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Friends of the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand

Become a Friend of LAGANZ

LAGANZ's Board of Trustees has set up a nationwide network of supporters known as Friends of LAGANZ. Friends can help ensure close ties between the Archives and the communities it serves, and provide a stable base of financial support for ongoing growth of the collections.

Friends receive occasional e-newsletters alerting them to LAGANZ's activities, including community events involving the Archives and our volunteer activities.

There are two types of membership of the Friends of LAGANZ:

  • Personal membership and
  • Corporate membership (available to incorporated and unincorporated groups).

The Friends' subscription each 1 July to 30 June financial year is:

  • $20 for waged personal members
  • $10 for student personal members
  • $15 for other unwaged personal members
  • $40 for corporate/group members.

Friends membership subscriptions are not tax deductible, but as the LAGANZ Trust has charitable status all donations are tax deductible.

Consider Making a Donation

LAGANZ faces storage costs of $460/month for secure offsite storage for large deposits of LGBTIFFIQ community organisations' material that are awaiting processing. Recent large acquisitions include material from Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Operating costs such as storage do not fit the criteria for many funders of community and heritage sector projects or groups, so we depend on donations to cover these.

We are also embarking on a programme to commission an online digital archive platform, that will enable us to collect, manage and offer online access to digitised items in our collections. We have plans to apply for funding from various sources over the next two- to three- years, but donations towards our fund will enable to us to seed fund important preparatory work.

Ways to Donate

The Board is mindful to support donors to make payments easily and to offer receipts as promptly as possible.

These options work well:

  • Set up an automatic payment (AP) through online banking
    • We will send you a receipt annually (in April) or quarterly if you prefer.
    • $5 or $10 a fortnight can make a real difference to LAGANZ.

  • One-off payment by online banking or cheque
    • We will send you a receipt within 2 weeks of being notified of your payment or banking your cheque.

  • Support LAGANZ's annual Givealittle campaign
  • Payroll giving (if offered by your employer)
    • The Trust is an authorised donee with Inland Revenue; our IRD number is 052-782-791.
    • Just provide to your employer:
      • our full name: Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand: Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa Trust, and
      • our Charities number CC27707.

LAGANZ Bank Account

Our bank account is with BNZ.

Account number: 020500-0899403-00
Account name: The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand Trust Account

Our Receipts

Our receipts for payments made directly to LAGANZ will be sent in the post and also emailed to you as a scanned PDF (for ease of uploading to your MyIR account online).

They will include the full name of the Trust, our Charities number CC27707, IRD number 052-782-791 and will itemise your donation(s) for the period and Friends membership (if you join/renew) separately.

Receipts will be signed by the Treasurer or the Secretary of the Trust.

We do not send receipts for payments that are solely Friends subscriptions as these are not tax deductible.

If you donate to LAGANZ projects through crowdfunding platforms the receipt will be from whichever charitable organisation runs the platform and distributes the funds to LAGANZ.

LAGANZ's Annual Givealittle Campaign

LAGANZ runs an annual campaign in Givealittle - see Givealittle: Help Preserve Rainbow History - which aims to raise awareness of LAGANZ's activities and its operating expenses, particularly secure storage, in the wider community. (That is, outside of our existing core of generous Friends of LAGANZ).

Our target in the new financial year running from July 2022 to June 2023 is $6,351.

Membership Application/Renewal or Donation Form

If you are interested in joining the Friends of LAGANZ or wish to make a donation, print and complete either of these forms, and email or post to the Treasurer:

Note: We are happy to receive the same details in an email to the Treasurer, Gavin Hamilton at board@laganz.org.nz.

Send the form and your payment by post or by email to:

PO Box 11-695

Members agree to support the objects of the LAGANZ Trust.


Current members can also use the form above to update their address details and to supply an email address.

We send out Friends membership renewal notices by email to save on postage costs: first renewal notice in July, second (reminder) in February.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Friends of LAGANZ and/or making a donation! The Board and curators really value your contribution.




Last updated: 1 Jun 2022

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa
PO Box 11-695, Manners St, Wellington 6142
Alexander Turnbull Library, 70 Molesworth St, Wellington 6011

Curator Tel: +64 4 462 3972 | Trust Secretary Mob: +64 27 444 3961

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