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New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions




New Zealand will follow the United Kingdom and several Australian states by removing historical convictions for gay offences. Apologising to people who had been convicted, New Zealand’s Justice minister Amy Adams said people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts would have their criminal records wiped. The government has ruled out any […]

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ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance




The ANZ bank has continued to show their support for LGBTI people, launching a new advertising campaign that highlights that many LGBTI people still wouldn’t feel comfortable holding hands in public. The financial services provider commissioned research on the topic and presents its findings ahead of Auckland and Wellington Pride festivals. The research shows New […]

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New Zealand pastor blames homosexuality for earthquakes




High profile New Zealand church leader Brian Tamaki delivered a sermon on Sunday, blaming same-sex marriage and homosexuality for natural disasters. The leader of New Zealand’s Destiny Church gave the sermon just hours before an earthquake shook the country’s South Island. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred around 95 km from the major city of Christchurch, […]

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Teeth and Tongue: Half A World Away

Teeth and Tongue: Half A World Away




New Zealand born Jess Cornelius fronts Melbourne band Teeth and Tongue. When it came time to work on the bands upcoming fourth album the songwriter signed up to an opportunity that took her to the other side of the globe. The songwriter signed up for an artistic residency program in Northern Iceland. Surrounded by snow […]

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Getting Wild with Ladyhawke




New Zealand’s Ladyhawke is ready to share her third album ‘Wild Things’. Fans have gotten a taste of the new record via the single ‘Love Song’ and Ladyhawke can’t wait for the new collection of songs. OUTinPerth spoke to Pip Brown, aka Ladyhawke, about her new music, marriage equality and Who did you make this […]

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New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications

New dads stranded in Mexico after surrogacy complications




A couple from New Zealand are stuck in Mexico after a trip to meet their new surrogate children went awry. Nicky and David Beard have spent four years embroiled in the process of bringing children into their family through surrogacy, only to discover one of the mothers had defrauded them. The Beards must now re-pay fees for […]

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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication




Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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New Zealand disproves Joyce’s marriage equality hurts trade theory

New Zealand disproves Joyce’s marriage equality hurts trade theory




New Zealand’s Trade Minister Tim Groser has said he knows of no evidence that showed same-sex marriage had a negative impact on his country’s international trade. New Zealand’s politicians have been quick to disprove Agriculture  Minister Barnaby Joyce’s concerns that marriage equality could affect Australia’s international trade. New Zealand’s MPs have highlighed that New Zealand’s […]

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Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell Wed

Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell Wed




Entertainers Anthony Callea and Tim Campell have wed in New Zealand. Callea announced the nuptials had taken place via his Instagram account. Thirty one year old Callea and his long term partner Cambell, 39, traveled to New Zealand here same sex marriage was is legally recognised. The couple shared their announcement with Woman’s Day magazine, […]

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New Zealand Speed Skater Announces Engagement

New Zealand Speed Skater Announces Engagement




New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup yesterday revealed that he is engaged after carrying the torch at the Gay Games in Cleveland Ohio. The athlete is competing in the 23 mile cycling circuit road course event. Skjellerup competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, after which he publicly came out about his sexuality. Following the […]

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