February 2 - April 1, 2016, various venues. Strongly experimental in nature, totally open access policy - includes theater, dance, comedy & visual arts, but due to organised chaos of festival anything and everything could be happening.
March 5-13, 2016. Annual event, 30 years running, kicks off with Love Parade! full of fabulous fun and frolics, open to all. Starts at Frank Kitts Park ends at Waitangi Park. Full day fair features 60+ stalls of clothing, jewellery, crafts, books, toys, electronics, plus food and drinks, free entertainment: singers, drag queens/ kings, comedians, and circus performers on stage.
May - June, 2016, in Wellington, the annual queer film festival for New Zealand with LGBT narrative feature films, documentaries and narrative short films from around the world. See their website for previous years' events and this year's schedule. Skipped 2015 festival - look for updates for 2016: