YOUNITY Events / Takahanga

A pair of males embrace in a big hug.

Our events showcase our wider society as celebrating diversity, inclusion, and equity, together in unity.  Ko a maatau huihuinga e whakaatu anai to taatau hapori whanui e whakanui ana i te rereketanga, te whakauru, me tetika, tahi i Younity.

YouBeYou - Aotearoa’s principle aim is to activate our people in celebrating our minorities as one - in kotahitanga (unity). The most publicly obvious method by which we achieve this aim is through our YOUNITY Events.

YOUNITY Tauranga Moana 22

Tauranga Moana enjoyed a huge festival of events in November 22 in celebration of a diverse Tauranga Moana community, but with a focus of support for our Rainbow whanau.
One Weekend. Three Events.

families sit on the waterfront steps in Tauranga CBD


Saturday 19 November: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: Tauranga Waterfront

A family focused community afternoon with colours aplenty and heaps of music and fun activities for the kids.
· Music from local high school bands / choirs
· Amazing food
· Fabulous stalls
· Art projects for the kids
· Te Kete weaving
· Chalk drawing
· Diversity wall

Singer Tiki Taane in a hat and sunglasses with a dark background

YOUNITY – The gig

Saturday 19 November: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Tauranga Waterfront

A large music festival featuring songs from the incredible Rocky Horror Picture Show with our very own Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien) and headlined by the amazing Tiki Taane. Also featuring Ashton Laforteza, Wheriko, Sophie-Maude and DJ Hatta.

Comedian Chris Parker

YOUNITY – The Laughs

Sunday 20 November: 7:30pm - 10pm
Venue: Baycourt Theatre Tauranga

A comedy gala introduced by Anjum Rahman of The Inclusive Aotearoa Collective and featuring some of NZ’s best comic talent. With Chris Parker, Ben Hurley, Justine Smith, Michele A’Court, Liv McKenzie, James Mustapic, Donna Brookbanks and Cory Gonzales-Maceur.

YOUNITY Speakers

Throughout the year, YouBeYou presents a thought provoking speaker series from some incredible minds. Subject matters are based on our chosen minority for that year and include…

Better workspace

Getting the best from teams through diversity and inclusion.

Inclusive workspace

What does inclusion and equity mean in the workspace and how to ensure you’re part of it.

Community Connection

How can your community organisation, sports club, theatre group or social interest association attract greater diversity.

Social health

Why is diversity and inclusion important to a successful society?

Talk to us about events or speakers.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” “Ko ahau anake e kore e taea tewhakarereke i te ao, engari ka taea e au te maka kohatu ki runga i nga wai kianui ai nga ripples.”

Mother Teresa