Right now, Australia is burning. We can all do something about it.

Australia is being ravaged by the most devastating bushfire seasons the country has ever seen. Urgent support is needed to care for the thousands of injured wildlife, and when the fires clear, help restore the forest homes our koalas, kangaroos and other animals have lost. Purchase a rainbow pride tee this coming week and 100% of […]

Pride parade returns to Ponsonby for 2020

Ponsonby Road: Saturday, 29th February 2020 Pride parade returns to Ponsonby for 2020 A diverse celebration of fun, colour and proud sense of community Another chapter in the long and colourful history of Ponsonby Ponsonby Road has long been regarded as the home of parades forthe Rainbow Community. A place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]

Plans continue for Pride Month 2020

Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA) continues to work on plans for Pride Month 2020 despite being unable to secure funding from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Given the extensive works happening across the CBD, the possibility of a motorised parade is no longer an option. Because of that, RPA’s application to ATEED for event […]

An update from Rainbow Pride Auckland

The Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA) board met for a Special Members Meeting (SMM) to discuss events of the past couple of days. The board has accepted James’ resignation, and wish him well for his future endeavours. Recommendations will be provided to the guardianship panel for next steps, with the board due to convene again on […]

James Laverty resigns from Rainbow Pride Auckland

Following his public support of Brian Tamaki and the Destiny Church, James Laverty has resigned from his position as Guardian of Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA). “To pursue opportunities working with churches across New Zealand it’s time I step away from Rainbow Pride Auckland and let the board continue planning for next year’s pride month,” says […]

Welcome the first Chair of RPA, Matt Bagshaw.

Matt Bagshaw – Chair Matt Bagshaw is the founder and Director of embie people – a global business dedicated to putting employee happiness at the forefront of management thinking. Matt created the company after working as a human resources executive globally. His last role working closely with board members, involved representing key shareholder investments made […]

Latest board addition, Daniel Weeks.

The team are pleased to announce the latest addition to our board, Daniel Weeks. Daniel Weeks Daniel has a broad background in change management, process development, human resources and learning & development. Having spent 13 years living in Christchurch he made the move to Auckland in 2016 to further his career at an executive level. […]

Latest board addition, Andreas Derleth

Rainbow Pride Auckland is pleased to announce the latest addition to our board, Andreas Derleth. Andreas Derleth Andreas, going by his preferred name Andy, has always been passionate about contributing some of his time to a good cause. In his teenage years Andy organised youth holiday camps, later on participated in the voluntary fire brigade […]

Board & Advisory Announced

The working group would like to thank everyone who submitted their names to enhance the direction of Rainbow Pride Auckland which relates to seats on the Board and Advisory Panel. Interviews are well underway and it will not be too long before we have a completed team. We would like to acknowledge the overwhelming messages […]

Welcome To Rainbow Pride Auckland

It is with pleasure to announce that Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA) has been formed. RPA will reinstate and improve the direction of the Parade & Festival for 2020 and beyond. We want to engage with the LGBTIQ+ communities and our allies and encourage community groups, sponsors, corporates, and government agencies/institutions opportunities to participate and celebrate […]