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It’s thanks to Gold Sponsors like the ANZ New Zealand that we are able to bring you our fabulous fundraiser, the Rainbow Celebration Gala. Our friends at ANZ and their active rainbow team there have been longtime supporters of the Trust, and with their help we are able to put 100% of profits from this star studded
Thanks to the support of our fantastic Bronze Sponsors like Aurecon we can bring you another stunning event the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust has become known for. All profits from the event will go to helping the Trust do its important work within the community. You can help too by grabbing a ticket and coming
Not long to go until our Rainbow Celebration Gala! Thanks to GOLD sponsor Southern Cross Healthcare Insurance, we are able to bring you another glamorous fundraiser, raising money for the Trust so we can support the community, even in this topsy turvy year! Grab a ticket and come along for a night of glamour and
AUT – Auckland University of Technology has been a longtime supporter of the Trust and we are super pleased to have them on board as a Bronze sponsor for our Rainbow Celebration Gala this year. The Trust has been working alongside AUT to provide scholarships to students from across the Rainbow spectrum for many years
UBIQ bookshop is thrilled to support the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust’s Scholarship programme and help the next generation of LGBTIQ+ role models and leaders to succeed in their dreams and ambitions at the University of Auckland and AUT. As part of UBIQ’s focus on empowering students, we are offering up to four Rainbow New
Join us for an evening of glamour and sparkle, set in the sumptuous surrounds of one Auckland’s most stunning waterfront venues, The Wharf. The Rainbow Celebration Gala, brought to you by the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust is set to be a night to remember. The GALA is a true celebration with a different format
The Rule Foundation and Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust (RNZCT) are pleased to release a report on the state of Rainbow Philanthropy in Aotearoa. Conducted between August 2019 and April 2020, the report sourced data from some of the largest grant makers in Aotearoa, as well as a large number of Rainbow community organisations. In
The Topp Twins
The RNZCT is pleased to announce that the Rainbow Charity Dinner and Auction with the Topp Twins was a huge success raising a record $60,000, an almost 50% increase on last year!!! This achievement was made possible thanks to the generosity of the record number of Sponsors we had this year –Sharing Gold – ANZ and Southern Cross Health Society; Silver – Countdown; and four Bronze – Aurecon, Microsoft, KPMG,
The Rainbow Excellence Awards has donated $900 from table sales at the recent awards to the Trust who was chosen as their official charity partner for in a three year partnership. The Awards team commented that, “The principal objective of the Trust is to actively fundraise and attract sponsorships, donations and bequests in order to maintain a
The Topp Twins
We are delighted to announce The Topp Twins as the special guests at RNZCT’s annual dinner and auction. The Topp Twins, identical twin sisters Lynda and Jools Topp, are New Zealand national treasures who have performed around the world as an original comedy-music duo for more than 25 years. The twins re-invent themselves on stage,
    Organisations making an everyday difference for the LGBTI+ community have been recognised at the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards this afternoon. The announcement comes following newly conducted research that proves how vital it is for others to follow in their footsteps. New Zealand’s inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards were held at SKYCITY Auckland Convention
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The Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust has been chosen as the official charity partner for The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards in a 3 year partnership. The Awards team commented that “The principal objective of the Trust is to actively fundraise and attract sponsorships, donations and bequests in order to maintain a fund available to build strength through diversity within
One of the 2013 Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust Scholarship winners, Johann Go, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Johann studied Medicine at Auckland University. He is attending Worcester College at Oxford where he will commence PhD studies in September this year. The Trust is pleased to have helped Johann on his

New Trustees 2019

The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable trust is pleased to announce five new trustees. Craig WatsonAsma DeanKat DawnierStu PearceBrad Poulter You can see bio’s of all the trustees here

Scholarships 2019

On 31st January at the Rainbow Auckland Mixer the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust 2019 presented the LGBTI+ TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ! This year we were able to extend the scholarship programme from 4 to 7 (!) scholarships thanks to the generosity of long-term sponsor AUT – Auckland University of Technology and our new friends at
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