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Pride In Action

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The Pride Fair is the culmination of the Holiday Programme that Pride Lands run every school holiday. We first created The Pride Fair in 2011 to provide an opportunity for our Tamariki to learn the basics of trading and money in a safe and exciting environment, and it has been running ever since.

How The Pride Fair works

  • Our young people come up with an idea for a stall, plan it, and then set up their own stalls to sell goods or services on the day of the fair.
  • During the fair, as well as running their own stall, cubs can check out other stalls and purchase their goods or services.
  • All buying and selling is done using Pride Dollars.
  • The Pride Fair has a bank and here stall holders and guests will be given a sum of Pride Dollars for free to kick the trading off.
  • If you run out of money, you can exchange at the Pride Reserve Bank at the rate of $2 real NZ Dollars for $5 Pride Dollars.
  • At the end of the fair an auction with brand new goods (provided by our sponsors in the business community) takes place, and our cubs have an opportunity to use their Pride Dollars to bid on the items.

The Pride Fair is a wonderful way to teach Tamariki about economics and money management, recycling, upcycling and the challenges (and joys!) of making deals. The children learn real life skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Pride dollars, used as currency at the Pride Lands school holiday programme Pride Fair.


South Wellington Intermediate School (SWIS)
30 Te Wharepōuri St.
Berhampore, Wellington


Friday 21th April 2023
10:00am – 12.30pm

Friday 14th July 2023
10:00am – 12.30pm

Friday 6th October 2023
10:00am – 12.30pm

Friday 2nd February 2024
10:00am – 12.30pm


Cubs that are booked into the Pride Lands Holiday Programme for the day, or the week when a Pride Fair is held get to set up a stall.  Pride Lands families and visitors are welcome to attend and take part in Pride Fairs, and can get Pride Dollars to spend but can’t have stalls.

How much?

Having a stall at The Pride Fair is free. In fact we pay you (in Pride Dollars) to be there!

Transport options?

If you need help to get your stall to the Fair, contact us and we can discuss transport options.

The Pride Fair Sponsors

The Warehouse sponsor The Pride Fair
The Warehouse sponsor The Pride Fair
The Warehouse sponsor The Pride Fair
Bunnings Pride Fair Sponsor 2022
The Warehouse sponsor The Pride Fair 2022
Speedy Signs 2022 Pride Fair Sponsor
Pride Fair Sponsor The Warehouse


It is clear to me that the Pride Fair ticks a variety of wellbeing boxes. As well as offering a mana-enhancing opportunity for some of our families and whanau who find themselves in challenging circumstances to receive a helping hand and some much needed homeware, the Fair encourages us all to both upcycle and recycle, reducing our waste footprint in a meaningful way.  Paul Eagle – Member of Parliament for Rongotai and Pride Lands Parent.

Click here to read the full letter of support from Paul Eagle MP

I am excited about the prospect of the Pride Fair taking place at South Wellington Intermediate School. The focus you place on student wellbeing, social skills development and positive role modelling for all of the children who take part in your programmes fits perfectly with the values and approaches of our school. Toby Stokes – Principal South Wellington Intermediate School

The Pride Fair is a mana-enhancing initiative for our tamariki and their whānau. I encourage businesses and organisations who believe in active social change to support and be part of the Pride Fairs. Barbara Edmonds – Member of Parliament for Mana 

Click here to read the full letter of support from Barbara Edmonds MP

Pride Fair auction items Autumn 2022

To see more of the great things that our cubs make happen at Pride Fairs, have a look at our Pride Lands YouTube playlist.