The first fireworks to light up the sky on 31 December will be at the family-friendly time of 9.30pm at community events at the City Centre Waterfront, Blake Park, Gordon Spratt Reserve, and at Fergusson Park.
Due to the horses at Tauranga Racecourse, the Greerton community celebration will feature a 9.30pm laser light show in place of fireworks.
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.
Fireworks can be scary for animals, so keep your pets safe inside this New Year’s Eve. Keep the blinds closed and the TV or radio on to help drown out the noise.