Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council

 

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Takatapui and Rainbow Advisory Council members at their Hakihea/December 2022 hui
Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council members at their Hakihea/December 2022 hui.

The Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council (TRAC) meets regularly to provide a voice for the rainbow community. They advise Wellington City Council on issues that affect the city and the city's rainbow communities.

Main roles

  • Assist and advise the City Council on how to help grow a great city where diverse rainbow people and communities thrive and contribute to the City Council's priorities
  • Bring knowledge and insight to Council to ensure rainbow inclusion in our City
  • It is recognised that members come from and remain connected to their communities, and share their expertise and individual lived experiences in this advisory role 

Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council members

Membership

  • Rākau Buchannan
  • Tyler Dunkel (Co-chair)
  • Mani Mitchell
  • Maggie Shippam
  • Sam Low
  • Vinod Bal
  • Tatyana King-Finau
  • Carew Paki
  • Moko Mataa (Co-chair)
  • Alex Sawyer
  • Louis Crawford
  • Miniruwani Samarakoon

Councillors

  • Councillor Iona Pannett
  • Councillor Teri O'Neill (alternate) 

Terms of Reference

Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council Terms of Reference (245KB PDF) | Text version (50KB DOCX)

Annual Reports and Workplans 

2021-2022 Annual Report - Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council
2021-22 Workplan - Takatāpui Rainbow Advisory Council
2022-23 Annual Report and 2024 Workplan - Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council 

Relevant Links

News and information - Rainbow Advisory Group a point of pride at Council - Wellington City Council

Contact us

Advisory Groups team

Email: advisorygroups@wcc.govt.nz