The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards

Welcome to the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards And Development Forum

2020 Date announced: 1 May 2020, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Earlybird Tickets on sale now for Awards Lunch
Earlybird Tickets on sale now for Development Forum

Welcome to the New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards: celebrating workplace leadership, innovation, best practice and collaboration.

Our annual awards programme brings all organisations who aspire to improve the work-place experience of "rainbow" people together to showcase best practice and celebrate outstanding progress as we continue to strive towards a more inclusive community of workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards will be held on 1 May 2020, AOTEA Centre from 12am to 3:30pm, followed by mix and mingle.
The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Development Forum will be held on 1 May 2020, AOTEA Centre from 9am to 12 noon.

(View video highlights from 2019).

See the 2019 New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards Winners.

Entries for 2020 open in early 2020. Dates and categories to be announced.

The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards

The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards is designed to bring current and aspiring Rainbow Tick organisations together to learn, share and celebrate rainbow inclusion practices across New Zealand.

There are a range of award categories, structured to capture some of the depth and breadth of progress being made by our colleagues across a wide range of organisations and industries.

The awards are judged by some of New Zealand's leading rainbow inclusion experts and will provide useful insights for all of us to learn from and contribute to.

Highlights from 2019

Catch a few of the highlights from the 2019 New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards on the video link below.

Showcasing our inspiring leaders - join us at our Development Forum

We welcome all to join us to share in discussion and exploration of our community's deeper and more challenging learnings from the last year.

Some of our colleagues have made significant progress with rainbow programmes, policies and practices, in some very challenging and diverse environments. What are others doing, how are they doing it and what are their learnings?

Find out more about the New Zealand Rainbow Tick Excellence Awards Development Forum.