Community Support

GMA Socials

If you’re looking to meet other trans people and make friends, we run social events in person and the online peer-to-peer infoshare forum Transgender and Intersex NZ, as well as opportunities to volunteer with us and get involved in our volunteer community.

Peer support

If you need information and support (rather than social connection), you can contact us to speak with a transgender peer who is an expert in advocacy and can offer you accurate and up to date information on a wide range of topics.

Database: Other community groups

Many transgender-led community groups exist across the regions – they range from social coffee meetup groups to formal support organisations. Most of the groups listed on our Community Support database are not run by Gender Minorities Aotearoa. Some come and go quickly, so there may be groups which we aren’t on our database yet, and there may be links to some which no longer exist. Contact them directly to find out more about them.

Database: Add a community group

If you know of a transgender-led social group or support organisation which is not listed on our database, please add them here. We update our databases at least quarterly, but please note that it won’t show up straight away. You are also welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group to let people know about it.

Start a group in your town

Setting up a group takes good planning, and can take a while to get established. Most groups start out with a meetup or event – you can find our checklist for running a fundraising event for GMA below, and we can help you spread the word. Or, you can use it to organise a purely social meetup. You are welcome to use our Transgender and Intersex NZ group to tell people about your event.

General info on towns in Aotearoa
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AhauraBalcluthaCambridgeDairy FlatEastbourneFairhallGeraldineHaastInangahua JunctionJack’s PointKaeoLake HāweaMakahuNapierŌakuraPaekākārikiQueenstownRaetihiSaint AndrewsTaharoaUmaweraWaddington
AhiparaBalfourCanvastownDannevirkeEdendaleFairlieGisborneHakatarameaInglewoodJacobs RiverKaiapoiLake TekapoMamakuNasebyOamaruPaeroaRaglanSaint ArnaudTaieri MouthUpper HuttWaharoa
AhititiBarrhillCartertonDarfieldEdgecumbeFairfaxGlen MasseyHamiltonInvercargillKaihuLauristonManaia, WaikatoNational ParkObanPahiatuaRahotuSaint BathansTaihapeUpper MoutereWaiau Pa
AhuroaBarrytownCharltonDargavilleEgmont VillageFeatherstonGlenorchyHampdenKaikoheLawrenceManaia, TaranakiNelsonŌhaeawaiPaihiaRai ValleySansonTaipa-MangonuiUrenuiWaiharara
Aka AkaBeachlandsChattonDiptonEketāhunaFeildingGlentuiHanmer SpringsKaikōuraLeestonManakauNew BrightonOhakunePakarakaRakaiaSeacliffTairuaUrutiWaiheke Island
AkaroaBeaumontCheviotDobsonElthamFencourtGordontonHari HariKaimataLeighManapouriNew PlymouthOhangaiPakiriRamaramaSeddonTākakaWaihi
ĀkitioBell BlockChristchurchDoylestonEttrickFernsideGoreHarrisvilleKaingaroa, NorthlandLeppertonManawaheNgaereŌhaupōPakotaiRanfurlySeddonvilleTangiteroriaWaihi Beach
AlbanyBenharClarksvilleDruryEyrewell ForestFlaxmereGranityHaruruKaingaroa, Bay of PlentyLevinMangakinoNgamatapouriOhokaPalmerstonRangioraSeftonTangowahineWaihola
Albert TownBidefordClarkvilleDunedinFlaxtonGreymouthHastingsKaipara FlatsLincolnMangamukaNgaparaŌhopePalmerston NorthRapauraShannonTapanuiWaikaia
AlburyBlackballClevedonDuntroonFox GlacierGreytownHaumoanaKairakiLinkwaterMangatangiNgāruawāhiaŌhuraPamapuriaRatapikoSheffieldTapaweraWaikaka
