Takatāpui and Rainbow Advisory Council


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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


  • Rākau Buchanan
  • Tyler Dunkel (Co-chair)
  • Ashley Edge
  • Brodie Fraser
  • Connor McLeod
  • Mani Mitchell
  • Natalie Piesse (Co-chair)
  • Maggie Shippam
  • Sam Low
  • Vinod Bal
  • Tatyana King-Finau
  • Carew Paki


  • Councillor Teri O’Neill
  • Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons (Alternate)

Terms of Reference

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

Annual Reports and Workplans 

2021-22 Workplan - Takatāpui Rainbow Advisory Council


Contact us

Advisory Groups team

Phone: 021 223 2931

Email: advisorygroups@wcc.govt.nz