rally (New Zealand). 9.20 news, ref F80158. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: gay Christians in Auckland (Auckland). ref: TZP8395. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

15 April 1985

16 April 1985

  • Television news report: gay activists disrupt meeting of opponents to homosexual law reform (New Zealand). ref: TZP13026. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Norman Jones speaks to Otago University students about his opposition to homosexual law reform (Dunedin). ref: TZP123172. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 April 1985

  • Television: Catholic homosexual support group "Ascent" on homosexual law reform bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP14110. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

19 April 1985

  • Television news report: Catholic bishops don't want to take a firm stand for or against homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Features an interview with Cardinal Tom Williams, Archibishop of Wellington. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57603. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: supporters of homosexual law reform holding a meeting in Auckland Town Hall (Auckland). ref: TZP134473. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 April 1985

24 April 1985

  • Television news report: Virologist Paul Goldwater interviewed on his return from an AIDS conference (Auckland). ref: TZP134526. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

26 April 1985

  • Public submissions close on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
  • Television news report: Māori views on Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP12368. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: over 1000 submissions have been made regarding the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP13027. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: over one thousand submissions have been received by the Select Committee on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57607. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: submissions to the Select Committee considering homosexual law reform close today (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F80402. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

29 April 1985

  • Television: Fran Wilde talks about the age of consent in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP17304. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 April 1985

  • Television news report: anti-reform petitioners allege that they are gaining significant support (New Zealand). ref: TZP134541. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

May 1985

  • A street march takes place to support homosexual law reform (Wellington)

2 May 1985

  • Television news report: anti-reform petition presented to Parliament (New Zealand). ref: TZP134545. Opponents of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill allegedly present Parliament the largest petition ever in New Zealand. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: petition against homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Features an interview with chief petitioner Keith Hay. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F80459. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

6 May 1985

  • A lesbian and gay commemoration of the Holocaust is held on the steps of the National War Memorial (Wellington). Link: LAGANZ

8 May 1985

10 May 1985

  • Television news report: everyone in Queensland that has received a blood transfusion in the last two years will be screened for AIDS (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F81430. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: anti-homosexual law reform petition gains half a million signatures (New Zealand). ref: TZP135187. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 May 1985

  • Television: Gay Task Force and Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) are accidentally given space at Wellington Show (Wellington). ref: TZP8646. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

19 May 1985

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand). The memorial services are held annually on the third Sunday in May

20 May 1985

  • Television news report: Government denies cancelling Homosexual Law Reform Bill committee meetings for political gain in Timaru (Timaru). ref: TZP17566. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the Government denies claims it has suspended submissions on homosexual law reform due to the Timaru by-election (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F81801. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: gay activists have created a new strategy for dealing with anti-gay lobbyists (New Zealand). ref: TZP13157. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

21 May 1985

  • A rally in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is held (Wellington). The rally is held in Wellington Town Hall, starting at 8pm. The rally is billed as "entertainment, speakers, and lots of fun". Link: Te Papa
  • Television news report: MP Fran Wilde says supporters of homosexual law reform need to stand up (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57631. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The pro-homosexual law reform Bigot Busters rally is held at the Wellington Town Hall (Wellington). Links: PrideNZ.com, LAGANZ

22 May 1985

  • Television news report: the Human Rights Commission supports homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F81812. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Human Rights Commission comes out in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)

24 May 1985

  • A march in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill takes place (Wellington). People are asked to assemble in Bunny Street at 6.30pm. Link: Te Papa
  • A rally in support of homosexual law reform is held in the Auckland Town Hall (Auckland). The event is emceed by a Topp Twin and features music, dance and speeches
  • Dr David Cooper is interviewed about how homosexual law reform may impact the spread of AIDS (New Zealand). The interview is broadcast on Eyewitness News, TV1
  • Private video: a recording of a public rally in support of homosexual law reform (Auckland). The rally took place in the Auckland Town Hall and was emceed by one of the Topp Twins, ref F55516. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Television current affairs: Alison Webber comments on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Fourth Estate, ref F57634. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: Doctor David Cooper interviewed about AIDS (New Zealand). ref: TZP137344. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: protest march in support of Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Wellington (Wellington). ref: TZP12496. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news reports: public rallies on homosexual law reform and the effect of AIDS on law reform (New Zealand). Features an interview with Dr David Cooper. Eyewitness news, ref F81839. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

