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Naked girls. Reading. In Wellington.

by Joanna June 14, 2018

In advance of Naked Girls Reading; the motherhood edition this Saturday at the Fringe Bar, I put a few questions to its producer, Hugo Grrrl. Okay, first off. Naked girls reading – what in the heck is this? And who are you? Naked Girls Reading is exactly what it sounds like – it’s completely naked […]

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Save Kate – from who?

by Guest September 18, 2015

Walking my daughter to school on Tuesday morning, I was handed a flyer on Lambton Quay – “Keep Kate!”. As kind of a fan of the Kate Sheppard traffic lights, I took the flyer – and saw that they “were under threat of removal” with a link to a petition. I’d sign that! But turning […]

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WYFC first birthday party, Easter Sunday

by Joanna April 6, 2012

There’s a group of truly awesome people in Wellington who do great things, and they’re having a party. Doesn’t that sound like the sort of thing you should attend? Yes! Come to the WYFC’s first birthday, and help us celebrate our first year and bring in our second. In the last year we’ve helped raise […]

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Cos we ain’t not no hollaback girls

by Joanna August 8, 2011

You know what sucks? Getting yelled at on the street (unless it’s someone yelling “Hey Wellingtonista, you’re awesome, come and have some free drinks in my bar if you like” in a non-threatening way. Please do that). So Hollaback! wants to do something about it. We’ve got your back!  Hollaback! is an international movement to end […]

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Two marches you might want to join

by Joanna June 7, 2011

Wellingtonians have two great opportunities in the next couple of weeks to join important causes and demonstrate that you are decent human beings. On Thursday June 9,  a march will be held through Wellington city to help stop homophobia and transphobia on our streets. Then on Saturday June 25, a Slutwalk is happening. Queer the […]

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Web devs welcome in Wellington at WDCNZ

by Emily Fatali May 17, 2011

WDCNZ is tech talks for web developers happening on July 14. You can tell it’s a proper tech talk, because there is only one female speaker in the lineup, and so far there are no females attending according to Lanyrd, except for the organiser. Sigh. Apart from the lack of female representation, it looks like […]

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