Things to do  |  5 May 2021

A date has been set for Christchurch’s first ever Matariki Fireworks Spectacular.

The public fireworks display will take place at New Brighton on Saturday 10 July, starting at 7pm.

“We’re hoping the early start time will make it easier for families with young tamariki to come along and enjoy the fireworks and other entertainment that we’ve got planned to celebrate Matariki,’’ says Christchurch City Council Events and Arts Manager Tanya Cokojic.

“This is the first year that Ōtautahi Christchurch has marked Matariki with a public fireworks display and we’re hoping for a really big turnout for this uniquely Kiwi celebration.’’

The night’s festivities will start at 6pm with live entertainment and food trucks in New Brighton Mall. Then, at 7pm, attention will be switched to the sky above New Brighton Pier where a spectacular fireworks and light show, set to a soundtrack of Kiwi music, will unfold.

The event will conclude at 7.30pm.

“It is a going to be a really family-friend fun celebration of Matariki so make sure you keep the evening of Saturday 10 July free,’’ Ms Cokojic says.

More details about the Matariki Fireworks Spectacular will be released closer to the time.