25 May 1985

26 May 1985

  • The media reports claims that Gay visibility week has resulted in harassment (New Zealand)

28 May 1985

  • Television news report: New Zealand Democratic Party allegedly running a lesbophobic and sexist smear campaign against women Members of Parliament (New Zealand). ref: TZP12195. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 May 1985

  • Television news report: National Party leader Jim McLay claims that his Birkenhead electorate backs his opposition to Homosexual Law Reform Bill (Auckland region). ref: TZP13827. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 June 1985

  • AIDS activist and educator Bruce Burnett dies (Auckland). Links: PrideNZ, LAGANZ

2 June 1985

  • Television news report: Bruce Burnett's death is reported and the YWCA comes in support of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F57639. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) decide on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). ref: TZP123647. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

5 June 1985

  • Television news report: gay activists are learning to fight back as gay bashing increases (New Zealand). ref: TZP14411. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: gay bashings increase (New Zealand). Features interviews with Neil Costelloe, Rob Lake and Philip Peek. Eyewitness news, ref F82229. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: Kate Leslie remembers Bruce Burnett, co-founder of the AIDS Support Network (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F82228. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: funeral held for Bruce Burnett, pioneering AIDS activist (New Zealand). ref: TZP139202. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The media reports self-defense courses for gay men are becoming more popular (New Zealand). This follows a reported increase in gay bashings as the Homosexual Law Reform Bill moves through Parliament

6 June 1985

7 June 1985

  • Television news report: a women against pornography vigil is held at Parliament (Wellington). ref: TZP14596. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

10 June 1985

  • A public meeting is held to discuss homosexual law reform (Auckland). Labour MP Fran Wilde goes head-to-head with opponents of the Bill
  • Television news report: 800 people fill an Auckland hall to listen to debate about Homosexual Law Reform (Auckland). ref: TZP139255. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: three more cases of AIDS in New Zealand and the Department of Health are anxious to provide information for at-risk groups (New Zealand). ref: TZP13242. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: three more people are diagnosed with AIDS and MP Fran Wilde meets opponents of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F82823. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: The Department of Health wants to educate at risk groups about AIDS (New Zealand). ref: TZP13293. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Three more people are diagnosed with AIDS in New Zealand promoting health warnings (New Zealand)

13 June 1985

  • Television news report: Homosexual Law Reform Bill unlikely to pass without changes (New Zealand). ref: TZP12192. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: TVNZ survey reveals Homosexual Law Reform Bill unlikely to survive unchanged (New Zealand). ref: TZP17869. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

18 June 1985

  • Television news report: Gay Task Force present a submission on Homosexual Law Reform Bill to the Select Committee (New Zealand). ref: TZP12345. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: homosexual law reform will help slow the spread of AIDS (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F83217. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the group Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays (HUG) is formed (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F83218. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The group Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays (HUG) is formed (New Zealand). The group is set up to support the homosexual law reform campaign. Link: LAGANZ
  • The media reports calls for homosexual law reform to help reduce the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)

25 June 1985

  • Television news report: Blood transfusion service will soon be able to test for AIDS (New Zealand). ref: TZP17667. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

3 July 1985

8 July 1985

11 July 1985

  • Television news report: Accidental Phantasies - a new play on the issue of pornography (Wellington). ref: TZP13372. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

14 July 1985

  • Artist Theo Schoon dies

16 July 1985

  • Television news report: Former MP Marilyn Waring presents a seminar Women, Politics and Power (Dunedin). ref: TZP125107. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: new AIDS blood screening programme delayed (New Zealand). ref: TZP125111. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 July 1985

24 July 1985

  • Television news report: the first locally contracted case of AIDS (disputed) (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F85012. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports New Zealand's first locally-contracted case of AIDS (Wellington). The Health Department says the man from Wellington hadn't been overseas - but this is disputed by a Gay Task force spokesperson

