7 March 2011
New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses
New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year.
28 February 2011
Website blaming gays for Christchurch quake shut down
A website that blamed the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on gay people, has been shut down by its Utah-based web hosting provider, BlueHost.
24 February 2011
Christian website blames Christchurch Quake on gays
Members of the LGBT community in New Zealand have denounced a US-based Christian website for blaming the Christchurch earthquake on vengeance from God because of the "amoral" behaviour of gays and lesbians.
11 January 2011
New Zealand McDonald’s lifts ban on some gay websites
McDonald's says it has begun lifting the blocks on some gay websites in its New Zealand restaurants.
15 December 2010
Video: New Zealand airline pulls ‘anti-gay’ scene from safety film
A New Zealand airline has ditched a scene from a safety video after complaints that it was anti-gay.
31 August 2010
‘Ex-Gay’ organisation denied charitable status in New Zealand
The New Zealand branch of an international "ex-gay" organisation which claims to offer "freedom from homosexuality" has been denied charitable status by the country's Charitable Commission.
2 February 2010
New chick for lesbian albatrosses
A pair of lesbian royal albatrosses in New Zealand have welcomed their first chick into the world.
25 January 2010
Gym owner apologises for ‘soy makes kids gay’ email
The owner of a New Zealand gym franchise has apologised after including an article on soy turning children gay in his email newsletter.
16 November 2009
‘Homophobic’ Beenie Man concerts axed in Australia and New Zealand
A string of concerts by Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man have been cancelled after organisers faced a wave of protest from gay rights groups.
13 November 2009
New Zealand festival under pressure over homophobic reggae star Beenie Man
Big Day Out, the New Zealand music festival, is under pressure to ban a Jamaican reggae artist from performing at the event.
19 October 2009
New Zealand study finds half of gay and bi students have self-harmed
A study of gay and bisexual teenagers in New Zealand has suggested that half of them have deliberately harmed themselves in the past year.
22 September 2009
Over a third of New Zealanders say homosexuality is ‘morally wrong’
A small survey of New Zealand residents has found that 39 per cent believe homosexuality is morally wrong.
20 August 2009
New Zealand moves to abolish gay panic defence
A bill to abolish the so-called 'gay panic defence' has passed its first reading in New Zealand's parliament.
22 June 2009
Gay New Zealand man beaten to death with banjo
The trial of a Hungarian tourist who allegedly killed a 69-year-old gay man with a banjo has begun today in the Auckland High Court.
19 June 2009
Identity of New Zealand man who ‘deliberately infected partners with HIV’ revealed
The identity of a New Zealand man accused of deliberately infecting his sexual partners with HIV has been revealed by a court.
27 May 2009
New Zealand survey finds gay teenagers at risk
A survey of more than 9,000 students has found that gay teenagers are more likely than their straight peers to be affected by depression, suicide and self-harm.
8 April 2009
New Zealand comedian let off over joke about prime minister being a communist lesbian
A comedian who made comments about former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark being a lesbian and a "bloody communist" has escaped censure after a broadcasting watchdog ruled he had not breached regulations.
10 November 2008
Labour lose New Zealand general election as Parliament gains new gay MPs
Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand since 1999, has announced she is to step down as leader of the Labour party after defeat in a national election on Saturday.