ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: Fireworks Display 2014
The New Plymouth Fireworks Display was postponed yesterday after a freak storm hit the region, but the fireworks is all back on, and again, Youth in Politics have fifteen reporters in the CBD of New Plymouth to get the latest news to your fingertips.
Live updates by Youth in Politics will begin at 6pm.
IS THE DISPLAY ON TONIGHT?
Yes!! The fireworks display is on tonight - Thursday 6th November 2014
WEATHER - FINE THIS AFTERNOON
Morning showers were expected today for New Plymouth however those drops of rain have now faded and the rest of the afternoon is looking very good. There is a fresh wind gust of wind up to 50km/h at times. The temperature for the fireworks tonight ranges from 13 degrees at 6pm to 9 degrees by 10pm. Sun protection is still needed however, till 4.30pm this afternoon. We're shooting to 15 degrees at around 4pm. The rain radar looks clear, and satellite imagery says 'very clear' for this afternoon.
PARKING - FREE FROM 6PM
Remember the Downtown Carpark on Powderham Street will be open till 11pm tonight, FREE from 6pm. This is covered carparking, and access goes to Devon Street. Centre City Shopping Centre Carpark will be open till midnight and is also FREE from 5pm.
TRAFFIC - MINOR DELAYS LIKELY
TMS advises people to avoid St Aubyn Street altogether, but expect delays through the night. The road will be stopped temporarily from 8.45PM till 9.30PM. The one way system and Devon Street may also have more traffic than usual. – send any traffic delays or problems to 0223881958.
WHAT STORES WILL BE OPEN?
Specially for this event all bars and cafes will be trying to stay open on Devon Street, however, some because of water damage may be closed. The CBD will still however, be buzzing! Centre City is open late tonight, till around 8pm.
FIREWORKS DISPLAY – WHEN?
Stages will be playing local and national music from 7pm providing entertainment for the entire night. There is a stage at the Wind Wand. The main stage set up outside the Wind Wand got water damage therefore the stage at the Huatoki Plaza has been moved to the Wind Wand for tonight this meaning that unfortunately the Plaza will not be providing entertainment. Fireworks will go off at approx. 9pm and will last for generally around fifteen minutes.
HOW CAN I HELP WITH THE COSTS?
This display is not rate payer funded, the New Plymouth District Council did not pay for this. Local businesses from around the city have put money into it. However, Youth in Politics will have young people going around the city from 7pm with donation buckets. People who donate receive a glow band, and if you donate over $10 you'll get a mini chocolate bar for the kids! The Youth in Politics team will be going around with buckets that are specifically marked. All of the team will also have hi-vis vest's.
WILL PHOTOS BE GOING UP ANYWHERE? – WHAT ABOUT UPDATES?
Photos of the event can be found on Youth in Politics' Facebook Page where we will have an entire album for the event. Find them at www.facebook.com/nznpyouth Youth in Politics will also be sending live updates to infonews.co.nz – if you have any photos of the event, or news send them through to 0223881958.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS SO BAD THAT THE EVENT IS POSTPONED?
The fireworks display will be cancelled and no date will be given to re-try. This night is the night.
WILL BUSSES BE ON LATER?
Unfortunately the New Plymouth District Council and CityLink have no extra busses on. A citylink staff member told Youth in Politics "The council have not told us to stay on later, even if we wanted to stay on later, we can't because of this".
I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT IS AT THE BOWL, IS IT?
No, the fireworks display is NOT at the Bowl of Brooklands. The display is going off from the Wind Wand where stages are set up all over the CBD. Come to the landing at 7pm!!!