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New Zealand celebrates Pink Shirt Day

Check out the Kiwi stars and businesses getting behind Pink Shirt Day 2015

May 22 marks Pink Shirt Day in New Zealand, a day where everyone is encouraged to work together to speak out against bullying.

This year, plenty of Kiwi stars are getting involved, from the cast of Shortland Street to Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement!

The Pink Shirt Day (PSD) campaign is also supported by Kiwi clothing chain Glassons, whose staff members will be wearing pink wristbands and T-shirts today to help raise awareness about this worthy cause.

“It’s definitely an issue in New Zealand, and we believe it’s important for brands like Glassons, who have a voice in the community to speak out about it,” said Hallenstein Glasson CEO Graeme Popplewell.

“We believe the more people that stand together and say no to bullying, the greater the ability for the community as a whole to stop this behaviour.”

PSD started in Canada in 2007, and has since spread around the world. New Zealand began celebrating the campaign in 2009, and it’s kept growing every year.

To find out how you can get involved, head to www.pinkshirtday.org.nz.

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