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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: 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: Arts and Media

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

In: People

Laurel Hubbard media coverage
RNZ's MediaWatch looks at the media coverage relating to Olympian Laurel Hubbard - the first openly transgender athlete to complete at the Olympics...
Published: August 2021

In: Conversion Practices

Focus on Politics: Conversion therapy
RNZ's Focus on Politics discusses the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. The programme was broadcast a day after the Bill had its first...
Published: August 2021

In: Parliamentary proceedings: Conversion Practices Prohibition

First reading of the Bill
Audio from the first reading of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by Justice Minister Kris Faafoi on...
Published: August 2021

In: Arts and Media

Library of Congress
The United States Library of Congress has selected the pridenz.com website for preservation in the Library of Congress Web Archive. RNZ's Bryan Crump talks...
Published: August 2021

In: People

Laurel Hubbard press conference
Excerpts from Laurel Hubbard's press conference the day after she competed at the Tokyo Olympics...
Published: August 2021

In: Conversion Practices

Announcement of the Bill
Audio from the media conference to announce the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. The media event took place at the offices of OUTLine NZ...
Published: July 2021

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

Rally for Trans Rights (15 July 2021)
Audio from the rally for trans rights, held outside the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on 15 July 2021. The rally was in response...
Published: July 2021

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

Speak Up For Women
Speak Up For Women representative Beth Johnson speaks about the public meeting about to take place in the Michael Fowler Centre on 15 July...
Published: July 2021

In: Homosexual Law Reform

35th anniversary panel discussion on homosexual law reform
Fran Wilde, Trevor Mallard and Kevin Haunui reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s. The panel is introduced by Judy...
Published: July 2021

In: Groups and Organisations

Takatāpui taonga at Te Papa
Mātauranga Māori curator Isaac Te Awa talks about takatāpui taonga held in the Mātauranga Māori collection at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa...
Published: July 2021

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2021)
Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 16 May 2021. A special thank you to...
Published: May 2021

In: Events

Healthy Relationships and Consent launch
Audio from the launch of Healthy Relationships and Consent: through the lens of Rainbow identifying youth. The launch was held on 26 April...
Published: April 2021

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2021

Transgender Health Panel Discussion
Audio from the transgender health panel discussion, held on International Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March 2021. The event was recorded at the Ministry...
Published: March 2021

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2021

Trans Archives Zine launch
Audio from the launch of the second volume of the collaborative zine The Archive is Alive. The zine was the outcome of an intensive...
Published: March 2021

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2021

Out in the City (2021)
Interviews with people at Out in the City, which was held on 27 March 2021 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. Founded in 1986...
Published: March 2021

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2021

Hikoi to Out in the City (2021)
Interviews with people on the hikoi to Out in the City, which was held on 27 March 2021. The hikoi is followed by the...
Published: March 2021

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Archives New Zealand
Lenette Breytenbach, a digitisation assistant at Archives New Zealand, talks about what the archive holds relating to homosexual law reform...
Published: March 2021

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2021

Mia Farlane
Author Mia Farlane reads from, and discusses Parallel Hell. Mia is introduced by Carole Hicks. After the readings there are questions from...
Published: March 2021

In: Tiwhanawhana

Tiwhanawhana interviews
Interviews with members of Tiwhanawhana at the event to celebrate Tiwhanawhana's 20th anniversary on 15 March 2021 at Thistle Hall, Wellington. 00:01 - Kevin...
Published: March 2021

In: Arts and Media

Ian Johnstone - Compass
Television producer Ian Johnstone talks about a programme he produced on homosexuality and law reform. The programme was part of the Compass series and...
Published: January 2021

In: Events

Crossing the Lines
Brent Coutts talks about his new book Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII. The event was organised...
Published: November 2020

In: Events

Courage Day 2020
On 16 November 2020, the New Zealand Society of Authors (Wellington Branch) held an event to mark Courage Day, internationally known as the Day...
Published: November 2020

In: Events

Queer Archives Zine launch
Audio from the launch of the collaborative zine The Archive is Alive. The zine was the outcome of an intensive archival workshop. A dozen...
Published: October 2020

In: Events

National Schools Pride Week
Tabby Besley, Managing Director of InsideOUT, talks about the first ever National Schools Pride Week. The week ran 24-28 August 2020 with over 100...
Published: August 2020

In: Conversion Practices

New Zealand Association of Counsellors
Christine Macfarlane, President of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, talks about the Association's 2020 policy on conversion practices. Christine also talks about the...
Published: August 2020

In: Arts and Media

Rūrangi
Following the Wellington premiere of the web series/film Rūrangi on 2 August 2020, Elz Carrad (lead actor), Max Currie (co-producer and series director) and...
Published: August 2020

In: LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum

Political Forum - Part 1
Audio from the LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum held at Eva Beva, Wellington on 26 July 2020. The event has been split into two parts...
Published: July 2020

In: LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum

Political Forum - Part 2
Audio from the LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum held at Eva Beva, Wellington on 26 July 2020. The event has been split into two parts...
Published: July 2020

