Fireworks Are Back for New Year's Eve

17 December 2012

Fireworks haven't been a part of Wellington's New Year's celebrations for over a decade but this New Year's Eve they're back to bring the city into 2013 with a bang.

Wellington City Council's Community Events Manager, Rebecca Hardie, says the fireworks will be the finale to a four-hour build-up of entertainment.

"Things kick off at 8pm on stages at Odlins Plaza on Taranaki Street Wharf and at Frank Kitts Park. We have some great acts playing including Adam Page, Bella Kalolo and Monophone counting us down 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 Year's Eve celebration is an alcohol-free event."

If the weather is bad, you can find out about cancellations by:

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  • phoning (04) 499 4444.