SHOPP Edition 14 – March 2015 Edition


Talofa lava! Kia orana! Hey!

Welcome to the first edition of SHOPP for 2015! Thanks to everyone for their contributions. Please share the SHOPP website address with others working in sexual and reproductive health and related services and encourage them to register for the online newsletter.

Keep up the amazing work!

Mauri tū, Mauri ora!


NZAF – Celebrating 30 Years

This year marks 30 years of NZAF’s work. I have been privileged to play only a small part in this journey; some of you have been around from the beginning when the gay community responded to the AIDS crisis. We pass the baton between us in what is a marathon, not a sprint. Together we’ve […]

Sexwise 2015 – Getting Ready to Tour

In February THETA welcomed the eight Actor/Educators tasked with bringing Sexwise to schools across New Zealand this year. In keeping with our kaupapa, we shared with them the korero of Mapihiterangi and Takurua, from whom we have named our 2015 teams. A big kia ora to Rihi Motutere and her iwi (Ngati Ranginui and Ngai […]

THETA Farewells Gareth

THETA has farewelled Gareth. We wish him well and I take this opportunity to share something of Gareth’s work with THETA which goes back some years. Gareth was an actor in 1997 in the tour of the programme PSST! He returned to THETA in 2004 as Assistant Director for Sexwise and was the Director for […]