Be part of the Celebration: Parade registrations now open!

Rainbow Pride Auckland is opening applications for its 2021 Parade today, encouraging all community groups and organisations both big and small, to take part in a celebration of diversity on Saturday 20 February 2021. Groups that want to apply are required to fill in a short application form that is available at  From local […]

Destiny Church is NOT part of the Rainbow Parade

Rainbow Pride Auckland can confirm that Destiny Church is NOT taking part in the Rainbow Parade, 29 February 2020.  We have been made aware of a ‘fake news’ article being circulated via social media.  Rainbow Pride Auckland would like to express it does not support Brian Tamaki or Destiny Church, an organisation which does not […]

Rainbow Week at Viaduct Harbour

Viaduct Harbour in association with Rainbow Pride Auckland brings you Rainbow Week. From 17th – 23rd February Viaduct Harbour will be celebrating all shades of the rainbow with festivities, fanfare and fabulousness. This will be a week FULL of celebrations! Check out what’s happening below and join our Facebook event page as we continue to post more details. Headquarters will be hosting a Family Bar Takeover all […]

New Zealand Police staff a welcome part of Auckland’s first Rainbow Parade

Police will join Auckland’s Rainbow Parade Strong partnerships formed with Rainbow community groups to showcase commitment to valuing diversity New Zealand Police Diversity network to lead the design of parade involvement   Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA) are excited to welcome New Zealand Police who will be participating in the upcoming Auckland Rainbow Parade. The parade, […]

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 […]