The first fireworks to light up the sky on 31 December will be at the family-friendly time of 9.30pm at the community events at the Tauranga waterfront, Gordon Spratt Reserve and at Fergusson Park.
The Greerton community event will feature a 9.30pm laser light show in place of fireworks, due to the horses that reside onsite.
Tauranga will welcome the New Year with midnight fireworks, launched from several locations across the city. Residents and visitors are invited to watch them from their deck or backyard, ideally from a slightly elevated point.
There will be no fireworks display at Mount Maunganui.
Fireworks can be scary for animals, so keep your pets inside this New Year’s Eve. Keep the blinds closed and the TV or radio on, as it helps drown out the outside noise. Keep your pets safe this New Year’s Eve!