Fireworks Spectacular is Set to Impress

26 October 2012

The annual Pelorus Trust Sky Show at 9pm on Monday 5 November will again provide Wellingtonians with a spectacular display.

The Council's Events Portfolio Leader, Councillor John Morrison, says the 12-minute fireworks display will be set to a soundtrack specifically designed by Strike, Wellington's internationally renowned drumming and percussion group.

"If you're on the waterfront you'll hear the Strike soundtrack synchronised live to the display which should be pretty impressive."

Those watching from other vantage points around Wellington can tune into Classic Hits (90.1 FM) and ZM (90.9FM) to hear the soundtrack.

Cr Morrison says the display will be launched off two barges and includes some fireworks not seen here before.

"So make sure you get to the waterfront early and make the most of the evening - there will be rides for the kids and refreshments available."

As usual there will be extensive traffic management measures in place - particularly on Oriental Parade and Mt Victoria. Traffic moving east away from the central city along Oriental Parade and Evans Bay Parade will be restricted to one lane and one direction from 7 - 10pm so emergency vehicles can access the area quickly if needed.

Evans Bay Parade will be closed to through traffic (residents' access only) at the Cobham Drive intersection from 7 - 10pm. There will be large numbers of parking wardens on patrol - any illegally or dangerously parked vehicles will be towed.

To control traffic on Mt Victoria, Alexandra Road will be closed at the intersection with Constable Street in Newtown once the maximum safe parking capacity is reached. There will also be parking restrictions around the lookout along Alexandra Road and a one-way traffic flow will be in place on the roads around the lookout.

If you can, please catch the bus or train into town, or walk - traffic may well come to a complete standstill. For safety reasons, please don't stop anywhere on the highway between Petone and Wellington, and leave the fireworks to the professionals.

In the event of bad weather, the Pelorus Trust Sky Show will be held on Tuesday 6 November. Updates will be broadcast on Classic Hits and ZM.

The MetService will have a live stream of the show:

MetService website