Private fireworks display mystifies Aucklanders

10:47 pm on 2 May 2018

A private fireworks display in Auckland harbour on Wednesday night left some people wondering about the cause for celebration.

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The display at 9.30pm from a barge anchored 450 metres north of Queens Wharf lit up the waterfront and echoed through the central business district.

The fireworks were part of a display show put on by the exclusive Seafearers club.

Many people on social media were left wondering who was celebrating with a big display.

Auckland Transport's notice about the fireworks display said a 250 metre exclusion zone existed around the barge and mariners were asked to navigate with extreme caution.