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|2013 Wellington Sky Show - Fireworks Display [Showtime]|
Wellington's spectacular Sky Show fireworks display will be held on Saturday 9 November on Wellington Harbour.
Wellington Harbour will light up to celebrate Guy Fawkes. In the past, more than 150,000 spectators have watched the annual Wellington fireworks display, with 30,000 viewing it from the Wellington waterfront.
This fantastic free fireworks display starts at 9pm and lights up the skies with fireworks condensed into a busy display.
The 12-minute display will be set to the soundtrack of some of the biggest hits from rock and pop history, broadcast on Classic Hits (90.1 FM) and ZM (90.9FM).
For sheer spectacle, you can’t go past Wellington’s annual Sky Show fireworks display, held on Guy Fawkes night every year. The harbour lights up with giant star bursts, shooting rockets and other pyrotechnic wonders, and if you are near the waterfront you can feel the thunderous boom shake your body.
For further information on the Sky Show, please contact Wellington City Council on 499 4444.
The best vantage points to view the fireworks are the Waterfront , Frank Kitts Park, Queen's Wharf and Taranaki Street Wharf, Oriental Bay, Waitangi Park and the surrounding hills. Boating spectators looking for a good viewing spot are asked to keep 300m away from the barges, keep their boat speed to a maximum of five knots and ensure they keep sufficient life jackets on board.
People are encouraged to take public transport or walk. People driving into town for the show should leave early, allow plenty of time, and make sure they park their car legally.
Spectators also need to observe the 24-hour liquor ban that applies in the central city area, Oriental Bay and on the Mt Victoria summit. This means people cannot consume or possess liquor in the central Wellington area except in licensed premises.
Traffic controls will be put in place to avoid snarl-ups and delays for emergency services that have caused problems in recent years.
Traffic moving east away from the CBD on Oriental Parade and Evans Bay Parade will be restricted to one lane and one direction (eastbound, away from the CBD) from 7-10pm so emergency vehicles can access the area quickly if needed.
Evans Bay Parade will be closed to through traffic (access to residents only) at the Cobham Drive intersection from 7pm-10pm and we will have large numbers of parking wardens on patrol. Any illegally or dangerously parked vehicles will be towed away.
On Mt Victoria, Alexandra Road will be closed at the intersection with Constable Street in Newtown once Council staff have established that the maximum safe parking capacity towards the Mt Victoria summit has been reached. There will also be parking restrictions around the Lookout area, along Alexandra Road and a one-way traffic flow will be in place on the roads around the Lookout area.