The Pelorus Trust Fireshow kicks of at Petone Wharf at 7.30pm, Saturday July 1st.

I suggest locating yourself close to the western end of the Esplanade for the best view.

It is a great event to take children to, since it is so early, and all over and finished by 7.45pm.

Warming beverages recommended. In fact I can specifically recommend a thermos of mulled wine. Mmm, toasty.