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Make New Zealand Happen with Events in Queenstown: Bike Ride Tri and Ski

Make New Zealand Happen with Events in Queenstown: Bike Ride Tri and Ski

  If New Zealand and its “adventure capital” on the South Island – Queenstown – is on your bucket list, you can make it happen. And participate in either summer or winter events when you get there. Queenstown encourages women to be active with the annual Bike Run Tri event around Lake Hayes.  And the […]

Lake Wanaka Triathlon Attracts Top Women Riders to New Zealand

Lake Wanaka Triathlon Attracts Top Women Riders to New Zealand

The Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival (13-19 January 2013) is on track for its largest field ever -with over 1,100 athletes already registered across both the half and full distances. Women are bucking the global trend at the Lake Wanaka Half, making up more than 50% of the field in the scenic half iron distance triathlon.   […]

Bring Your Red Shoes to New Zealand for Friends of Dorothy Walk

Bring Your Red Shoes to New Zealand for Friends of Dorothy Walk

Waiheke Island – part of Aukland’s backyard – is a North Island treasure. The island is on the world map as a serious walking destination, especially during the annual Waiheke Walking Festival that offers 40-themed walks, including its latest, “You’re not in Kansas now, Dorothy!” The walk fest is one of the most comprehensive and […]

Auckland Women Having a Ball – 7 July 2012

Auckland Women Having a Ball – 7 July 2012

If you’re planning on visiting New Zealand’s North Island in July, you’ll want to join the local women for the Lesbian Ball. Costumes and music around the theme Butch & Burlesque. For more information, contact Gay Auckland Business Association and for recommended hotels in Auckland, see Rainbow Tourism Places.

NZ girls add splash and dash of pink on the ski slopes

NZ girls add splash and dash of pink on the ski slopes

Ladies, if you’re travelling in New Zealand and feeling in the pink, check out this ski resort event. The annual K2 Rip Curl Bikini Downhill event is Saturday 24th September at the National Park Ski area on the North Island. Skiers and snowboarders alike will be donning bikinis in the name of raising money for […]

Lush Film Picked for Lesbian Gala in Wellington

Lush Film Picked for Lesbian Gala in Wellington

There’s a baker’s dozen of lesbian flicks at the 2011 Reel Queer Film Festival, with showings in Auckland and Wellington. On Sunday 5 June, the Lesbian Gala Event screens at 8.30pm in the capital, Wellington. The featured film, “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister,” has been described as “Sarah Waters meets Jane Austen.” And […]

Lesbianism – Funky or Defunct – Theme of Lesbian Convention in Auckland

If you’re in the Auckland area end of March, there’s an edgy event with women’s topics with teeth. The first Tamaki Makaurau Lesbian Convention will be held 26 March at New Lynn Community Centre (West Auckland). Panels: Lesbians through the times, Lesbian life journeys Workshops, Performances, Stalls, Music, Food LOW Down Presents (Lesbians Out West) […]

Get Punked: Christchurch Fetish Ball Turns 10

Contact The L Word in Travel Specialist Dee Farrell for more information about articles or destinations mentioned on this blog. Also see RainbowTourism blog for global gay and lesbian travel postings about accommodations, tours, and events. Christchurch, NZ.  This year’s event  on 13 November marks 10 years of successful Fetish Balls in Christchurch.  There will […]

Elders Village

A search of  Lesbian Wellingtonuncovered a video from a place I visited two years ago:  an innovative Elders Village. Looks like they have fun and are not over the hill by a long shot. Lesbian Wellington on the Web www.wellington.lesbian.net.nz/ email: wellington@lesbian.net.nz The site is hosted by RainbowTourism.com

New Caledonia Lesbian Couple Seeks Baby Joy in NZ

Civil Unions are now possible in New Caledonia, where hate crimes are very rare and life is generally good for LGBT people – but lesbian couple Geneviève Sutter and Joane Paidi had to visit NZ to help complete their family. Baby hopes: Genevieve & Joane “We want to have a baby,” explains Geneviève. “And we […]

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Asia for Shopaholics and Foodies

Bangkok is the top 2013 destination city by international visitor arrivals- nearly 16 million to edge out London and Paris. Bangkok is renowned for food, shopping and nightlife. Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall is the world’s second-most photographed location on Instagram, trailing only Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. This is the first time an Asian city has […]

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