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Cross Agency Rainbow Network

Working together to ensure rainbow voices are included, respected and celebrated across the Public Service

CARN advocates for and celebrates the diversity of rainbow communities within public service agencies and aims to strengthen participation, representation and respect of SOGIESC-diverse people (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics) throughout New Zealand's public sector.

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About CARN

The Cross Agency Rainbow Network includes representatives from different agencies across the public service.

The network is supported by their sponsor, Carolyn Tremain (MBIE), an active membership list, and governance committee. Network-wide meetings take place approximately every four weeks.

To see more about the Cross Agency Rainbow Network's work, you can download a copy of the CARN Annual Report 2021-2.

There are many agencies in New Zealand's public sector which have Rainbow Networks. To find out if there's a network in your agency, or for information about joining or starting a Rainbow Network get in touch.

Network representatives

Luc Powell | Ministry for the Environment | Toihau-Takirua | Co-chair
Theresa Peters | Ministry of Social Development | Toihau-Takirua | Co-chair
Avery Underwood | Inland Revenue | Kaiarataki Mana Whakahaere | General Governance
Jaimee Matthews | Kaiarataki Pāpāho| Communications Lead
Morgan Kelly | Fire and Emergency | Kaiarataki Whakahaere Rauemi | Resource Management Lead
Nainpreet Dhaliwal | Ministry of Social Development | Kaiarataki Wheako | Membership Experience Lead
Rāwiri Te Hurinui-Haumaha | Te Puni Kōkiri | Kaiarataki Pāhekoheko| Intersectionality and Engagement Lead

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