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In: Rainbow Politicians

Grant Robertson - on his retirement as an MP
At the time of his retirement from national politics, Grant Robertson reflects on his time in Parliament. Grant began working at Parliament in 2001...
Published: April 2024

In: Out in the City (2024)

Grant Robertson and co
As part of Out in the City 2024, MP Grant Robertson was invited to interview friends and colleagues in the main auditorium of the...
Published: March 2024

In: Out in the City (2024)

InsideOUT Kōaro at Out in the City (2024)
As part of Out in the City 2024, the team from InsideOUT Kōaro held a panel discussion in the main auditorium of the Michael...
Published: March 2024

In: Events

Vigil for Nex Benedict and other victims
Audio from the vigil to honour Nex Benedict and other victims of non-binary and trans violence. The vigil took place in Civic Square...
Published: March 2024

In: Events

Charles Allan Aberhart memorial
Audio from the memorial event to honour Allan Aberhart, on the 60th anniversary of his killing in Hagley Park. The memorial took place...
Published: January 2024

In: Events

Charles Allan Aberhart memorial - interviews
Interviews with family members and people who attended the memorial event to honour Allan Aberhart, on the 60th anniversary of his killing in Hagley...
Published: January 2024

In: Arts and Media

David Oxenbridge on Interference
David Oxenbridge is the associate producer and social impact producer of a new feature documentary in development with the working title of Interference...
Published: January 2024

In: Arts and Media

Our Youngest Star
The Glamaphones perform the newly commissioned work Our Youngest Star. It was composed by Takerei Komene with text by Stacey Teague. The work...
Published: December 2023

In: People

Harry Dynes valedictorian speech
Harry Dynes delivers his valedictorian speech as head boy of Blue Mountain College in 2023. During the speech Dynes talks about his sexuality, coming...
Published: December 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Welby Ings - keynote
Professor Welby Ings delivers the keynote address at the symposium Rainbow Studies Now: Legacies of Community. Welby is introduced by Dr. Rebekah Galbraith...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Kawe Mahara Queer Archives Aotearoa
Audio from the presentation on Kawe Mahara Queer Archives Aotearoa, formerly the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ). Will Hansen introduces Clare...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Alison Day
Alison Day presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Arielle Keil Abrau
Arielle Keil Abrau presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Charlie Prout and Grace Carroll
Charlie Prout and Grace Carroll present at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Ezra Baldwin
Ezra Baldwin presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Maia Berryman-Kemp
Maia Berryman-Kemp presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Rebekah Galbraith
Dr Rebekah Galbraith presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Sidney Wong
Sidney Wong presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Rainbow Studies Now 2023

Swakshadip Sarkar
Swakshadip Sarkar presents at the Rainbow Studies Now symposium, held on 23 November 2023 at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington...
Published: November 2023

In: Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023
Audio from the service at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance. The service occurred on Sunday 19 November...
Published: November 2023

In: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023 - The Glamaphones
The Glamaphones perform three choral pieces at the church service at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023...
Published: November 2023

In: Events

Trans Awareness Week at St Peters
Audio from the decorating of St Peter's church on Willis Street, Wellington. The church was decorated to honour and celebrate Transgender Awareness Week...
Published: November 2023

In: People

Joan Bellingham
Joan describes her experiences as a trainee nurse at Burwood Hospital, and then as a patient at Princess Margaret Hospital (periodically from 1970 to...
Published: October 2023

In: Events

Queer Practice: a panel on writing
A panel discussion celebrating the writing practice of four queer writers. Chaired by comic artist, author and archivist Sam Orchard, authors Mia Farlane, Rose...
Published: September 2023

In: Events

Meet your rainbow candidates - General Election 2023
Rainbow Wellington and Out at PSA Network hosted an event to meet with rainbow-identifying candidates standing in the 2023 General Election. A special thank...
Published: August 2023

In: Issues

InsideOUT Kōaro - Navigating the hate
Tabby Besley and River Ayto talk about the rise of hatred directed towards InsideOUT Kōaro and rainbow communities, since the visit of Posie Parker...
Published: August 2023

In: Events

Elizabeth Kerekere farewell from Parliament
Audio from MP Elizabeth Kerekere's farewell event held at Parliament on 16 August 2023. A special thank you to the organisers and participants...
Published: August 2023

