January Soundshell at the Botanical Gardens
to Jan 28

January Soundshell at the Botanical Gardens

Come and join us....

Throughout January some of our Members and Board will be attending some of the awesome Garden Magic 2018! Bring a picnic and a blanket and let's enjoy some more of this wonderful Wellington Summer!!

Wellington’s iconic concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest!

Come early to grab a good picnic spot, and as the sun goes down see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting.

Visit wellington.govt.nz/events for the full Gardens Magic programme. For updates or postponements check Wellington City Council’s Facebook page.

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RW End of Year Dinner
7:00 PM19:00

RW End of Year Dinner

Rainbow Wellington End of Year Dinner
  Saturday 9 December 2017

58 Cambridge Terrace (corner Vivian and Cambridge)

Another great banquet to enjoy with others in Rainbow Wellington
Arrive at 7.00PM for pre dinner drinks and the meal will begin soon after 7.15PM  
Menu for the meal is below
BYO wine included in the price
or you can purchase drinks at the restaurant.
This is a venue we have very successfully used in earlier years, which has been re-branded and is now back under the leadership of the previous owner and Thai chef. 


              $40 for Rainbow Wellington Financial members
Non Members  $50 for members
If you wish to have vegetarian or gluten free food, please ensure that you advise Rainbow Wellington at the time you make the booking.

Please pay by internet banking to Rainbow Wellington

 Westpac, Account No: 03-0566-0164688–00

 please write DIN in the reference box

Alternatively you can pay in cash to a RW Board member at the next  RW drinks nights 

Bookings Close Wednesday 6 December 2017

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Rainbow Wellington Pizza/Pasta Banquet
6:30 PM18:30

Rainbow Wellington Pizza/Pasta Banquet

Rainbow Wellington Pizza/Pasta Banquet

                              Tuesday 19 September

Mediteranean Foods

42 Constable Street, Newtown


 Back by popular endorsement in the recent survey!

 The Italian themed music which is organised will help to enhance the evening .

 Arrive at 6.30PM: 

The banquet commences at 6.45PM and will finish at 9.00PM

Prosecco on arrival.

 Starters of antipasto followed by pizza and pasta (Rigatoni with Pork Shoulder Ragout), which will be served until guests indicate they have had enough.

Served with the meal will be: sparkling Italian mineral water, and a limited amount of red & white house wine, or Peroni Beer.

The menu will finish with coffee or tea from the café and a sweet, usually gelato.

Grocery/wine shopping available during the night (Until 9.00PM)

10% Discount at the store for purchases on the night.

Cost:                   $40 for Rainbow Wellington Financial members

Non-Members   $50 for  non members

 If you wish to have vegetarian or gluten free food, please ensure that you advise RW at the time you make the booking.

 Please pay by internet banking to Rainbow Wellington, Westpac, Account No: 03-0566-0164688–00 write MED in Reference box.  You can also pay in cash to The Board Treasurer at RW drinks

Bookings close Friday 15 September.

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2017 Rainbow Election Forum
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Rainbow Election Forum

2017 Rainbow Election Forum


When: 22.08.2017 at 6pm


Where: St Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington, 6011






From the early days when the LGBTTQIAP+ community was in the closet and constantly in fear of homophobic attacks, to today where we have equal rights and protections on paper, we have made a huge way together. However, people tend to believe that the discrimination has stopped and that there is nothing to struggle for. But we know that there is a lot to fight for, from Transphobia through to economic rights, discrimination in budgets and high rates of youth suicide.


In this election forum, parliamentary candidates (for New Zealand’s 52nd parliament) will show what they have done for the LGBTTQIAP+ community in their last term in office and what their plans are for their next term. They will address the adversities that the community faces and will also ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS to convince you that they are your right choice!


What a way we have come as a community together, but there is still more to fight for! So no matter who you are voting for, your presence is a vote for the LGBTTQIAP+ community!

Link to the Facebook Event:


Unicorn blesses,

Rainbow Wellington

Produced by - Lauren Wilkerson (Board Member Rainbow Wellington)

Poster by Louie Neale (Our fabulous graphic designer) (https://louienealeartist.wordpress.com/)

Audio recording | Gareth Watkins | PrideNZ (http://www.pridenz.com/rainbow_election_forum_2017.html)

Gareth Watkins | Election forum podcast | Interviews with the Politicians... (http://www.pridenz.com/lets_talk_about_hate_speech.html)



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Queer Pillows social networking event
7:00 PM19:00

Queer Pillows social networking event

  • 24 Upland Road Wellington, Wellington, 6012 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Queer Pillows is an interaction between community members in an intimate and safe space. Here in Queer Pillows we can speak about issues that we would not speak about out of the queer circle. We can chose to talk about homophobia/LGBTQ+ phobia experiences that we have had, discrimination that you felt and projects that you want to create. This is a space for advice, or even just a place to speak and be heard.

The time will be guided by a host as a group dynamic. It will be around two hours in a private space.

If you want you can bring your own pillow, if you want to bring refreshments, then feel free (just make it vegan). We will serve tea and vegan cookies.

If we are at the maximum capacity of 15 people and there is demand for more people, then we will try to open an another event.

Please send to Rainbow Wellington a message to confirm participation.

Please don't forget to "like" the following pages:
Rainbow Wellington
Uni Q Massey Wellington

Unicorn blesses,
Yuval Jacob Zalk - PR Manager

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RW Mid-Winter Dinner Saturday 1 July 2017 at Cin Cin 156 Cuba St Wellington
7:00 PM19:00

RW Mid-Winter Dinner Saturday 1 July 2017 at Cin Cin 156 Cuba St Wellington

Mid-Winter Dinner at Cin Cin - less than a month away!

Rainbow Wellington will hold it's mid-winter dinner at Italian Restaurant Cin Cin, 156 Cuba Street Wellington.
Date: Saturday 1 July 2017
Time: 7pm
Cost $45 (RW members) $55 (non-members)



Includes three course meal with choices of each course. Drinks not included - please pay on the night at the time of purchase.

Please reserve your place by making an online payment to: Rainbow Wellington,  Bank Account  03-0566-0164688-000. In the Payee information please include your name and reference “Cin Cin”.  For those unable to pay online, you can pay Gavin in cash at RW drinks evenings.


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