PrideNZ.com is an online community resource of over 700 audio interviews and event recordings documenting rainbow culture in Aotearoa New Zealand. Subjects range from coming out to transitioning; from remembering what it was like to grow up in the 1950s to being at school in a Queer Straight Alliance today.

The website was established in 2009 and has three main purposes:

  • Document: to capture a sense of rainbow lives in Aotearoa New Zealand through audio interviews and event recordings.
  • Publish: to make those recordings easily accessible to the public.
  • Preserve: to help save rainbow heritage by making the collection available to archives in the future.

Some of our guiding principles include creating and maintaining:

  • A first-hand/eyewitness community resource that is available to as many people as possible.
  • A community resource that is inclusive and promotes the health and betterment of all rainbow people; and in turn, the enrichment of the wider society.
  • A community resource that is not-for-profit.

A lot of our content is available as broadcast-quality sound files for not-for-profit educational use or community broadcast. For more information please get in contact.

Please note that the views expressed on this website and in the recordings are individual opinions and may not necessarily reflect the views of the PrideNZ.com team.


Within the AsiaPacific region there are dozens of words that represent different forms of sexuality and gender. For this website we are using the umbrella term rainbow. Where appropriate we will also try and include culturally specific terminology.

We also use tags. Items are tagged from a users perspective to help find content of interest. Tags do not necessarily reflect how participants would describe themselves or what they are saying.

We always welcome feedback into how podcasts are described and tagged. Please get in contact if you have a suggestion.