In: Elizabeth Kerekere farewell from Parliament

Waiata: Karanga, Karanga, Karanga Ra
The waiata Karanga, Karanga, Karanga Ra performed by Tīwhanawhana and those attending MP Elizabeth Kerekere's farewell event, held at Parliament on 16 August 2023...
Published: August 2023

In: Events

Launch of Honouring our Ancestors
Audio from the launch of the book Honouring our Ancestors: Takatāpui, Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQI+ Well-being. The event took place at Unity Books...
Published: July 2023

In: Georgina Beyer

The Life and Times of Georgina Beyer
Audio from the memorial event for Georgina Beyer (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Raukawa, and Ngāti Porou), held at the Embassy Theatre in...
Published: July 2023

In: Georgina Beyer

Haere Rā Hōriana - waiata for Georgina Beyer
Composed by Kevin Haunui for Georgina Beyer, Tīwhanawhana perform Haere Rā Hōriana for the first time at the memorial for Georgina. Georgina Beyer (Te...
Published: July 2023

In: Series

Introduction to Pride NZ
Founder of Pride NZ, Gareth Watkins, introduces the Pride NZ collection and describes its deposit with the National Library of New Zealand...
Published: July 2023

In: Events

Remember Stonewall: Rally For Trans Healthcare
Audio from the rally held on Saturday 1 July 2023 in Parliament grounds, Wellington. The rally was organised by Queer Endurance/Defiance. Special thanks...
Published: July 2023

In: Events

Chosen Family Night panel
Audio from the Chosen Family Night panel discussion held on Saturday 17 June 2023 at City Gallery Wellington. Panellists Kerryn Pollock, Erin Ramsey and...
Published: June 2023

In: Events

Whānau Āniwaniwa Hui
Audio from the Whānau Āniwaniwa Hui held on Wednesday 14 June 2023 at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington. The event was an opportunity for the takatāpui...
Published: June 2023

In: Events

Resist Transphobia rally
Audio from the rally held on Thursday 8 June 2023 in Parliament grounds, Wellington. The rally was organised by Queer Endurance/Defiance to counter...
Published: June 2023

In: Events

Rally for feminism and trans rights
Audio from the rally held on Wednesday 3 May 2023 in Parliament grounds, Wellington. The rally was organised by the Pōneke Anti-Fascist Coalition...
Published: May 2023

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

AIDS Candlelight Tribute
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the first people in Aotearoa New Zealand to be identified as living with AIDS. In that same year...
Published: May 2023

In: AIDS Candlelight Tribute

AIDS Candlelight Tribute (video)
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the first people in Aotearoa New Zealand to be identified as living with AIDS. In that same year...
Published: May 2023

In: People

Caren Wilton
Caren talks about growing up in Masterton in the 1960s, moving to Wellington, feminism, lesbianism and bisexuality. Caren then goes on to talk about...
Published: April 2023

In: Events

Rally for Trans acceptance and reproductive rights
Audio from the rally held on Sunday 26 March 2023 in Civic Square, Wellington. Originally the rally was to oppose a planned rally...
Published: March 2023

In: Events

City Talks - In/Behind
Audio from the panel discussion In/Behind, held at City Gallery Wellington on 20 March 2023. Matt Ritani (Ngāti Toa Rangatira) leads the panel discussion...
Published: March 2023

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2023

And/Or - Celebrating Queer Ethnic Identities
Audio from the panel discussion held during Out in the City at the Michael Fowler Centre on 18 March 2023. Embodying Wellington Pride Festival's...
Published: March 2023

In: Georgina Beyer

Remembering Georgina Beyer
The 2023 Wellington Pride Festival was made more emotional with the passing of community icon Georgina Beyer. The first public mention of Georgina's...
Published: March 2023

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2023

Out in the City (2023)
Interviews with people at Out in the City, which was held on 18 March 2023 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. Founded in 1986...
Published: March 2023

In: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt display (2023)

Karakia and interviews
Karakia and interviews from before and after the official presentations at the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt display. The event was held at...
Published: March 2023

In: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt display (2023)

Presentations
Presentations at the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt display. The event was held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on...
Published: March 2023

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2023

Finding Those Queer Bits and Bytes
Finding Those Queer Bits and Bytes An online event that showcases some of the many free online resources available relating to Takatāpui Rainbow LGBTI+...
Published: March 2023

In: March for Trans Rights (2023)

Speeches before the March for Trans Rights - Pōneke
Speeches on the grounds of Parliament before the March for Trans Rights on 11 February 2023. A similar march happened in Auckland on the...
Published: February 2023