27 July 1985

31 July 1985

6 August 1985

  • American Presbyterian Pastor Louis P. Sheldon warns New Zealand about homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Sheldon founded the Traditional Values Coalition in 1984. He is invited to New Zealand in 1985 to oppose law reform. Link: Wikipedia
  • Television news report: blood test kits are made available to test for the AIDS virus (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57699. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the visiting Rev. Lou Sheldon warns about homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F85163. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports blood testing kits are now available to test for AIDS (New Zealand)

9 August 1985

  • Television news report: a $500,000 AIDS awareness campaign is launched (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F85700. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports on an AIDS awareness campaign that will cost half a million dollars (New Zealand)

12 August 1985

14 August 1985

30 August 1985

  • The national gay and lesbian Bigot Busters Conference is held (Wellington). Approximately 150 people attend the conference at Victoria University. Link: LAGANZ

September 1985

  • The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is formed (New Zealand). The Foundation grows out of the AIDS Support Network, after receiving a Government grant in April 1985

3 September 1985

8 September 1985

  • Activist Alison Laurie appears on television to debate homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Laurie is responding to Barry Reid, a staunch opponent of law reform. The programme airs on TV1 at 9.30pm

9 September 1985

  • Television news report: New Zealalnd's eleventh AIDS case is announced (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F86225. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports New Zealand's eleventh case of AIDS (New Zealand)

11 September 1985

  • A picket in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill takes place (Wellington). The picket takes place at the Queen Victoria statue on Cambridge Terrace

13 September 1985

  • A march in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill takes place (Wellington). People assemble in Bunny Street at 6.30pm. They then walk along Lambton Quay. Some scuffles break out between marchers and anti-reform protesters. Link: Te Papa
  • Television news report: scuffles with pro-homosexual law reform marchers in Wellington (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F86286. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

17 September 1985

18 September 1985

  • Television 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

19 September 1985

22 September 1985

23 September 1985

24 September 1985

  • Television news report: presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform at parliament and blood donor testing has been delayed (New Zealand). Features an interview with MPs Fran Wilde and Graeme Lee. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87267. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: scuffles during the presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F87268. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Coalition of Concerned Citizens present an anti-homosexual law reform petition to Parliament (Wellington). The petition reportedly has 800,000 signatures, but this is later discredited. Link: Te Papa

25 September 1985

26 September 1985

  • Current affairs: Christian political activism and homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Close Up, ref F87271. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Newspaper report: Moral majority takes crusade to New Zealand (San Francisco, United States of America). Publisher Tony Katavich comments "Really, mate - can't you keep your Christian creeps at home?". Link: Bay Area Reporter
  • Television news report: criticism in the delay for AIDS testing of blood donors (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87269. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

27 September 1985

1 October 1985

2 October 1985

  • Actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS-related complications (Los Angeles, United States of America). Link: Wikipedia
  • Television news report: the Select Committee votes to end public hearings on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57735. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Select Committee investigating the Homosexual Law Reform Bill votes to end public hearings (New Zealand). The Committee ends public hearings despite 85 people still waiting to be heard

3 October 1985

4 October 1985

8 October 1985

9 October 1985

  • The second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill begins in Parliament (New Zealand). The second reading will take four weeks. Links: PrideNZ.com, LAGANZ

16 October 1985

  • The second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill continues in Parliament (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

21 October 1985

  • Television news report: testing of all blood products for AIDS antibodies begins (New Zealand). 6.30 news Top Half, ref F88556. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Testing of all donated blood for AIDS antibodies begins (New Zealand)

23 October 1985

  • The second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill continues in Parliament (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

30 October 1985

5 November 1985

  • Parliament debates the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com
  • Television news report: a review of homosexual law reform after the Select Comittee hearings (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F88700. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

6 November 1985

  • The second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill continues in Parliament (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

7 November 1985

12 November 1985

20 November 1985

  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) considers the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

15 December 1985

31 December 1985

1986

  • Television advert: an AIDS prevention advert broadcasts comparing unsafe sex to sky diving without a parachute (New Zealand). Ref C2903. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • The Lesbian Feminist Circle publication ends (New Zealand)

