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1998 Hero Parade Television – 1998 Documentary Arts/Culture

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Marching girls and boys, Camp Mother and Camp Leader and synchronised lawnmowers dance down Auckland’s Ponsonby Road in a celebration of gay pride. The theme of this edition of the (nearly) annual 90s street parade was Age of Aquarius, fitting given the heavy rain. The parade went ahead thanks to sponsorship from Metro magazine, after controversy when the City Promotions Committee declined the request for funding. The parade attracted 70 floats, and up to 200,000 spectators. Among those watching are Julian Clary and Shona Laing, who is one of the judges.

He's a model and a style-guru and he certainly looks like one.
– Host Kerre Woodham describes Colin Mathura-Jeffree

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The copyright for this title is held by Livingstone Productions Ltd.

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Produced with funding from NZ On Air