In: March for Trans Rights (2023)

March for Trans Rights
Audio from the March for Trans Rights, plus interviews with participants and onlookers. The march was held in Wellington on the 11 February 2023...
Published: February 2023

In: Groups and Organisations

The beginnings of PrideNZ.com
Alison Day interviews Gareth Watkins, the founder of PrideNZ, about the website and how it came about. Alison is currently a Doctoral candidate...
Published: February 2023

In: Georgina Beyer

The Rainbow Perspective - Georgina Beyer
This is one of the last radio interviews with Georgina Beyer before her death on 6 March 2023. Georgina talks to Brianna Ball...
Published: January 2023

In: Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay

Paul Diamond on Downfall
Author Paul Diamond talks about his new book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay. The event took place at the National Library of...
Published: December 2022

In: Rainbow Politicians

Elizabeth Kerekere
Elizabeth Kerekere from the Green Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

In: Rainbow Politicians

Ricardo Menéndez March
Ricardo Menéndez March from the Green Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

In: Rainbow Politicians

Shanan Halbert
Shanan Halbert from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

In: Rainbow Politicians

Tangi Utikere
Tangi Utikere from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

In: Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay

Launch of Downfall
Audio from the launch of Paul Diamond's book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay. The event took place at the National Library of...
Published: November 2022

In: Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay

Author Paul Diamond - Downfall
An interview with author Paul Diamond, just before the launch of his book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay. The event took place...
Published: November 2022

In: Letters to Lilburn

Letters to Lilburn interviews
Interviews with family members of painter Douglas MacDiarmid (1922-2020). The interviews were recorded at the book launch of Letters to Lilburn, held at the...
Published: November 2022

In: Letters to Lilburn

Launch of Letters to Lilburn
Audio from the book launch of Letters to Lilburn, held at the Milk and Honey Cafe, Victoria University of Wellington on 14 November 2022...
Published: November 2022

In: People

Coral Trimmer and Sylvia Bagnall
Coral Trimmer and Sylvia Bagnall talk about their relationship, getting married, the past and future...
Published: November 2022

In: Rainbow Politicians

Glen Bennett
Glen Bennett from the Labour Party talks to Regis Perez about what it's like to be a Member of Parliament...
Published: November 2022

In: Events

Trans ways of making
Audio from the panel discussion Trans ways of making. Artists Jack Trolove (Pākehā), Tāwhanga Nopera (Te Arawa, Tainui, Ngāpuhi) and Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te...
Published: October 2022

In: Events

InsideOUT Kōaro -10th birthday
Audio from the event to celebrate InsideOUT Kōaro's 10th birthday. The event was held in the shared space at 2/57 Willis Street, Wellington. A...
Published: October 2022

In: Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats

Unveiling of the memorial seats
Audio from the unveiling of the memorial seats for Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe. The seats, located on the corner of Cuba and Vivian...
Published: October 2022

In: People

Jacquie Grant ONZM
Jacquie Grant talks about teenage years in Sydney, her time in Wellington in the 1960s and 1970s and her friendships with Carmen Rupe and...
Published: September 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part Six
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Six - Our future is our past Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to...
Published: September 2022

In: Events

Wellington Mayoral Candidates Event 2022
Audio from the Mayoral Candidates event organised by Rainbow Wellington. The event was held at St Peter's Church on Willis Street on 27...
Published: September 2022

In: Events

Samesame But Different: Te Whanganui-a-Tara edition
Audio from the Samesame But Different event held at the National Library on 23 September 2022. Emily Writes chairs a panel of poets: Cadence...
Published: September 2022

In: Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats

Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats
Karen Harris from QUILTED BANANAS talks to Gareth and Roger about the background to the Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats. The...
Published: September 2022

In: Events

Out of the Ashes
Audio from the event to mark four major queer anniversaries: 30 years since the formation of the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand...
Published: September 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part Five
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Five - Do we dare to hope? Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to...
Published: September 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part Four
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Four - How we lost so many Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to...
Published: August 2022

In: Groups and Organisations

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa
Joe Rich, Chief Executive of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa, talks about how the organisation has adapted during Covid-19. Joe also talks about Monkeypox, the...
Published: August 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part Three
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Three - our communities take action Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to HIV...
Published: August 2022

