A sea of rainbow colours, flags, whistles and smiling faces hit Ponsonby Rd on Saturday as more than 250 Westpac staff, family and friends marched together in the 2017 Auckland Pride Parade.
Celebrations started mid-afternoon at Westpac’s Ponsonby branch with music and refreshments.
During the pre-parade festivities, Westpac was awarded the Rainbow Tick for the third year running by Rainbow Tick founder Michael Stevens.
Marked against criteria based on international best practice, the tick acknowledges the bank’s commitment to continue building a strong culture of diversity and inclusiveness.
Westpac partnered with Brazilian percussion band, AkSamba, as part of its procession which included 40 members beating drums and other international instruments to create an amazing atmosphere marching down Ponsonby Road.