New Zealand transgender resources

In addition to transgender resources outside New Zealand, this site has specific information on local and national trans resources.

A note on terms

Takatāpui is a traditional Māori (te re0) term that translates loosely to “intimate companion of the same sex.” Some use it to embrace all Māori sex and gender minorities, including whakawāhine (loosely meaning “trans women”), tangata ira tāne (loosely meaning “trans men”).

General

Agender NZ (agender.org.nz)

  • One of the oldest online kiwi resources.

Health

New Zealand’s national healthcare for our community has a reputation for extremely long wait lists for service. Some kiwis who can afford it choose to get private healthcare out of pocket or engage in medical tourism overseas.

Ministry of Health (health.govt.nz)

Australia and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health – ANZPATH (anzpath.org)

  • Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents 2018 (PDF)

Legal

Department of Internal Affairs (dia.govt.nz)

Employment New Zealand (employment.govt.nz)

Youth

Ministry of Education (inclusive.tki.org.nz)

I’m Local (imlocal.co.nz)

  • Rural resources for trans+ youth

InsideOUT (insideout.org.nz)

Gender Minorities Aotearoa (genderminorities.com)

  • By transgender people for transgender people, including takataapui, whakawaahine, tangata ira taane, and people with differences of sex development.

Takatāpui (takatapui.nz)

  • Growing up Takatāpui: Whānau Journeys
  • Takatāpui: Part of the Whānau