Rainbow Games Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (Rainbow Games) is hosted by the Pacific Rainbow Games Trust. Every participant of the Rainbow Games will follow this Code of Conduct. By registering for Rainbow Games each participant agrees to this Code of Conduct:
We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document.
The Rainbow Games 24 is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation.
This is at the heart of our approach to sports and recreation for rainbow communities. We believe everyone in the rainbow community deserves to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and inclusion in sports and recreation activities.
We strive to create an environment where individuals can find their own turangawaewae, a place where they can be themselves, feel safe, supported, and experience a sense of belonging without judgment or exclusion. We recognise the importance of creating welcoming spaces where all individuals, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or diverse identities, can participate in sports and recreation. We aim to build a supportive and empowering community that celebrates the unique identities and contributions of all individuals within the rainbow community.
We believe that every individual should have the autonomy and agency to participate in sports and recreation in a way that aligns with their unique identity, expression, and needs. We aim to promote manamotuhake and support individuals in their journey towards self-acceptance, self-expression, and holistic wellbeing, fostering a sense of ownership, pride, and empowerment to express themselves authentically. We recognize that diversity within the rainbow communities is a strength, and we respect, protect and celebrate the unique identities, experiences, and abilities of all individuals.
Our commitment to hauora is reflected in our dedication to promote and support the physical wellbeing and health of rainbow individuals through inclusive and empowering sports and recreation events. We recognize that a healthy body is an essential foundation for overall wellbeing, and we aim to facilitate an environment where rainbow individuals can thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually through our events. In doing so we can empower individuals to enhance and promote a positive relationship with their bodies.
We promote a culture of care, empathy, and kindness in all interactions, acknowledging and honoring their unique identities, expressions, and experiences. We aim to foster a sense of inclusion, providing support and resources that promote and affirm the dignity of all involved.
Through our events, we seek to remove barriers of discrimination or marginalization faced by the rainbow communities, where individuals feel encouraged, supported, and cared for as they pursue their passions and interest in sports and recreation alongside allies & peers.
This Code provides guidance on the behaviour expected of all people when participating in the Rainbow Games and any other related events or activities.
This Code applies to anyone involved in the Rainbow Games and includes volunteers, participants, supporters, club members, employees, service providers, and families/whānau of participants.
The Code should be read together with the Gender Policy and Well-being Policy to support an inclusive environment where all people have the opportunity to play regardless of age, ability, health status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (where applicable), race or ethnicity, including nationality language or beliefs.
Everyone involved with the Rainbow Games must always obey the law.
Everyone is expected to:
Participants are expected to:
Family/whānau of participants are expected to:
Coaches/supervisors are expected to:
Rainbow Games including family/whānau, other competitors, coaches, officials/referees and team managers:
Team managers/supervisors are expected to:
Referees/officials are expected to:
Breaches of the Code of Conduct and other policies are taken seriously.
All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Code of Conduct and other policies, including the Gender Policy, should be raised in the first instance with a Rainbow Games representative or event officials involved. The Rainbow Games Director, or representative, will take all reasonable steps to resolve the dispute at an early stage. Should the dispute persist and / or escalation be required, the issues can be raised by any participant or official to a Disputes Committee for mediation, arbitration, or determination.
In relation to the Gender Inclusion Policy, if the Disputes Committee determines that the Pacific Rainbow Games Trust has insufficiently met reasonable expectations in providing an inclusive competition opportunity for an individual participant, they will be entitled to a full refund on the related registration fees.
The Disputes Committee is composed of members appointed by Pacific Rainbow Games Trust and its decision is final.
Individuals who wish to report an alleged breach of this policy should follow the complaints procedure outlined in the Complaints Policy and Procedure.