2 January 1986

  • Artist Leo Bensemann dies (Christchurch)

7 January 1986

20 February 1986

  • Television news report: New Zealand is the first country in the world to register a register a drug for the treatment of AID (New Zealand). The drug registered is Imunovir. 6.30pm Top Half, ref F91889. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

March 1986

  • The first annual Wellington Lesbian and Gay Fair is held (Wellington). According to Des Smith, one of the founders, the fair took place on either the 8th or 15th March 1986. The fair was promoted as "a fair for a fair law" which referred to homosexual law reform. The fair was generally held in the second week of March so that it didn't clash with Sydney's Mardi Gras

5 March 1986

  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) continues to consider the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

18 March 1986

25 March 1986

  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) continues to consider the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

26 March 1986

  • Television news report: Parliament debates the age of consent provisions in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Newsline, ref F57853. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

27 March 1986

  • Television news report: Parliament debates the age of consent provisions in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). The age of consent is set at 16. Parliament also decides that homosexual acts will remain illegal in the armed services. 6.30 news, ref: F91572. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, LAGANZ

2 April 1986

  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) continues to consider the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand). Link: PrideNZ.com

8 April 1986

  • Television news report: Eve Van Grafhorst is to get another test for AIDS (New Zealand). Features Gloria Van Grafhorst and Dr Kitty Croxson. Eyewitness news, ref F91601. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

9 April 1986

  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) continues to consider the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)

16 April 1986

  • Part 2 of the Homosexual Law Reform is voted down in Parliament (New Zealand). Part 2 of the Bill contained anti-discrimination measures. Link: PrideNZ.com

17 April 1986

  • Television news report: Eve van Grafhorst is confirmed to have AIDS (Hastings). Van Grafhorst was born prematurely in 1982 and required eleven blood transfusions to save her life. One of the transfusions was contaminated and van Grafhorst contracted HIV. 6.30 news, ref F91630. Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, Wikipedia
  • Television news report: Parliament decides that homosexuals aren't entitled to special protection under the law (New Zealand). Parliament decides that homosexuals aren't entitled special protection under the law. 6.30 news, ref F91630. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 April 1986

  • Television news report: a fund raising event is to be held to help Eve van Grafhorst and family move to New Zealand (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F91639. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 May 1986

  • Newspaper report: Gay rights bogged down again in New Zealand (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

12 May 1986

  • Television news report: launch of the book AIDS and the Risk by Paul Goldwater. (New Zealand). The publication is the first locally produced book on AIDS. Among other things, the book recommends that New Zealand should "exclude from all schools and educational facilities any child who is AIDS antibody positive." Eyewitness news, ref: F91729. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

26 May 1986

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand). Link: Bay Area Reporter

27 May 1986

  • Television talkback: Dr. Paul Goldwater discusses AIDS with talkback callers (New Zealand). Newsline, ref F91769. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

13 June 1986

  • Television news report: the US Public Health Service is making startling predictions about the spread of AIDS. (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F91828. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

26 June 1986

  • Television news report: an international AIDS conference takes place (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F91925. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

3 July 1986

  • Television news report: MPs may have another opportunity to consider the age of consent for homosexual activity (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F58069. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

9 July 1986

  • Part 1 of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is narrowly passed by Parliament, 49 votes to 44 (New Zealand). Part 2 of the Bill dealing with anti-discrimination measures was lost on 16 April 1986. Link: Wikipedia
  • Television news report: the final vote for the Homosexual Law Reform Bill happens tonight (New Zealand). Interviewees include, Fran Wilde, Norman Jones and George Gair. Eyewitness news, ref F58077. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

10 July 1986

  • Television news report: the Coalition of Concerned Citizens continues its battle against homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F58082. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

11 July 1986

  • Television news report: 35 year old man sleeps with a 15 year old male (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F91974. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: two MPs wavered in their vote on homosexual law reform (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F91974. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television talkback on the passing of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Guest - Peter Wall. Newsline, ref F58083. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Burnett Clinic is opened by Health Minister Dr Michael Bassett (Auckland). The Burnett Clinic is named after Bruce Burnett and is the first HIV/AIDS clinic in New Zealand
  • The Homosexual Law Reform Act (1986) is signed into law by the Governor General (New Zealand). Links: LAGANZ, Queer History

