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Help us support Pride across Australia and New Zealand in 2020! From January 27 to March 1 and then March 12-22 (Christchurch only), we will be matching customer donations in-store to the value of $10,000.
All donations will go to Minus18 and Qtopia, two organisations that work to support and celebrate rainbow youth. The next time you are in one of our stores, simply look out for our donation points and help us to support these valuable initiatives.
The Minus18 Foundation is Australia’s youth-driven charity for LGBTIQ youth. For over 21 years, Minus18 has been running high impact LGBTIQ events, workshops and campaigns, creating peer-support, safe spaces and inclusive environments across Australia.
Qtopia is a social service for LGBTQIA+ young people, their whānau and their communities. Using education, advocacy, support and celebration, Qtopia aims to create positive and lasting social change.
We are running two adventures over March in Sydney and Christchurch to celebrate Pride, while you can also check out some of the major public events also listed below:
Sydney Hike, Swim, and SnorkelThis microadventure close to the city includes a 10km hike along the coastline and bushland from Manly to Spit. Experienced and enthusiastic guides will take the small group for a swim snorkel* (with snorkel masks included) and then continue along the famous coastal track, basking by the beautiful ocean and native wildlife. This event will wrap up in Spit, with public buses running back to the city and Northern beaches.
This half-day hike will have you exploring The Godley Heads in Christchurch with experienced guides. Highlights include Bill’s Cabin, the Antarctic Hut and Boulder Bay. With three experienced guides, the group can decide which pace they would like to take on this 3-hour walk.
Ticket sales will be donated to Qtopia and your ticket includes a Kathmandu gift, Kathmandu discount vouchers, and three experienced guides.
Melbourne: Midsumma Festival (Victoria's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival) takes place from 19th January to 9th February in 2020, with the Pride March in St Kilda being held on 2nd February 2020.
Sydney: Mardi Gras takes place between 14th February and 1st March in 2020, with the main parade taking place on 29th February.
Auckland: Both the Pride March (8th February) and Big Gay Out (9th February) are two of the biggest events during Auckland Pride Festival, which takes place between 1st February and 16th February 2020.
Christchurch: Pride Week in Christchurch takes place between 12th March and 22nd March 2020, with a number of community events.
Wellington: Pride week in Wellington takes place between 21st February and 8th March, with the Wellington International Pride Parade held on 7th March.
Our support for programs like Minus18 and Qtopia underpins our 2025 Best for the World goals. As part of our focus on People, Planet and Practice, we aim to use our resources to support and improve the lives of 100,000 members of our community. A fundamental part of this is to work towards being a leader in diversity and inclusivity for our team.
Want to learn more about our diversity programs? Find out more about our Tangata Whenua - Our People.