Wellington International Pride Parade 2018

Audio from the Wellington International Pride Parade 2018. A special thank you to the participants and organisers for allowing us to record this event.

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Voices: Adeline S. Greig, Ahi Wi-Hongi, Ariana Tikao, Caleb Gordon, Chelsea O'Reilly, Chris Bensemann, Christian Jones, Gareth Farr, Garth Bloomfield, Grant Robertson, Jan Logie, Jim Waters, Joe Kearns, Justin Lester, Maggie Shippam, Nicola Willis, Pamela Hancock, Paul Eagle, Roger Swanson, Spanky Jackson (a.k.a. Blair Macbeth), Tania Beckett, Taupuruariki Brightwell, Tracey Thompson, Valerie Love

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  • 00:05 - Gareth Farr
  • 01:50 - Taupuruariki Brightwell and Tania Beckett, Richter City Roller Derby
  • 04:07 - MP Jan Logie, Green Party
  • 06:00 - Roger and Ron
  • 09:40 - Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester
  • 11:28 - MP Grant Robertson, Labour Party
  • 14:26 - Adeline S. Greig and Ahi Wi-Hongi, Trans Health Care Now
  • 18:48 - Joe Kearns, Logistics Manager for the parade
  • 22:00 - Christian Jones, Batucada
  • 23:22 - Garth Bloomfield, ACC
  • 24:58 - Caleb Gordon, PSA
  • 29:08 - MC Spanky Jackson, Justin Lester launches the parade
  • 30:35 - Parade description - Ariana Tikao and an unidentified member of the public
  • 32:28 - Nicola Willis, National Party
  • 33:53 - Tracey Thompson and Chris Bensemann, NZ Police
  • 36:00 - Pamela Hancock, PrEP - NZ AIDS Foundation
  • 37:40 - Will, Xero
  • 38:15 - Valerie Love, Department of Internal Affairs
  • 40:15 - Jamie and Jim Waters, Rainbow Wellington
  • 42:00 - Amnesty International
  • 43:45 - Maggie Shipman, Trans Health Care Now
  • 45:42 - Simon and co, Regenerate Magazine
  • 47:26 - Chelsea O'Reilly, ASB
  • 48:06 - MP Paul Eagle, Labour Party

Citation information

Record date:10th March 2018
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins