Guides and resources to help you

Te reo Māori communications

Tools and resources from Te Puni Kōkiri to support kōrero and engagement with Māori.


Communicating with culturally diverse audiences

Resources and advice for communication that values and respects different cultures.


LGBTQI+ inclusive language

Advice on avoiding bias towards a particular sex or social gender in your communications.


The Diversity Style Guide

A resource, from the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco State University, to help media professionals cover a complex, multicultural world with accuracy, authority and sensitivity.


The Conscious Style Guide

A repository of tools that promote critical thinking about language and ways we can use conscious words, portrayals, framing and representation to empower instead of limit.


Talk to a trained member of the LGBTIQ+ community, it’s free & confidential. Offering face-to-face counselling specialising in gender & sexuality.

Lifeline New Zealand

Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.

Rainbow Youth

Working with queer and gender diverse youth as well as their wider communities to ensure that Aotearoa is a place where all young people can thrive.

Auckland Sexual Health Service

Specialised sexual health care for people in the Auckland region

New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) provides HIV tests, free counselling, HIV prevention and HIV research in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

CADS Auckland

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is an Auckland-based organisation providing free treatment for those with alcohol and or other drug problems. Counselling and advice is also provided for family and friends concerned about another’s drug use.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa 

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a cross cultural, transgender led organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, which operates on a kaupapa Maori public health framework.

Intersex Youth Aotearoa

Intersex Youth Aotearoa is a place to share information, find support and network, we aim to improve the visibility of intersex young people, to create community and support.

Intersex Awareness New Zealand

ITANZ is a New Zealand registered charitable trust and provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their families.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a website for parents, whānau and friends – to recognise and understand the difficult situations that young people go through in their lives, and understand the support system a young person might have around them. Being a support person for a distressed teenager or a young person who is experiencing a mental illness can be a difficult road without any support around you.

Rainbow Auckland

New Zealand’s largest LGBTQI+ Membership Association providing support and advocacy on human rights issues for the LGBTQI+ community.


LGBTQ groups in Auckland


Express Magazine

express is New Zealand’s leading LGBT+ publication. Our goal is to inform and support our community by delving into relevant people, stories and events.


Gay Republic

We’re your local LGBT+ guide. Discover amazing gay owned and friendly business services, community groups and upcoming events.

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