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Paekakariki Pride Festival

A Rainbow in the Village

Paekakariki Pride Parade


Photo Credit: Mark Coote


If you’d like to make a donation to Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2021 our bank account details are:

Paekakariki Pride Inc 38-9022-0615920-00

All donations will be divided evenly between: Kapiti Youth Services (KYS) – Project Youth, Paekākāriki school for Rainbow resources, and towards next year’s Paekākāriki Pride Festival.

Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2021 presents...

Paekākāriki Pride Beautification Project

Prizes to be won!

Where: Paekākāriki Village

When: All of October through to 5th November.

Cost: Absolutely free!

We invite you, the folks of Paekākāriki, to create a Rainbow in the village by decorating your property, business, pets and people with rainbow colours and symbols to show YOUR Pride in the village.


• My place – could be your letterbox, shed, fence, garden, house, window, or anywhere on your property that you can build, paint, create artworks.

• Pets – dress up your four-legged, feathered or fishy whanau

• Business – your shopfront, window, signage, product display

• In the village – could be sand art, temporary, legal art works around the village

• Groups – enter as a community group – Scouts, school, playcentre, radio station, surf club etc.

• People – go all OUT with the wackiest, most-colourful Pride outfit. Extra points for matching families and pets.

How to enter

1. Create your version of what Pride in the village looks like.

2. Take a photo of it.

3. Upload the photo to our Facebook or Instagram pages or email us at [email protected] with a description of your creation, and which category you’re entering.

4. Competition closes 31 October when judging takes place.

5. Winners announced the week beginning 1st November.

Note: This is NOT a photography competition. We require your photos so we can share your entry on our pages.


• You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you like.

• We encourage you to reuse, recycle, borrow and collaborate.

• No correspondence will be entered into.

• We are open to bribes (joking).

• Entries must comply with Covid-19 settings and be lawful.

Get creative and show your support for the rainbow communities everywhere, completion runs till 5th Nov 2021

Link to Pride Shop NZ  to purchase Flags,  Clothing, Accessories etc


We’re bent but we’re not broken!

You’ve probably guessed by now that we’ve had to change things up for our festival due to Covid-19 restrictions.*

In the interests of public and community safety we’ve cancelled the parade, the dance, the dog show and picnic. BUT.... and it’s a beautiful but...

...The Paekākāriki Pride Festival will still go ahead in some form. Watch this space for updates.

*[The purpose of our small but perfectly formed festival is to create safe and inclusive spaces where folks can connect and celebrate our wonderful Rainbow communities, identities, histories and vision for our futures. One of the most important elements is the ability to hold gatherings where people can meet, mingle, hug, and connect. We realise the danger to the health and safety of our communities of being in close proximity to one another at this time.]*Paekakariki Pride Festival 2021 - Labour Weekend 23rd - 25th October

Nau mai, haere mai ki Paekakariki

Nga mihi ki te whare tupuna

Nga mihi ki a Papatūānuku

Nga mihi ki te hunga mate

Nga mihi ki te hunga ora

Nga mihi ki Ngati Haumia

Tena koutou tena koutou

Tena koutou katoa

How it all began - The World Record attempt for the "World's shortest Pride Parade" Paekakariki, New Zealand, October 2017. - credit Eli Hill video

A Rainbow in the Village (2019)

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