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Wellington to cancel annual Guy Fawkes, move fireworks display to Matariki - Newshub

The council will still hold a fireworks display, but not until Matariki - the Māori New Year - around June or July. Mayor Justin Lester says moving the Wellington Sky Show to Matariki, in winter, is a tactical move. "The winter months in New Zealand ...and more »

Fireworks to star at Matariki as Guy Fawkes foiled again - Radio New Zealand

Wellington is scrapping its annual Guy Fawkes fireworks display and moving it to celebrate Matariki instead. Fireworks light up Wellington City. The capital has held a Guy Fawkes fireworks display for 22 years but 2017 will be the last. Photo: RNZ ...and more »

Woodfest competitor's show off impressive forestry skills during annual event - TVNZ

The weeklong event in Kawerau attracts thousands who watch in awe at wood chopping and carving races. Source: 1 NEWS. The week long event celebrates the industry and it attracts around 12,000 people each year. Chainsaw carving and wood chopping are the ...and more »

Wellington City Council to move annual Guy Fawkes Sky Show to Matariki - TVNZ

Wellington's annual Guy Fawkes fireworks display will be cancelled from 2018 to make way for a major fireworks event during Matariki. Fireworks light night sky. Source: 1 NEWS. The Wellington City Council announced today it will move the annual event ...and more »

Iwi thrilled with new Matariki fireworks show - Newshub

Wellington on a good day Around $250,000 will be spent on the city's celebrations during June and July. Photo credit: Getty. An iwi collective near Wellington is excited the next Matariki will be celebrated with a bang. The capital's annual fireworks ...and more »

Coroner investigating after a man was found dead in Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake this morning - TVNZ

The 39-year-old Taupo man was reported missing last night after he failed to return home from a ski trip. Source: 1 NEWS. Related. Accidents · New Zealand. Sheep farming success in the Mackenzie Country entering uncharted territory. 12:36am. share ...and more »