Launch of the Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Audio from the launch of the Wellington Pride Festival, held at Thistle Hall on 8 March 2019.

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Voices: Bella Simpson, Des Smith, Drew Hadwen, Greig Wilson, Jesse Porter, John Jolliff, Justin Lester, Kevin Haunui, Steven Sue, Tiwhanawhana

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  • 00:06 - Drew Hadwen, Co-Director - Wellington Pride Festival
  • 07:14 - Waiata - Tiwhanawhana
  • 10:16 - Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana
  • 11:01 - Greig Wilson, Co-Chair - Wellington Pride Festival
  • 11:56 - Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester
  • 14:52 - Launch
  • 15:13 - Greig Wilson
  • 18:18 - Jesse Porter
  • 23:32 - Justin Lester
  • 26:03 - Bella Simpson
  • 32:58 - Steven Sue, Secretary - Wellington Pride Festival
  • 38:18 - Des Smith and John Jolliff

Citation information

Record date:8th March 2019
Location:Thistle Hall (Wellington)
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins