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Media Release

10 August 2018


Auckland Pride 2018 was our largest and most visible Festival and Parade to date, delivering a wide range of experiences and positive outcomes for our super-diverse rainbow communities.

Throughout August, Auckland Pride invites LGBTIQ+ individuals and Tāmaki Makaurau’s rainbow communities to join in the dialogue at our annual series of Auckland Pride Community Hui.

Feedback from these meetings directly influences the mahi of the Auckland Pride Board, as well as the Festival Director and Parade Director.

Open to everyone, the dates and venues for the 2018 Auckland Pride Community Hui series are:

Saturday 18 August, 2pm-4pm
Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road

Tuesday 21 August, 7pm-9.30pm
Te Unga Waka Marae, 1 Clyde Street, Epsom

Wednesday 22 August, 7pm-9pm
Online Hui, Facebook Live

Saturday 25 August, midday-4pm
Ministry for Pacific Peoples, 2/22 Amersham Way, Manukau

There will be a special focus on Takatāpui Māori kōrero and kaupapa at the hui hosted by Te Unga Waka Marae. Co-hosted with the Love Life Fono, the talanoa at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples will include a focus on engagement with Pacific communities.

Hosted by Zakk d’Larté, with an emphasis on Youth engagement, the Online Hui will be live-streamed on Auckland Pride’s Facebook page on Wednesday 22 August, between 7pm and 9pm.

Everyone who attends one of the hui – in person or online – will go in the draw to win two coveted tickets to the Rainbow Dinner and Auction with Helen Clark at Cordis Auckland on Sunday 9 September.

If you would like a specific issue to be discussed at one of the hui, please send an email to [email protected]. Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss their pet topics, so don’t stress if you’re unable to make contact in advance.

All four Auckland Pride Community Hui are open to everyone – so come along or engage online, meet the Auckland Pride team, and brainstorm on the Festival and Parade that we’re passionate about!



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