Our First SME !

Publicis Lanyard

We've been working on a way to make the Rainbow Tick work for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). This is essential as New Zealand is very much an SME based economy, and we're pleased to say we've got it right and have started the process with Publicis Loyalty, a call-centre operator. The … [Read more...]

We’re One Year Old !

The Rainbow Tick was launched on the 17th February 2014 during the Pride Festival and what a year we’ve had.  Going from an idea being floated the year before that and then launched into a fully-fledged programme that some of New Zealand’s biggest companies have decided is worth their time and … [Read more...]

New Survey Data from Westpac

Westpac has commissioned Nielsen to conduct a survey on workplace acceptance of people from Rainbow communities. The scale and geographic reach of this survey make it the most accurate survey of its kind in New Zealand to date and it provides some very interesting information.  The core finding, … [Read more...]

Sky City Gets the Rainbow Tick !

Michael Stevens and Gràinne Troute

We at the Rainbow Tick are  happy to announce that SKYCITY Auckland  has achieved Rainbow Tick certification, recognising SKYCITY as an employer that encourages and affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui and intersex (LGBTTI) staff. SKYCITY General Manager Corporate Services … [Read more...]

The Power of Advertising !

We love this new ad from DirectTV in the USA, and think it's about time for something similar here in NZ. Advertising plays a huge role in shaping the way we see and think about the world, so it's great to see that more and more are aware of the fact that there are people from the Rainbow … [Read more...]

ASB Gets Rainbow Tick !


ASB is the first bank to be awarded the Rainbow Tick it was announced today.  The ASB has been working with the Rainbow Tick since June to get itself up to this standard and reaching this level reflects ASB’s commitment to being a truly inclusive workplace.  Already well-known for its sponsorship … [Read more...]

First Certificate Awarded

Rainbow Tick Function

On September 9th we were able to award the fist Rainbow Tick certificate to Simpson Grierson Ltd at their offices in the Lumley Tower in Shortland Street. Partner Heather Ash and HR Director Jo Copeland were there to officially accept the award, handed over by Programme Director Michael Stevens … [Read more...]