I had never heard of a pub crawl before I got here--the things I learn! The Hawera pub crawl has been in the newspaper for a couple of weeks now and I find it quite fascinating.
The Hawera push bike pub crawl is an annual even that started 32 years ago with a few friends and has exploded to nearly 2000 participants this year. It's so big that the powers that be want to shut it down as a traffic hazard, but it has a life of its own. Nobody legally takes responsibility for it any more, so the Police don't have much recourse. There were 4 South Taranaki police cars and one paddy wagon in Normanby along with lots and lots of official people stationed along the route.
I stood by the road for about an hour and took photos as the crawlers pedal powered between Hawera and Normanby. I saw Snow White, escaped prisoners, Ghostbusters, fairies and bees. I even saw Santa and ET!
Yes, this is pedal powered!