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Celebration of Wharf 6

July 22 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Napier Port is holding a fireworks display on Friday 22 July to celebrate the opening of its new wharf ‘6 Wharf’, and to thank the Hawke’s Bay community for its support during the wharf’s planning and construction.
Napier Port CE Todd Dawson said, “Our port neighbours and the wider Hawke’s Bay community are connected to Napier Port in a great many ways and have played a crucial role in shaping and supporting our 6 Wharf journey. We would like to acknowledge our valued community and thank them for helping us to achieve this momentous milestone.”
“6 Wharf is a significant milestone in the history of our port and our region. From the initial planning stages which started over seven years ago and the community consultation and resource consent processes, through to the IPO listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in August 2019 and the commencement of construction in February 2020, our local community has been engaged and supportive,” continued Dawson.
The fireworks are scheduled between 7.30pm and 8pm, and will be launched from the port’s 1 Wharf alongside its north-eastern breakwater. Eastcoast Fireworks, who are conducting the display on Friday, is owned and operated by Pyrotechnician and Certified Handler Pyrotechnics Simon Osborne. Osborne is also Safety & Emergency Management Advisor at Napier Port and so is expertly familiar and knowledgeable of the port and all areas of its operations.
People interested in watching the fireworks are advised to head down to the shorefront along either Marine Parade or Hardinge Road.
The formal name of 6 Wharf will also be revealed on Friday 22 July, at an official opening ceremony during the afternoon.
6 Wharf is Napier Port’s new state-of-the-art, 350-metre long wharf. The new wharf will unlock capacity and operational performance across all of Napier Port’s wharfs, and allows berthing of much larger vessels, including 320-metre long container ships and Oasis-class cruise liners.
Dawson added, “6 Wharf will future-proof Napier Port – allowing us to support the needs of our customers, our community and our region today and the growth we see coming into the future. We’re proud to open 6 Wharf ahead of schedule and within budget, and we’re ready to deliver increased shipping capacity and connections for the Hawke’s Bay region.”

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