Does New Zealand still need to celebrate Pride?

Auckland Pride Festival 2018 kicks off this week. It runs from February 2 to 18 and will feature more than 80 individual events.

This year the festival's focus is on Aotearoa New Zealand as an island of relative stability, in a world where human and rainbow rights are perceived as under attack.

Auckland Festival Board Co-Chair Lexie Matheson spoke to Duncan Garner.

Watch the video.