Beginners Guide to Queer

Rainbow Rangatahi‘ invites you to join us to learn more about how to understand and protect young people in our region.

Are there things you wish you understood about Rainbow/LGBTQIA+ people? Would you like to watch the movie, Rūrangi (FREE event)?Would you like to help make our community safer and more inclusive for our youth?


Saturday Sept 24 at Black Box Theatre, 17 Sammaree Place, Kerikeri

1pm: Welcome and NZ Movie Rūrāngi, (M rating*)

3pm: Kai (sponsored by Neat Eats Caterers)

3.30-5pm: Q & A session with some amazing humans who identify in the queer community.

You will have an opportunity to ask questions anonymously, and we’ll also be asking the stuff that you want to know, but don’t want to ask.

Come along and create positive change with us.

BOOK FREE TICKETS :  or paste this link into your browser

VERY LIMITED SEATS so book your ticket now

*MOVIE-Rūrangi (Rated M-contains suicide reference and offensive language) Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult or have signed permission to view with us.

Please follow us on Instagram: @rainbow_rangatahi for updates


We were super privileged to celebrate the amazing life of Dame Whina Cooper with her mokopuna and whānau from across the motu. Not only were we graced with the company of Dame Whina’s whānau, we also had Co-Director Paula Whetu-Jones with us.  We were all moved and inspired by the story of this incredible wāhine, brought to life in the biopic ‘Whina’.  

For so many years we have had Dame Whina Cooper’s quote on our wall:  “Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear. Take care of what they see. For how the children grow, so will the shape of Aotearoa.” 

So true. What we invest in our children now will reap rewards in the future.

After a warm and heartfelt powhiri from our local hāpu, Ngāti Rehia, we shared kai and had an exciting auction showcasing the auctioneering talents of a local rangatahi.  Nick is a senior at Kerikeri High School and with the support of super generous sponsors, he helped us raise over $10k!  

Watch this great slide show of the event– [By clever Laura Bolt from Kids and Co Photos] 

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