Mrs Speaker …

“Just how a conservative and largely white electorate came to support an outspoken transgendered woman – of Maori (that is, indigenous non-white) descent, no less – is the story behind the remarkably engaging documentary Georgie Girl.” Annie Goldson’s celebrated portrayal of MP Georgina Beyer screened at America’s 2003 International Women’s Film Festival held in May. Georgie Girl was also included, and equally acclaimed, in the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, as part of the event’s “Sweet 16” celebrations.


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Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…