13 July 1986

  • Television news report: passing of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Interviewees include MP John Banks and Fran Wilde. Sunday, ref F91980. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

24 July 1986

  • Newspaper report: Pia Coletta Rudowski from New Zealand wins third place in the Queen of the Orient contest (San Francisco). Link: Bay Area Reporter

31 July 1986

  • Newspaper report: Gay rights triumph in New Zealand (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

8 August 1986

9 August 1986

  • Gay Games II takes place (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

21 August 1986

  • Newspaper report: an interview with Terry and Marge (born in New Zealand) (San Francisco). Both had come to the United States as war brides and now lived together. Marge was born in Auckland on 8 September 1921. Link: Bay Area Reporter

23 August 1986

  • The Lesbians and Gays in Education conference is held (New Zealand)

30 August 1986

  • A Women's Studies conference is held (New Plymouth)

11 September 1986

  • The Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource Centre is damaged by arson (Wellington). Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

19 September 1986

  • Television news report: US scientists expected to announce the expanded use of an HIV drug (United States of America). Eyewitness news, ref F58151. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

20 September 1986

  • Television news report: thousands of AIDS patients expected to receive AZT - a new drug treatment (New Zealand). 6.30 news, ref F116280. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

21 September 1986

  • Television news report: call for more blood donations (New Zealand). Blood reserves are dwindling due to fears around AIDS. 6.30 news, ref F116281. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

26 September 1986

  • Television news report: the NZ AIDS Foundation says women are at risk too (New Zealand). Interviewee Kate Leslie. 6.30 news, ref F131743. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 September 1986

  • Television news report: a world authority says HIV can survive in untreated water (New Zealand). The Health Department asks public swimming pool operators to guard against the spread of AIDS. Interviewee John Kingi. 6.30 news, ref F131768. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

23 October 1986

28 October 1986

  • Television current affairs: the race to find a cure for AIDS (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F58219. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 October 1986

3 November 1986

12 November 1986

  • A national conference on AIDS is held (New Zealand). Link: Gay BC

13 November 1986

  • The lesbian festival Celebrating Ourselves is held (Auckland)

18 November 1986

  • Television news report: the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the AIDS death toll may now be more than 20 (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F132286. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

28 November 1986

  • Television news report: follow-up on Eve Van Grafhorst who moved to New Zealand earlier in the year (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F58249. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

4 December 1986

  • Newspaper report: USA Salvation Army funding anti-homosexual reform campaign in New Zealand (San Francisco, United States of America). Links: Bay Area Reporter (1), Bay Area Reporter (2)
  • Television news report: HIV prevention - providing clean needles to people who inject drugs (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F132362. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

5 December 1986

31 December 1986

  • Television current affairs: the year in review (New Zealand). Lindsay Perigo presents a review of the major news stories - including homosexual law reform and Eve van Grafhorst. News, ref F92032. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1987

  • Television feature: A Death in the Family by Peter Wells (New Zealand). Ref F25165. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • The New Zealand Homosexual Law Reform Society ends (New Zealand). The Society's files are donated to the Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource Centre

26 January 1987

  • Television news report: MP Norman Jones leaves hospital (New Zealand). Jones had been undergoing treatment for an inoperable brain tumour. 6.30pm news, ref F92071. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

5 February 1987

  • Newspaper report: Father Felix Donnelly speaks out against the Pope (New Zealand). Link: Bay Area Reporter

9 February 1987

  • Television news report: Rev Carl Titchener gives out condoms during church services (New York, United States of America). Eyewitness news, ref F58280. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • The media reports that the Rev Carl Titchener is giving out condoms during church services (New York, United States of America). Titchener, a Unitarian minister in New York, gives out condoms to help prevent the spread of AIDS

14 February 1987

  • Television news report: the World Health Organisation reports 2,000 more AIDS cases in the last month (New Zealand). There are currently 40,000 cases world wide. 6.30pm news, ref F92297. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

