HERO Parade - 25-Feb-1996
Both the police and HERO project organisers have praised the atmosphere at HERO parade last week.
Police planning officer, Inspector Derek Davison said the Ponsonby venue seemed better suited because of the length of the parade route and there were lots of businesses able to add atmosphere. Events in Queen St have perhaps been a little sterile he added.
HERO Project director, Scott Johnson, said "we are completely thrilled with the atmosphere, the crowd numbers and behaviour. There were no anti-gay hecklers and everbody seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Ponsonby Business Association spokesman Phil Matthias said "it was awesome and I think everyone had a good night. I think the jubilation of the crown spoke for itself.