HERO Parade and party - 18-Feb-1996
Up to 200,000 people were estimated by police to have packed both sides of Ponsonby Rd for the annual HERO Parade on Saturday night. This number is similiar that of last years Parade in Queen St.
The parade of 42 floats and 1000 people took about two hours to proceed from one end of Ponsonby Rd to the other.
Mr Scott Johnson, HERO Project organiser, said "I would say it would be pretty hard to move it away from Ponsonby now."
The whole of Ponsonby Road was extremely festive with many people remaining in the area at one of the cafes and restaurants in the Street.
However most of the Parade participants went on to the annual HERO Party at the Expo centre, which had more than 4,000 people this year.