20 February 1987

  • Television news report: the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says its funding will dry up next month (New Zealand). Interviewees include Kate Leslie and Warren Lindberg. There's also a news item about the Queen meeting AIDS doctors. 6.30pm news, ref F92320 and Eyewitness news, ref F92321. Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision (1), Nga Taonga Sound & Vision (2)

22 February 1987

  • Artist Andy Warhol dies (New York, United States of America). Link: Wikipedia

23 February 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS education programme in schools (United States of America). Also includes a news item about the death of Andy Warhol. Eyewitness news, ref F92325. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

25 February 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS causes a review of health requirements for potential immigrants (New Zealand). Interviewee Kerry Burke. 6.30pm news, ref F92342. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

March 1987

  • Gay rights activists demonstrate against visiting evangelist Leighton Ford (Wellington)
  • The second annual Wellington Lesbian and Gay Fair is held (Wellington). According to Des Smith, one of the founders, the fair was generally held in the second week of March so that it didn't clash with Sydney's Mardi Gras

10 March 1987

  • Television news report: media coverage of AIDS in the United Kingdom (New Zealand). A news report that examines over 20-hours of coverage on AIDS last week in the United Kingdom. Eyewitness news, ref F92368. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 March 1987

  • Television news report: Americans who have had blood transfusions in the last 8-years are being encouraged to get tested for AIDS (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F58302. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1 April 1987

  • Television news report: an underground network is setup in the US to supply unapproved AIDS drugs (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref: F58311. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

2 April 1987

  • Television news report: chemists to start selling syringes in an attempt to stop the spread of AIDS (New Zealand). Includes an interview with the Dr Michael Basset, Minister of Health. Eyewitness news, ref: F92479. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

6 April 1987

  • Television news report: the Australian government commits $3 million dollars to an AIDS awareness campaign (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref: F92493. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

11 April 1987

  • The Awhina Clinic opens (Wellington). The HIV/AIDS clinic is later renamed the Awhina Centre

16 April 1987

  • Television news report: compulsory HIV testing for everyone over the age of 12 (New Zealand). An Otago University philosopher denies reports saying that he wanted compulsory testing. Eyewitness news, ref: F92527. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

May 1987

  • Glad Rag magazine begins publication (Wellington)

7 May 1987

8 May 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS in Africa is reaching epidemic levels (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F92670. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

17 May 1987

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand). The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) notes that memorials are held in at least four cities in New Zealand. Link: Bay Area Reporter
  • AIDS: The New Lepers is broadcast on TV1 (New Zealand). The documentary is followed by a panel discussion with health professionals in New Zealand plus excerpts from Australian and British TV campaigns. Interviewees include Betty Kill, Warren Lindberg, Dr Rod Ellis-Pegler and Dr David Skegg. Ref F58399 and F92709. Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (1), Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (2)

2 June 1987

  • Television news report: the third International Conference on AIDS is held (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F92793. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

24 June 1987

  • Television current affairs: moral panic surrounding AIDS (New Zealand). Interviewees include Norman Jones, Dr Richard Meech, Paul East and Dr Micheal Bassett. Eyewitness news, ref F92935. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

July 1987

  • Trevor Barnard stands as an openly gay candidate for the NZ Democratic party in Eastern Hutt (Lower Hutt)

10 July 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS impacts on New York arts community (New Zealand). Eyewitness news ,ref F93026. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

13 July 1987

  • Television news report: first anniversary of homosexual law reform (New Zealand). Interviewees include Fran Wilde, Keith Hay, Norman Jones, Dick Johnstone, Barry Reed and Peter Wall. Eyewitness news, ref F93071. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

August 1987

  • Television current affairs: Jim Bolger is interviewed during the 1987 election campaign (New Zealand). Bolger talks about gender and homosexuality. One current affairs, ref F60708. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Wellington City Council grants same-sex partners of bus-drivers the same free travel passes as opposite-sex partners (Wellington)

17 August 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS a growing problem in Switzerland (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F93540. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

18 September 1987

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

22 September 1987

  • Television current affairs: AIDS as a political issue in the United States (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F90367. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

24 September 1987

  • Television news report: research continues into HIV (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F90371. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

