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Media Release  |  16 June 2021
Auckland Pride announces a year-round calendar of queer events for and by Auckland’s Rainbow Communities!

Auckland Pride’s newest initiative furthers the queer agenda by creating a year-round calendar of queer events for and by Auckland’s Rainbow Communities. The Queer Agenda aims to…

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Media Release  |  16 March 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL 2021 BRINGS RAINBOW COLOURS TO ALL CORNERS OF NEW ZEALAND’S BIGGEST CITY AND ANNOUNCES NEW DATES

After an extended Festival, Auckland Pride are delighted to announce that Pride Month is here to stay, confirming the festival dates for next year: 1-27 February 2022. The full…

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Media Release  |  12 March 2021
Major Pride Events Resume this Weekend, Festival Continues Until April 17

Auckland Pride is relieved that the region is returning to Alert Level One at midday today, marking a return of postponed Pride events this weekend and allowing our Festival to continue…

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Media Release  |  5 March 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE HOPEFUL MAJOR EVENTS CAN RETURN NEXT WEEKEND!

Following the Government’s announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level Two, Auckland Pride and Proud Centres are hopeful that when Alert Levels are reassessed at the end of next…

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News  |  2 March 2021
Updates to Postponed Pride Festival Events Impacted by Alert Level Three

As Auckland Pride continues to respond to the impact of Alert Level Three on our events, we will provide regular updates on the status of events, postponement dates, and any additional…

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Media Release  |  1 March 2021
PRIDE WILL CONTINUE IN AUCKLAND BEYOND FEBRUARY AS MORE EVENTS POSTPONE; CLARIFIES HEALTH ADVICE THAT ENDED THE PRIDE PARTY

Auckland Pride will continue to support its artists, event organisers, and community as the Festival’s 40 postponed events expand beyond February in response to changes in Alert Levels.…

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Media Release  |  27 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE RESPONDS TO LATEST ALERT LEVEL SHIFT

Following the Government’s announcement that Auckland will return to Alert Level Three from 6am Sunday 28 February for a period of 7 days, Auckland Pride is postponing the remainder of the…

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Media Release  |  22 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE RETURNS IN FULL COLOUR FOR FINAL WEEK OF PRIDE MONTH, CALLS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER FOR PRIDE MARCH & PRIDE PARTY ON THE 27TH

Auckland Pride is incredibly excited by the announcement that Tāmaki Makaurau is returning to Alert Level One, so that Pride Month can continue in full colour – with the Pride March…

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News  |  18 February 2021
Festival Events Update in Response to COVID-19 Alert Levels

As Auckland Pride continues to respond to COVID-19 and the implementation of our Alert Level Two & Three plans, we will be providing daily updates on the status of our Festival Events…

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Media Release  |  17 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE IMPLEMENTS ALERT LEVEL TWO PLAN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK, NO DECISION MADE ON MARCH AND PARTY.

Following this afternoon’s announcement from the Government that Auckland is moving down to Alert Level Two at 11:59pm tonight, Auckland Pride is implementing its Alert Level Two Plan…

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News  |  16 February 2021
Updates on the Status of Festival Events in Response to Alert Level Three

Auckland Pride will continue to provide daily updates on our Festival events and advise of any changes as a result of current and future COVID-19 Alert Level settings. Following…

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News  |  15 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE’S LEVEL THREE FESTIVAL PLANS NOW IN PLACE

Auckland Pride has fully implemented its Alert Level Three Festival Plan, with updates on the status of events available for all 26 events that were planned to take place between 7pm Sunday…

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Media Release  |  14 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE IMPLEMENTS ALERT LEVEL THREE FESTIVAL PLANS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL 11:59 WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY

Following this evening’s announcement that Auckland is moving to Alert Level Three for three days in response to Auckland’s latest community cases of COVID-19, Auckland Pride is…

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News  |  14 February 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE RESPONDS TO SUNDAY’S COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS

Auckland Pride is working closely with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation following today’s announcement of three new community cases of COVID-19. At this time the Deputy Prime Minister…

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News  |  28 January 2021
Auckland Pride Responds To Auckland COVID-19 Developments

Auckland Pride have continued to follow developments since Sunday regarding the cases of COVID-19 that have emerged following their release from MIQ. We were hoping to not have to provide an…

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News  |  24 January 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE RESPONDS TO LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS

Auckland Pride has been closely following today’s developments regarding the case of COVID-19 in Northland’s community following their release from MIQ. We have planned extensively for…

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Media Release  |  11 January 2021
AUCKLAND PRIDE CONFIRMS LARGEST PROGRAMME IN FESTIVAL HISTORY FOR 2021 PRIDE MONTH

Auckland Pride Month will be full to the brim this February with a massive 203 events taking place in all corners of Tāmaki Makaurau. With its largest programme ever, Auckland Pride have…

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Media Release  |  14 December 2020
FIRST AUCKLAND PRIDE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT OFFERS QUEER CELEBRATIONS IN ALL CORNERS OF TĀMAKI MAKAURAU

The first wave of the open-access programme from Auckland Pride Festival 2021 has just gone live, with an incredible range of community created events spanning right across the city.…

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Media Release  |  19 November 2020
Auckland Pride announces the theme for the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival: Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai.