AlexandraBlenheimClintonFoxtonGrovetownHaupiriKaitaiaLittle RiverMangatokiNgatakiŌkaihauPanguruRaumati BeachSilverdaleTaporaWaikanae
AllantonBluffCliveFoxton BeachGummies BushHavelockKaitangataLoburnMangawhaiNgateaŌkatoPapakuraRaumati SouthSnells BeachTapuWaikawa, Marlborough
AmberleyBrightonClydeFranktonHavelock NorthKaiwakaLower HuttManiaiti / BenneydaleNgongotahāŌkiwi BayPapamoaRaweneSpring CreekTaradaleWaikawa, Southland
AnakiwaBrightwaterCoatesvilleFranz Josef / WaiauHāweraKakanuiLuggateManukauNgongotahā ValleyOkukuPaparoaRawhitiroaSpringfieldTauhoaWaikouaiti
ArahiwiBroadwoodCollingwoodHelensvilleKakarameaLumsdenManurewaNgunguruOmanaiaPaparoreReeftonSpringstonTaumarunuiWaikuku
AramoanaBullsColvilleHenleyKaniereLytteltonManutahiNightcapsOmaramaPapatoetoeRenwickStirlingTaupakiWaimā
ArangaBunnythorpeCooks BeachHerbertKapiroMapuaNorfolkOmataParakaiReporoaStratfordTaupōWaimangaroa
ArapohueBurnt HillCoopers CreekHerekinoKapongaMaraetaiNormanbyOmokoroaParaparaumuRichmondSwannanoaTaurangaWaimate
ArrowtownCoroglenHikuaiKarameaMārahauNorsewoodOnewheroParemoremoRiverheadTauraroaWaimate North
ArundelCoromandelHikurangiKaretuMarcoOpononiPareoraRiverlandsTautoroWaimauku
AshburtonCromwellHikutaiaKaritaneMaromakuŌpōtikiParewanuiRiversdaleTe AnauWainui
AshhurstCulverdenHinueraKatikatiMarsden BayOpuaParoaRiversdale BeachTe AraiWainuiomata
AshleyCustHokitikaKauaerangaMartinboroughŌpunakeParua BayRivertonTe ArohaWaioneke
AucklandHonikiwiKaukapakapaMartonOratiaPateaRiwakaTe AwamutuWaiotira
AuroaHopeKauriMaruiaOrewaPatumahoeRollestonTe AwangaWaiouru
AwanuiHorekeKawakawaMastertonOromahoePauanuiRossTe HāpuaWaipango
HorotiuKawerauMatakanaOruaitiPāuatahanuiRotoruaTe HoroWaipawa
Horsham DownsKennedy BayMatakoheOtaikaPegasusRoxburghTe KaoWaipukurau
Horsham DownsKerikeriMatamataŌtakiPeka PekaRuakākāTe KauwhataWairakei
HouhoraKihikihiMatapuOtakouPembrokeRuatoriaTe KōpuruWairau Valley
HowickKingstonMatarangiOtautauPeriaRuawaiTe KuitiWairio
HowickKinlochMatarauOtematataPetoneRunangaTe PoiWairoa
HuiakamaKiripakaMatatāOtiriaPictonRussellTe PukeWaitahuna
HuirangiKirweeMatauraOtorohangaPiopioTe PuruWaitara
HūkerenuiKohukohuMatihetiheŌwhangoPipiwaiTe RahuWaitaria Bay
HuntervilleKoitiataMaungakarameaOwakaPirinoaTe RerengaWaitati
HuntlyKokatahiMaungatapereOxfordPirongiaTemukaWaitoa
HurleyvilleKokopuMaungaturotoPleasant PointThamesWaitoki
KoromikoMayfieldPlimmertonTikorangiWaitomo
KumaraMeremerePōkenoTimaruWaitoriki
KumeūMethvenPoriruaTinopaiWaitōtara
KurowMiddlemarchPorotiTinwaldWaiuku
MidhirstPort ChalmersTīrauWaiwera
Millers FlatPortlandTitokiWakefield
MiltonPortobelloTokanui, SouthlandWallacetown
MimiPukekoheTokanui, WaikatoWalton
MinginuiPukepotoTokarahiWanaka
MoanaPukerimuTokoWard
MoawhangoPukerua BayTokomaruWardville
MoenuiPuketonaTokoroaWarkworth
MoerakiPukeuriTolaga BayWarrington
MoerewaPunakaikiTomarataWaverley
MokauPuruaTowaiWellington
MokoiaPutāruruTuahiwiWellsford
MorrinsvillePutorinoTuaiWestport
MosgielTuakauWhakamaru
MossburnTuamarinaWhakatāne
MotatauTuatapereWhananaki

Motueka
TūrangiWhangamatā
Mount MaunganuiTuruaWhangamōmona
Mount SomersTwizelWhanganui
MurchisonWhangaparāoa
MuruparaWhangārei
Whangārei Heads
Whangaruru
Whataroa
Whatuwhiwhi
Whenuakite
Whenuakura
Whiritoa
Whitby
Whitford
Whitianga
Willowby
Wimbledon
Winchester
Windsor
Windwhistle
Winscombe
Winton
Woodend
Woodend Beach
Woodhill
Woodville
Wyndham

Table of towns reference.