12 October 1987

  • Television news report: a rally in Washington DC calls for more funding for HIV/AIDS treatments (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F90428. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

16 October 1987

  • Television news report: Dr Charles Farthing believes an AIDS cure won't be found this century (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F90441. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

November 1987

  • Peter Rule dies (New Zealand). After his death, the Rule Foundation was established to advance the health, well-being and visibility of rainbow New Zealanders. Link: Rule Foundation

6 November 1987

  • A Death in the Family by Peter Wells screens for a week at the Castro Theatre (San Francisco, United States of America). Link: Bay Area Reporter

9 November 1987

18 November 1987

  • Television news report: a Wellington surgeon says he has the right to refuse to treat a patient suspected of having AIDS (Wellington). Draft guidelines have been earlier sent out 5,000 doctors around the country. Eyewitness news, ref F90570. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

19 November 1987

  • National MP Norman Jones dies (New Zealand). Jones had been a vehement opponent of homosexual law reform. He dies of a brain tumor

27 December 1987

1988

  • Music video: Safe Sex by Painters and Dockers (New Zealand). Ref: TZM5451. Link: TVNZ
  • The Dorian Society ends (Wellington)

March 1988

  • The third annual Wellington Lesbian and Gay Fair is held (Wellington). According to Des Smith, one of the founders, the fair was generally held in the second week of March so that it didn't clash with Sydney's Mardi Gras

1 March 1988

  • Television news report: more women are becoming HIV+ (New Zealand). Doctors say it is only a matter of time before babies are born in New Zealand with HIV/AIDS. Eyewitness news, ref F90793. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

8 March 1988

  • Television news report: a new book says AIDS can be passed on by kissing or sitting on toilet seats (New Zealand). Includes an interview with the co-author Dr Robert Kolodny. The book Crisis: Heterosexual Behavior in the Age of AIDS asserts that "the AIDS virus is now running rampant in the heterosexual community." The authors claim that under some circumstances, the virus can be spread by kissing, using toilet seats or eating in a restaurant. Eyewitness news ,ref F90811. Links: Washington Post, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

11 March 1988

  • Television news report: stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS in Australian jails (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F90822. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

15 March 1988

6 May 1988

  • Television current affairs: Hepatitis B vaccine may contain HIV (New Zealand). Media commentator Brain Priestley reviews media coverage. Fourth Estate, ref F91240. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

30 May 1988

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand). Link: Bay Area Reporter

2 August 1988

  • Television news report: the Government is going to increase spending on AIDS prevention (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F94406. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

4 August 1988

  • Photographer Brian Brake dies (Auckland). Link: Wikipedia

October 1988

  • A national hui for Maori lesbians is held (New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Prostitutes Collective opens its first community base (Wellington). Located at 282 Cuba Street Wellington, the venue also became the location for the first needle exchange in Wellington and the National People Living with AIDs Union (1989-ca.1994). The Collective was based at 282 until 1994 when the building was sold
  • Television commercial: Department of Health - pamphlet going out to every household about AIDS (New Zealand). Ref C5587. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television commercial: Department of Health safe sex advert (New Zealand). No One Ever Died of Embarrassment, ref C3118. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television commercial: Department of Health safe sex advert (New Zealand). AIDS - pool room, ref C3119. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television commercial: Department of Health safe sex advert (New Zealand). Glen has AIDS. The advert notes that there are currently 81 cases of AIDS in New Zealand, ref C3120. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

3 October 1988

  • Television news report: Department of Health targets heterosexuals with HIV/AIDS advertising (New Zealand). The report notes there could be 5,000 people with HIV in New Zealand. Interviewees include Dr Karen Potasi, Kate Leslie, Daniel Fielding, Dr Kitty Corxan and Dr Steven Gardiner. Eyewitness news, ref F94906. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

12 October 1988

  • The New Zealand Navy announces its gay-friendly policy (New Zealand)