Last night Auckland Pride called the Rainbow communities of Aotearoa together to celebrate the Launch of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival and begin in earnest the countdown to February and…

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Media Release  |  18 November 2020
Spark and Pride partnership continues to empower Auckland’s Rainbow communities

Following the success of the Pride and Spark Empowerment Initiative, which helped 15 rainbow community groups bring their creative events and projects to life for Pride 2020, Spark has…

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News  |  11 November 2020
Auckland Pride condemns Mercy Pictures

The Auckland Pride Festival’s mission is to create space for inclusivity and diversity that reflects the queer communities of Tāmaki Makaurau. As a board it is our responsibility to…

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News  |  30 October 2020
Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative Deadline Extended

The submission deadline to the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative has been extended, with a second round of funding announced to provide additional resource, support,…

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News  |  28 October 2020
Two Takatāpui Join the Board of Auckland Pride

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, tēnā tātou te hunga takatāpui o Tāmaki Makaurau.  Auckland Pride are happy to announce the addition of two new members to its board, appointed to…

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Media Release  |  7 September 2020
REGISTRATIONS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES OPEN FOR AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL 2021

Registrations for the month-long celebration of Auckland Pride Festival 2021 are now open! Taking suggestions, funding applications, and event registrations, Auckland Pride welcomes the…

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Media Release  |  31 August 2020
AUCKLAND PRIDE EXTENDS FESTIVAL TO A FULL MONTH PROGRAMME FOR 2021

Auckland Pride are pleased to announce that the Auckland Pride Festival 2021 will extend to the full month of February for the very first time, running February 3-28. An expanded month-long…

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News  |  17 August 2020
2021 Festival Registrations Delayed Due to COVID-19

First of all we hope that you’re doing well and keeping safe after our sudden return to Alert Level Three. It definitely took us by surprise, and know how much this impacts our…

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News  |  6 August 2020
Catch up on our 2020 Annual General Meeting

July has been a very busy month at Auckland Pride and following on from our recent Annual General Meeting, we have lots of news to share. Sharing our Annual Report On Sunday 19 July…

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News  |  26 July 2020
Changes to the board of Auckland Pride

Following on from a successful 2020 Annual General Meeting, the Board of Auckland Pride farewells four members as their terms come to an end, and warmly welcomes some new additions to the…

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Media Release  |  8 July 2020
Auckland Pride Announce Fundraiser for Aotearoa’s BIPOC Queer and Trans Community

Auckland Pride has released a fundraising campaign, Where It Matters, to support queer and trans creatives responding to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the…

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Media Release  |  26 June 2020
NZ PRIDE FESTIVALS JOIN SENSATIONAL INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP FOR GLOBAL PRIDE

Three Pride Festivals from around Aotearoa will celebrate with their international partners on Saturday 27 June as Auckland Pride, Wellington International Pride Parade, and Winter Pride…

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News  |  15 June 2020
Auckland Pride Encourages Rainbow Community to Submit on Auckland Council Emergency Budget

Auckland Council is currently consulting on its Emergency Budget which makes significant cuts that will have direct ramifications on arts and culture in Tāmaki Makaurau. The only way to…

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News  |  18 February 2020
Auckland Pride Announces Dates for the 2021 Pride Festival!

After finishing the largest Auckland Pride Festival in our history, Auckland Pride is proud to announce the dates for the 2021 Festival: 3-21 February! Auckland Pride Festivals have…

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Media Release  |  13 January 2020
Largest Auckland Pride Festival confirmed with full 2020 Programme

Celebrating with the city’s first multi-genre festival of a new decade, the full 2020 Auckland Pride Festival programme has landed and offers the largest line-up of events in…

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Media Release  |  6 December 2019
FIRST WAVE OF AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL 2020 GOES ON-SALE WITH OURGALA

Returning to the Auckland Pride Festival line-up, the cherished Pride Gala is back with a reinvigorated format for 2020. Opening the performance programme on Saturday 1 February, tickets…

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Media Release  |  27 November 2019
Spark joins Pride as Major Partner to Empower Auckland’s Rainbow Communities

The Auckland Pride Festival, in collaboration with Spark, is excited to announce a new initiative for Pride 2020, designed to help support diverse rainbow communities bring creative events…

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Media Release  |  30 October 2019
NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF AUCKLAND PRIDE

As the board of the Auckland Pride Festival Inc. sadly farewells Emma Henderson, they are pleased to welcome a new member, Robyn Vella, and add another member of the whānau, Kyle Habershon,…

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News  |  30 September 2019
A call for expressions of interest to join the Pride Board

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Ia orana, Taloha ni, Halo, Kona mauri, Namaste, Salam, Ni Hao and Welcome! With the theme for the 2020…

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News  |  26 September 2019
Auckland Pride Endorses Sydney for World Pride 2023

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Ia orana, Taloha ni, Halo, Kona mauri, and warm pacific greetings from Auckland Pride! The Auckland Pride…

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News  |  16 September 2019
Auckland Pride Festival Registrations are open!

Auckland Pride is proud to announce that registrations for the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival are now open! By launching the festival theme and registration details earlier, we aim to…

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Media Release  |  2 September 2019
Our Liberation, Our Celebration, Our Pride

Auckland Pride is proud to announce the theme for the 2020 Pride Festival: Our Liberation, Our Celebration, Our Pride. Registrations for Auckland’s fabulous festival open earlier than ever…

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