Fireworks displays - where to go in Auckland

TONIGHT

Waitakere

* What: Waitakere Lions Club. fireworks display. Organisers say the alcohol-free family event is the biggest fireworks display in Auckland.

* Where: Waitakere Stadium, Douglas Track and Field, Central Park Drive.

* When: Gates open from 5pm. Main fireworks display at 8.25pm.

* Cost: Adult and one child $15. Student $5, child under 15 $2, surcharge for the grandstand $5. Booking is essential.

* Contact: Colin Ball on (09) 836 3409.

* Website: www.waitakerefireworks.org.nz

Greenlane

* What: Family fireworks display with entertainment including Classic Hits retro party bands featuring the Gee Bees, local singers and dance groups, kids' playground and rides.

* Where: Alexandra Park.

* When: Begins at 5pm, with the main fireworks show at 8.45pm. Food and beverage available to buy or bring your own picnic (no alcohol allowed).

* Costs: $6-$12. Children under 5 free. Discounted tickets are available at www.iticket.co.nz Gate sales will also be available. Free parking at the Campbells Cres gate if your ticket is pre-purchased through iTicket.

North Shore

* What: Rock-it '07 Fireworks Display.

* Where: North Harbour Stadium.

* When: 5.30pm-9.30pm.

* Cost: Adult $12, child (0-14) $6, family (two adults and two children) $30, car parking is $5.

Blockhouse Bay

* What: Hill Top School fireworks display.

* Where: 37 Heaphy St, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.

* When: Gates open 6.30pm.

* Cost: $2.

* Contact: (09) 627 9295.

* Website: www.hilltop.school.nz

Next Saturday

* What: Papakura District Council annual fireworks display.

* Where: Massey Park, Papakura.

* When: 5.30pm-9.30pm.

* Cost: $5 a head or $10 a family (2 adults and 6 children).

* Contact: Papakura District Council (09) 295 1300.

Fireworks bans

A fireworks and liquor ban on Tamaki Drive until Tuesday.

Gates to some of the city's volcanic cones will be closed earlier than usual.

Parks affected: Mt Eden, Mt Albert, Mt Wellington, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, One Tree Hill, Mt Roskill.

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