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Auckland Pride Festival Inc

The mission of Auckland Pride Festival Inc is to develop the mana and standing of our Rainbow communities (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takatāpui, Fa’afafine, Intersex, Queer) – and to enhance the cultural richness of Auckland, and Aotearoa New Zealand at large.

We do this by facilitating New Zealand’s pre-eminent festival for our Rainbow communities to celebrate our culture, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Auckland Pride Festival Inc was established to operate as a not-for-profit governance body, recruiting a Board of seven community members with experience in business management, event management, public relations, marketing, sponsorship, legal, financial management, and community relationships.

The Board oversees the various aspects of mounting the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade, including the appointment of key event management, marketing and sponsorship positions to deliver the Auckland Pride Festival and its signature events in 2017.

The Board and its representatives will continue working with New Zealand’s Rainbow communities, valued partners, stakeholders and supporters, to ensure that the 2017 Auckland Pride Festival and Parade builds on previous successes to become a must-attend, destination event for local communities and visitors from around New Zealand, and around the world.

The Auckland Pride Festival Board is passionate about our Rainbow communities, and proud of the unique contribution and real difference that we make to people living in our city, our country, and throughout the South Pacific region.

Auckland Pride Festival Board

Kirsten Sibbit, Chair
Richard James, Treasurer
Julie Swift, Secretary
Lexie Matheson, ONZM
Sonya Apa Temata
Zakk D’Larté
Jaycee Tanuvasa

Festival Director

Julian Cook

Parade Producers

Jonathan Smith
Shaughan Woodcock

Photograph courtesy of Susan Blick.

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