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Welcome to the August edition of Rainbow Auckland's newsletter!
Keeping you informed about relevant LGBTQI+ business and community news,
plus what’s happening at Rainbow Auckland.

“I'm not intimidated by anyone. Everyone is made with two arms, two legs, a stomach and a head. Just think about that.”
– Josephine Baker
Update from the President

At our August mixer, it was great to have along Mark Fisher from Body Positive, Karen Knight from the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust, Edward Cowley/Buckwheat from Staircase and Dr. Lung Choi of the new Grafton Medical Centre that he has opened. It was good to hear from them and gain awareness of what they are doing that can only but benefit us all. I appreciated the respect that was given to the speakers, as it is a reflection upon us all. I know that for our September mixer, and future ones to come, that this will continue.

One of our executive members had the chance to attend the 2nd Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference held between 28 – 30 August 2019. We all look forward to hearing from Danz on what happened at this conference. We will come up with a way for him to share what he learnt over those days to us all.

Behind the scenes, we are continuing to grow and maintain relationships for Rainbow Auckland throughout in the wider community. These relationships are from corporates, to government bodies and educational areas. With their help and support, we are going to be able to grow Rainbow Auckland, but also be able to offer greater content to the community of Rainbow Auckland.

One of these continuing relationships for Rainbow Auckland is with AUT, who has asked if they can host us for the October Mixer. We are looking forward to this and know it will be an interesting mixer to attend.

Ngā mihi,

Richard Burt
Staircase Bar
September Mixer – Mayoral Candidates
Generator, Britomart

Wednesday 4 September, from 5:30pm
Generator, Level 10-12, 11 Britomart Place
(Lift access via Espresso Workshop)

We held our last Mixer at Staircase Bar and we very much appreciate Staircase’s support of us — again, thank you to the owners and staff. 

Since our September mixer is slightly different, we have selected another venue:
Generator Britomart, 11 Britomart Place. 

Think of some questions you would like to ask the candidates and send us an email to — our MC, Steven Oates, will be drawing the questions from a hat and reading them out.

Information about voting in the elections can be found here.

We look forward to meeting you there and being able to get to know each other better.

We welcome new members and encourage existing members to introduce themselves to our new members at the next Mixer — our organisation is sustained by its membership and it’s important each one of us feels welcome. 
All guests and those interested in joining Rainbow Auckland are always very welcome.

Existing members: Free of charge.
Not-yet members: $10.00 at the door.

Lift entrance to Generator through Espresso Workshop:

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We welcome those who wish to have a hands-on approach with the group, or those who have ideas and feed forward on how we can grow Rainbow Auckland into the future.
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