Wellington Airport welcomes visitors with rainbow

From GayNZ Team, 28 February 2019

A 3000-square-metre pride rainbow, which took 3 days to complete and will be on show for the next four weeks is greeting visitors to Wellington's International Airport.

3000-square-metre pride rainbow outside Wellington Airport. Photo: Facebook

Wellington is gearing up for next month's Pride Festival, Pride Parade and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA) world conference.

Wellington Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson told Stuff.co.nz that the rainbow, believed to the biggest painted version in New Zealand, celebrated a unique month of events in the capital.

"We're looking forward to welcoming those attending the events and being part of the celebration of diversity and inclusion around the capital.

"Wellington Airport is a sponsor of the ILGA conference and proud supporter of community events like the Wellington Pride Festival, which was a runner-up in the arts and culture category of the Wellington Airport Community Awards for 2018."

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the city wanted to show its pride in being "one of the most inclusive cities on the planet".