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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

Pride Grants 2019

On 31st January at the Rainbow Auckland Mixer the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust was proud to distribute $11,800 in grant funding to support the staging of events during the 2019 Auckland Pride Festival and other events not part of the Festival. Auckland Community Participation Grants;Body Positive Big Gay Out cafeDoc Edge Pride 2019 Film Screenings
Do you like wine? Do you like to have the convenience of deliveries direct to your home or office? Would you like a way of donating to the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust without it costing you anything? We have a great new way for people to help us raise funds that go directly back to
Following a unanimous decision by Trustees at a special Trust Board meeting last night the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust (RNZCT) is announcing that it is withdrawing sponsorship of key events put on by the Auckland Pride Board and in particular the Auckland Pride Parade 2019. The Trustees consider Pride’s decision to refuse the NZ
Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that following an inspirational address by the Rt Hon. Helen Clark, introduced by Chris Carter, the Auction made a record $43,000! This achievement was made possible thanks to the generosity of our key Sponsors KPMG, Southern Cross Healthcare, AUT and Grey Lynn Tyreworx; the many donors
Helen Clark is confirmed to be the guest speaker at the Rainbow Dinner and Auction fundraiser to be held Sunday 9 September at the Cordis Hotel (formally Langham). This is the first fundraising event the Trust has held for two years and is a key part of the change early this year when the GABA Charitable Trust became the Rainbow New
The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust is seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join the existing Trustees and expand representation from Auckland to nationwide. We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate any of the following attributes: Engagement with their LGBTQI+ community, events and activities. Experience in fundraising. Skills that will aid the
Rainbow NZ Trust ally Mai Chen is at it again! Leading the way for diversity with the SuperDiverseWomen initiative and the new #MyIdentity campaign. Rainbow NZ Trust Board Member Cathy Parker has been working closely these organisations to raise awareness of transgender people and the LGBTQI+ community generally. Cathy featured as a guest speaker at the
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