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Fireworks cancelled – but the show goes on

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31 December 2012

Fireworks cancelled – but the show goes on

Strong winds forecast for late this evening have unfortunately forced the cancellation of the fireworks display that was set to go off over the Wellington waterfront to mark the midnight arrival of the New Year.

However the music and fun is still going ahead – and there’ll still be a big countdown at midnight.

Wellington City Council Community Events Manager Rebecca Hardie says the fireworks experts hired to set off the five-minute display from a boat in the harbour say the strong northerly winds now blowing through town would have sent the fireworks off “pretty much sideways.

“There would be a chance some of the fireworks residue would end up landing on the wharves – and we don’t want anyone being hit by anything, however small.”

Festivities on the waterfront are still kicking off at 8pm on stages at Odlins Plaza, beside the Wharewaka, and at Frank Kitts Park. We have some great acts playing including Adam Page, Bella Kalolo and Monophone counting us down with original music, and some popular favourites, into the New Year.

“Again, for those who can’t normally stay up until midnight, we’ll have a kids’ countdown at 9pm. There’ll also be fire performances and food available on-site. We also want to remind people that the New Years celebration is an alcohol-free event.”

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