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Taking a stand against bullying this Pink Shirt Day (Friday 20 May).  

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day is inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia (Canada), where two friends took a stand against bullying in support of a peer who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Here in Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day is about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued, and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or cultural background.

Here’s what we are doing this Pink Shirt Day:

  • We will be donning pink (whether that be a shirt, accessory, mask, or shoes), as will our branches 
  • Getting to know each other with a kōrero (conversation). We are taking a moment to learn something new about our colleagues.
  • Supporting one another. Our teams are being encouraged to share their appreciation for the skills, insight and perspective that each team member brings.

To learn more about Pink Shirt Day and how you can take part, visit

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!


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