In: Walk Tours

Turquoise walk tour
Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Resonance walk tour in Wellington...
Published: July 2020

In: Walk Tours

Yellow walk tour
Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Yellow walk tour in Wellington...
Published: June 2020

In: Issues

Blood Donation Petition
Troy Mihaka, co-organiser of a blood donation petition, talks about the issues around donating blood in New Zealand for men who have sex with...
Published: June 2020

In: Walk Tours

Violet walk tour
Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Resonance walk tour in Wellington...
Published: June 2020

In: Walk Tours

Resonance walk tour
Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Resonance walk tour in Wellington...
Published: May 2020

In: Events

Lesbian Visibility Day panel
Audio from the InsideOUT intergenerational, online panel discussion to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day on 26 April 2020. The panel featured Creek, Sophie, Karen, Summer...
Published: April 2020

In: Arts and Media

Cole Hampton
Cole Hampton talks about growing up, creating Pamela Hancock, Pride, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Cole passed away on...
Published: March 2020

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Wellington International Pride Parade 2020
Audio from the Wellington International Pride Parade held on 7 March 2020. 0:00:05 - Pamela Hancock 0:01:07 - Benjamin Moorhouse, Department of Conservation (DOC) 0:06:12 -...
Published: March 2020

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Pride and Prejudice Panel
Audio from the Pride and Prejudice Panel, held during Wellington's Pride Festival on 6 March 2020. A special thank you to the organisers and...
Published: March 2020

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Rainbow Pasefika 2020
Audio from the Rainbow Pasefika 2020 event, held at Wellington Museum on 29 February 2020 during Wellington's Pride festival. 00:05 - Leilani Sio, event...
Published: February 2020

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Queer Objects
Audio from the Queer Objects event, held during Wellington's Pride Festival on 29 February 2020 at Te Papa. The recording features historians Will Hansen...
Published: February 2020

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill
Author and researcher Julie Glamuzina talks about the extraordinary life of Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill. The doctor arrived in New Zealand in 1911 with...
Published: February 2020

In: Events

International Human Rights Day (2019)
To mark International Human Rights Day a special screening of the documentary Out and About took place. The event also included waiata, speeches...
Published: December 2019

In: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Making Trans Histories
Audio from the launch of Trans Past, Trans Present: Making Trans Histories held at Te Papa, Wellington on 17 November 2019. You can...
Published: November 2019

In: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019
Audio from the service at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington to mark the 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance. The service occurred on Sunday...
Published: November 2019

In: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Counting Ourselves
Audio from the Wellington launch of Counting Ourselves held at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre on 16 November 2019. The presentation was...
Published: November 2019

In: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Trans Awareness Week Gala
Interviews with participants and stall holders at the Trans Awareness Week Gala. The event was held at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre on...
Published: November 2019

In: Events

A Rainbow in the Village (2019)
Organisers, participants and spectators talk about the world's (unofficial) shortest pride parade - held during Paekakariki's annual pride festival. 0:00:06 - Pat Mcintosh and...
Published: October 2019

In: Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation

Poutokomanawa storytelling
As part of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation, community members came together to recount stories of people, places and events in Wellington...
Published: October 2019

In: Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation

Poutokomanawa interviews
Interviews with people at the opening of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. The exhibition runs from 20 September - 15 December...
Published: September 2019

In: Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation

Poutokomanawa opening night
Audio from the opening night of Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. The exhibition runs from 20 September - 15 December 2019 at the...
Published: September 2019

In: Groups and Organisations

Rainbow taonga at Te Papa (2019)
Curator Stephanie Gibson talks about rainbow taonga held in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa...
Published: August 2019

In: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Jan Logie tours the Rainbow Room
MP Jan Logie tours the newly refurnished Rainbow Room at Parliament...
Published: August 2019

In: Arts and Media

In the Rainbow
Rose McMahon (series creator) and Holly McMahon (writer) talk about the seven-part series In the Rainbow, produced for TVNZ OnDemand. The series...
Published: July 2019

In: Events

Our Stonewall
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. The uprising, which began on 28 June 1969, is seen...
Published: June 2019

In: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

Fran Wilde
As part of Project Uplift (the refurbishment of the Rainbow Room) a documentary was produced by the Office of the Clerk/Parliamentary Service to tell...
Published: June 2019

In: Auckland Pride Festival 2020

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland Pride
Max Tweedie talks about becoming the new Director of Auckland Pride. This interview was recorded a month prior to Max starting in the...
Published: May 2019

In: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Re-opening of the Rainbow Room
Audio from the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament. The event also marked the New Zealand launch of Andrew Reynold's book The...
Published: May 2019

In: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room interviews
Attendees are interviewed at the re-opening of the Rainbow Room (Select Committee Room 11) at Parliament on 28 May 2019. 00:05 - Tim Barnett 0247...
Published: May 2019

In: Tranzform

Wai Ho - Tranzform
Wai Ho, co-founder of Tranzform, talks about the early days of the youth support group which was established in Wellington in 2008...
Published: May 2019