Polari - Fantabulosa!
Polari is a queer inclusive cocktail party held at a different style-y bar in Wellington on a Friday late in the month. Keep an eye on the facebook page for the next date.
Next: Tuesday 31 March from 5:30pm at Vinyl Bar 66 Courtenay Place
Kapiti lesbians dining out
Potlucks are held on the Kapiti Coast, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Lesbians from any area is welcome to attend - bring a mains or dessert to share, beverage of your choice. Singles and couples are welcome, as are visiting lesbians. The dates and venues are advertised on Leonie's email list.
LILAC - the Lesbian Library
LILAC is a lending library for lesbians and queer women with a great selection of books, DVDs and magazines. It is at 187 Willis Street, 2nd floor (flat access from the street, lift). More info on the LILAC website at lilac.lesbian.net.nz including an online catalogue.
LILAC is open:
- Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm
- Thursdays 11 am-2 pm
- Saturdays 11 am-2 pm
LILAC @ the Coasters dinners
LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - two collective members go to each dinner laden with books, DVDs, magazines from the LILAC collections. Plus membership forms etc. so that women can join up and borrow. Check the LILAC website for more information, membership forms and the online catalogue.
LILAC Book Group
The LILAC Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature.
Lesbian Overland and Café Club
LOCC is the social walking group for vaguely active lesbians and slightly fitter women. Not a tramping group, but there is one "club" rule: walk some before retiring to a café more ▶
Next: Sunday 9 April: Dry Creek, Haywards
A circuit at the northern end of Belmont Regional Park from the carpark at the
bottom of Haywards Hill SH58. This walk goes uphill in bush, then emerging onto
the ridgeline. We can walk on to Boulder hill if the weather and our energy allows
- fab views etc, then return through the bush on a different track. This is about
3.5 hours return.
Meet at the front of the Wellington Railway Station 10am to car pool, or at the walk start by 10.30 - it is near the junction of SH2 and SH 58 at the foot of the Haywards hill. See the map on the Overlanders page for location.
Contact Ellen (04) 566 0140 or txt 027 2094004 [Hutt}, or txt Lainey 027 3039006 [Wellington] for transport/car pooling.
Friday drinks at Blondinis
A relaxing gathering every second and fourth Friday upstairs at the Embassy Cinema on Kent Terrace from 5.30 to approximately 7pm. Just come along and look for a likely looking group of women and join us.
Next: Friday 14 March ... maybe not as it's Easter weekend
Occasional drinks at Finns Bar, Paekakariki
Next: Friday 21 April, from 5.30 pm
[the 3rd Friday of the month]
If you want to stay for dinner phone Finns and book a place with Sally's group.
Stitch & Butch
A weekly craft group, meeting on Mondays at 6:30pm - 8:00pm Bring along your necessary materials and you are in! And they do yarnbombing!
More information on the group's facebook page
Social media groups
- Aotearoa New Zealand Queer Herstories on facebook
- NZ Lesbians Social Group - chat, social events, cat pictures ...
- Femme Club - social events for femmes and friends.
- Hutt/Wellington social group for lesbian & bisexual women - a social space for organising/advertising events such as pool, pub quizes, dinners at cafés, potlucks, walks, movie nights
- New Zealand lesbian and bisexual
- Proud Mary
- Rainbow families NZ - a friendly forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, prospective parents, and their families
- plus a list of LGBTQ groups on our Rainbow page