Holiday Dates

Holiday Dates

Our last drop in day for 2020 is Thursday December 17th (10.30am to 5.30pm). We will have limited office hours for the rest of the year. Our first drop in for 2021 is Wednesday January 13th, and after that we’re back to normal – office hours 10am to 6pm weekdays, with drop in times 10.30am to 5.30pm every Wednesday and Thursday.

Aunty Dana’s Op Shop

Aunty Dana’s Op Shop will be closed on December 24th and 25th, then again on December 31st and January 1st. Otherwise normal hours 10am – 6pm weekdays and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm Sundays. Aunty Dana’s is accepting donations of good quality homewares and nic-nacs but no clothing at the moment.



Gender Minorities Aotearoa is hosting SHE + THEY during Fringe Festival and Pride Month in Wellington.

“Love in transition… in rural NZ.”

A New Zealand Premiere by the writer/performer of award-winning “”ZE.”

When: 17 to 21 March, 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Where: Aunty Dana’s Op Shop, 130 Riddiford Street, Newtown.
Cost: $10 Concessions, $15 Standard.
Accessibility: Aunty Dana’s is on the ground floor, it is up 2 steps with a hand rail, The bathroom is all-genders and has a hand rail. The lighting is non-fluro tubing, or non-fluro lamps. It is a low allergen space, with tile flooring, no air-freshers, and we ask that you please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.

Supported by Zir Productions, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, Aunty Dana’s Op Shop, and Creative NZ- Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. Part of Fringe Festival, Celebrating 30 Years at the Fringe. Tix and Bits at

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Aunty Dana’s Op Shop Sale – 50% off everything in store, one week only, Friday 13th till Friday 20th, December 2019.

130 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington.


Dec 15th Raw Sugar and End of Year Social

Dec 15th Raw Sugar and End of Year Social

This month on Sunday 15th December 2019:

  • Our volunteer and staff get together is from 2pm
  • Raw Sugar is on from 4pm, with kai downstairs till 5pm, and a film screening upstairs from 5pm till 7pm

Kei reira (location): Aunty Dana’s Op Shop, ground floor at 130 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, and upstairs level 1 The Gender Centre social space.
Homai (bring along): some kai to share for our end of year potluck
Waea mai (contact us on):, 04) 385 0611

*Tatataapui * Trans * Intersex * Queer * Rainbow * Plus friends and whaanau*

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Raw sugar is a FREE event, a SOBER event, and has GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS with hand rails. Aunty Dana’s is not currently wheelchair accessible, it is up two steps, it has a hand rail. The Gender Centre is up a lot of steps. We hate that too. One day we will get a ground floor situation going.

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Transgender Awareness Week 2019 Gala in Wellington!

Join Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s Youth Team as we celebrate Trans Awareness Week with a gala and host the Wellington launch of Counting Ourselves.

Filled with food, fun, and stalls featuring everything from handmade goods to zines to trans flag bunting, this event at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre is family friendly and mobility accessible. Entry is FREE but donations are welcome.

Come along to have a good time and celebrate Wellington’s trans community.

To register as a stallholder or performer please see this link for more info.