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Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has told parliament he will ask the High Court to consider whether or not is he is eligible to remain in parliament because he it potentially a New Zealand citizen. Making a statement to parliament Joyce said he would be remaining in his roles as Minister for […]

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Aldous Harding: A different kind of party

Aldous Harding: A different kind of party

Aldous Harding’s self titled debut album was a music critics favourite. A collection of haunting and tragic folk songs that told epic tales. Now the Kiwi singer is ready to release her second album, the surprisingly titled Party. For her sophomore record Hannah Harding, who performs under the moniker Aldous, headed to Bristol to work […]

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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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