Gatherings

Thursday 19 October 2017–Monday 23 October 2017

A gathering for gay/bi/pan/queer cis men, trans men, and transmasculine people at Autumn Farm. Radical Faeries Aotearoa/New Zealand (RadFaeNZ) warmly invite you to join us in celebrating Beltane at Autumn Farm, home to our most honourable and esteemed Peter Finlayson and Pete Banham. Autumn Farm is a clothing optional, eco-friendly accommodation with a warm, inclusive social atmosphere. (Please note that Autumn Farm is a dog-free venue.) The gathering begins with the evening meal and opening ritual on Thursday October 19th and ends after breakfast and the closing ritual on the morning of Monday October 23rd. You’re welcome to arrive any time on Thursday. If you would like to arrive a day or so earlier, please contact Peter and Pete at Autumn Farm to arrange additional accommodation at www.autumnfarm.com. What is a gathering? Faerie gatherings are a time of creating community, a time to connect with the land and the seasons, a time for ritual and meditation, a time for sharing. We embrace each other as friends and lovers. We embrace ourselves as men who love men. We embrace the world we inhabit and this planet that gives us life. It is an opportunity to leave the concrete... more

Friday 23 June 2017–Sunday 25 June 2017

He mihi mahana ki a tātou katoa, on behalf of RadFanz Aotearoa I would like to warmly invite all self-identified Radical faeries to the Mid-Winter Solstice gatherette to be held at Horopito Cottage (thanks to the gracious owners Chris, Kris and Andy). Horopito Cottage is located near the base of Mount Ruapehu (i te rohe o ngā iwi o Tuwharetoa), on the Central Plateau (the nearest large township being Ohakune, approximately  3-4 hours drive from Wellington, or 4 ½ hours drive from Auckland).  The gathering will begin on Friday the 23rd (if people would like to arrive on Thursday evening that could also be arranged- just let the QR ‘me’ Scattina know), and we will have a closing ceremony sometime on Sunday (it will be short, sweet and cosy as). There is the possibility for people to stay longer if they wish, the details of such can be organised with the owners of Horopito Cottage.  Celebrated for centuries as Christmas in Northern hemisphere European cultures, winter solstice is an important time to re-connect with one another as we move through the darkest period of the year back towards light and growth. The appearance of Matariki in early June is also a seasonal reminder to... more