In: Events

Always Here
Kerryn Pollock, senior advisor at Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, the country's national historic heritage agency, talks about the Rainbow List Project. The project...
Published: August 2022

In: Events

E oho! Mana Takatāpui
Audio from the E oho! Mana Takatāpui event held at the National Library on 11 August 2022. The event celebrated 50 years since the...
Published: August 2022

In: Arts and Media

Welby Ings on Punch
Writer/director Welby Ings talks about his feature film Punch. The interview was recorded just prior to the Wellington premiere during the New Zealand International...
Published: August 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part Two
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Two - who was Bruce Burnett? Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to HIV...
Published: August 2022

In: Events

Hutt Valley Pride 2022
Audio from the Living in Colour Pride event held at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt on 30 July 2022. It was...
Published: July 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Part One
Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part One - an epidemic arrives Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to HIV and...
Published: July 2022

In: Our Forgotten Epidemic

Our Forgotten Epidemic - trailer
Our Forgotten Epidemic - trailer Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealand's response to HIV and AIDS, and some of...
Published: July 2022

In: Events

Remembering the Evergreen and Chrissy Witoko
The Evergreen Coffee House was a haven for the LGBTQIA+ community in the 1980s and 1990s in Wellington. Established by Chrissy Witoko, it still...
Published: July 2022

In: Events

Queer Liberation - Vernon Tile Vamaua
To mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the first Gay Liberation Front groups in New Zealand in 1972, the International Socialist Organisation...
Published: June 2022

In: People

Kym Strathdee
Since the 1970s Kym Strathdee has photographed queer events and people around the world - including in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco...
Published: June 2022

In: Events

Queer Arts Festival hub
Jess Ducey, co-founder of the Queer Arts Festival talks about the inaugural festival which ran in Wellington from 30 May to 5 June 2022...
Published: June 2022

In: Events

IDAHOBIT panel discussion
Audio from the youth panel discussion marking IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and Intersexphobia) 2022. The event was hosted by MP...
Published: May 2022

In: Events

Fighting for Our Lives
Audio from the online event hosted by Queer Endurance/Defiance and the Wellington Workers' Educational Association. A special thank you to the participants and organisers...
Published: May 2022

In: Malcolm Vaughan

Malcolm Vaughan profile part 2
Malcolm Vaughan remembers people and venues relating to Wellington's rainbow communities over the last four decades. This is part two of a longer interview...
Published: January 2022

In: Arts and Media

New Zealand Cartoons and Comics Archive
Sam Orchard, Assistant Curator Cartoons and Comics at the Alexander Turnbull Library, talks about the history of the New Zealand Cartoons and Comics Archive...
Published: January 2022

In: Malcolm Vaughan

Malcolm Vaughan profile
Malcolm Vaughan talks about the many Wellington bars and hospitality establishments he has owned or worked in over the last four decades. This...
Published: January 2022

In: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

The House: Gender Self-ID
RNZ's The House reflects on the passing of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act...
Published: December 2021

In: Events

Paekākāriki Pop-up Vaxx
Audio from Paekākāriki's Pop-up Covid-19 Vaxx event held on Sunday 21 November 2021. 0:00:01 - Val Little 0:06:17 - Pat McIntosh 0:08:21 - Michal Salter-Duke, Capital...
Published: November 2021

In: People

Kevin
Kevin talks about growing up in the 1960s, friendship with Carmen Rupe and the LGBTI rainbow scene in Wellington in the 1970s and later...
Published: November 2021

In: Events

A Rainbow in the Village (2021)
Pat McIntosh and Val Little from Paekākāriki Pride Inc talk about how COVID-19 has impacted on Pride 2021. The interview ends with a very...
Published: October 2021

In: Events

A Queer Existence launch
Audio from the launch of Mark Beehre's book A Queer Existence. The launch was held at Unity Books in Wellington on 19 October 2021...
Published: October 2021

In: Events

Suffrage Day For All Women
Audio from the Suffrage Day For All Women event organised by Queer Endurance/Defiance on 19 September 2021. The event was organised in part to...
Published: September 2021

In: Arts and Media

Gender Matters in Writing
Sam Orchard talks to writers Emma Barnes, Jackson Nieuwland and Jiaqiao Liu about the complexities and beauty of writing about gender in Aotearoa today...
Published: August 2021

In: Parliamentary proceedings

Second reading of the Bill
Audio from the second reading of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill on 11 August 2021. The second reading was passed unanimously...
Published: August 2021