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Fireworks beamed across the planet

1 November 2007

Fireworks beamed across the planet

Up to 100,000 Wellingtonians are expected to descend upon the central city on Monday evening for the Pelorus Trust Sky Show, but for those who won’t be able to make it, the MetService will make the display accessible to all internet users.

Homesick expats across the globe will be able to log on to the MetService website and see live footage of the fireworks over their morning coffee.

MetService Market Manager, Craig Delany says there is a buzz of excitement about their Wellington live streaming camera.

“The webcam provides visitors to our site with a live, north to south 180 degree panning shot from the roof of the MetService building up here in Kelburn. We aim to have several cameras showing different views of Monday’s fireworks live to housebound residents, or anyone out of the city at the time,” he says.

A recorded version will be also placed on the MetService website, www.metservice.com

The Sky Show starts at 9pm and will run for about 15 minutes to a soundtrack broadcast on Classic Hits.

For those who can make it in to the city on the night, the best points to view the fireworks are from the waterfront and surrounding hills. Boating spectators looking for a good viewing spot are asked to keep 300m away from the barges and keep their boat speed to a maximum of five knots.

For details on public transport, contact Metlink on 0800 801 700 or www.metlink.org.nz. For all other Sky Show details check the Council website, www.Wellington.govt.nz

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