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Street to be made honorary RW President

Tue 24 Mar 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

Maryan Street Maryan Street is to be made Honorary President of Rainbow Wellington for the next 12 months. The former Labour MP will be granted the title at the organisation’s AGM tomorrow night. Rainbow Wellington organised a tribute evening for Street after she did not make it back to Parliament on the list, due to Labour’s poor result at the election. Chair Rawa Karetai says he has been privileged to have worked with Street on a number of causes, from trying to prevent the damage of Voluntary Student Membership and community representation on University and Polytechnic Councils. “Marriage equality was a fantastic campaign and Maryan's advice and support to lgbti community activists has been incredible,” Karetai says. “Maryan will be remembered fondly among us and I doubt this will be the last we hear from Maryan. She is such a great and inspiring woman who would've touched a lot of hearts as an MP.” Rainbow Wellington is seeking more members and volunteers as it heads into a fresh 12 months. “Rainbow Wellington continues to achieve above and beyond what is possible for a small group of volunteers and board members,” Karetai says. “There is still plenty to do, however, without the ongoing support of members and our volunteers, Rainbow Wellington seriously risks losing the momentum we’ve gained over the years and could easily fizzle out of existence if we can’t grow our membership or our volunteer base. We really do need your help.” Read the full Chair’s report here     

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 24th March 2015 - 10:13am

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