21 October 1988

  • Media reports that the Ettie Rout Clinic opens in Christchurch (Christchurch). The clinic is the third AIDS clinic to open and is run by the New Zealand AIDS FOundation. The Clinic carries Rout's name until 2003. Link: Nga Taonga
  • Television news report: Department of Health launches an explicit HIV/AIDS campaign (New Zealand). Includes an interview with Karen Poutasi. Eyewitness news, ref F95076. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

31 October 1988

  • Peter Cuthbert dies (Wellington). Cuthbert is remembered in the first panel of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt. Link: NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt

1 December 1988

  • Television news report: the first World AIDS Day is marked in New Zealand (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F95421. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • The first World AIDS Day is held internationally
  • The New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt is launched on World AIDS Day (Wellington). Inspired by the NAMES Project, the New Zealand quilt is established by the People With AIDS Collective. The first panel is presented by Daniel Fielding for his partner Peter Cuthbert who had died in October 1988. Link: NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt

1989

  • Television feature: The Night Workers (New Zealand). A look at Wellington's red light district. Includes footage of Tiffany's, Evergreen Coffee House and Club Exotique. There are interviews with sex workers talking about their lives and the emergence of AIDS. The Night Workers, ref F26129. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Auckland Gay Men's Health Group is formed (Auckland)
  • The Crimes Act incorporates Homosexual Law Reform Act amendments (New Zealand)
  • The Gay and Lesbian Community Centre opens (Wellington). The Centre utilises space at the Evergreen Coffee Lounge
  • The Rock of Life Ministries is formed (Christchurch). The group is formed circa 1989 (exact date unknown)
  • The social group Spectrum is formed (Nelson). Links: Spectrum, LAGANZ
  • The Women's Place bookshop closes (Wellington)

24 February 1989

  • The Lesbian Club ends (Wellington). The Club ends for the third time

March 1989

  • The fourth annual Wellington Lesbian and Gay Fair is held (Wellington). According to Des Smith, one of the founders, the fair was generally held in the second week of March so that it didn't clash with Sydney's Mardi Gras

13 March 1989

  • Lesbian and gay visibility week takes place (Wellington)

21 March 1989

22 March 1989

  • Television news report: Tom McLean calls for an end to discrimination against people with AIDS (New Zealand). Interviewees include Tom McLean, Bill Logan and David Blackmore. Eyewitness news, ref F95834. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

24 March 1989

  • The National Gay and Lesbian Conference is held (Auckland). The theme of the conference is building bridges
  • Tom McLean, journalist and author of If I Should Die dies (Wellington). Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, WorldCat

13 May 1989

  • The Young Lesbian and Gay Festival is held in Newtown School Hall (Wellington)

15 May 1989

  • Television news report: increase of AIDS cases in New Zealand (New Zealand). Eyewitness news, ref F96198. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

21 May 1989

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held (New Zealand)

June 1989

  • The group GLAD is formed (Hamilton). The group is formed to work for anti-discrimination, including the broadening of the Human Rights Act

2 June 1989

  • Singer Judy Small performs at St Patricks Hall (Wellington)

4 June 1989

  • Television current affairs: a positive approach to AIDS (New Zealand). Journalist Amanda Millar talks to Alistair who is living with AIDS and Micahel who is dying from AIDS related complications. Frontline, ref F96441. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

5 June 1989

  • A South Island lesbian conference is held at Christchurch Polytech (Christchurch)

9 June 1989

1 August 1989

  • Television news report: a sex worker is being held in hospital after testing positive for HIV (Sydney, Australia). Eyewitness news, ref F97199. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

September 1989

  • The Gay Motorbike Club is formed (New Zealand). It soon became the Mercury Motorbike Club

12 October 1989

14 October 1989

  • Artist Rodney Kennedy dies

3 November 1989

  • A national hui for Maori Lesbians is held (Wellington). The hui takes place at Tapu Te Ranga Marae

1 December 1989

  • Television news report: the New Zealand AIDS Memorial quilt displayed on World AIDS Day (New Zealand). The report is taken from a news compilation tape. The footage will most likely be from 1 December 1988 or 1989. Ref F44883. Link: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: World AIDS Day is marked around New Zealand (New Zealand). Interviewees include Darren Horn, Bev Jelicich and Dr Mike Pohl. Eyewitness news, ref: F98109. Link: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
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