Did you no­tice our rain­bow? Whythe Her­ald is proud to carry the colours

The New Zealand Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

The NZ Her­ald’s mast­head has turned rain­bow for a day to cel­e­brate par­ent com­pany NZME be­com­ing the first Kiwi me­dia com­pany to be awarded the Rain­bow Tick.

The tick ac­knowl­edges its ef­forts to be­come a di­verse, in­no­va­tive and in­clu­sive or­gan­i­sa­tion.

NZME’s other mast­heads and brands — in­clud­ing New­stalk ZB, the North­ern Ad­vo­cate, Bay of Plenty Times, Daily Post, Hawke’s Bay Today, Wan­ganui Chron­i­cle, ZM, The Hits, Coast, Mix, Hau­raki, Hokonui, Flava and GrabOne — are also fea­tur­ing rain­bows.

The tick is awarded to or­gan­i­sa­tions that are mak­ing their work­place a safe en­vi­ron­ment for ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion. Rain­bow groups en­com­pass peo­ple in the LGBTI+ com­mu­nity who are les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der, takata¯pui and in­ter­sex.

The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a re­sult of NZME’s wider di­ver­sity strat­egy, which en­com­passes all as­pects of hav­ing a mul­ti­cul­tural work­force, as well as en­cour­ag­ing in­di­vid­u­als to “bring your whole self to work” and truly har­ness their dif­fer­ences.

NZME CEO Michael Boggs says the com­pany is proud to be cer­ti­fied with the Rain­bow Tick. “NZME sets it­self apart by hav­ing tal­ented peo­ple who can make a dif­fer­ence for our au­di­ence and our cus­tomers.

“Di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion is key to at­tract­ing and en­gag­ing the best tal­ent and we work very hard to make sure that ev­ery­one not only feels safe, but looks for­ward to com­ing to work. We’re com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to develop our in­clu­sive cul­ture.”

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