loungers are provided for those who wish to stay and watch the ever-changing patterns, or who elect to lie right underneath the "tree" where they can enjoy an especially magical environment, completely surrounded by the dancing light display. This has proved to be popular, and people have been known to lie underneath all night.
Telecom's annual gift is becoming a tradition, with Wellingtonians and Cantabrians now also being recipients. While the Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch trees are essentially the same, each is topped with a different "star".
Key people involved with the realisation of the first tree were David Eversfield (Lights/Programming), Nick Barnfield (Engineer), Alice Taylor (Project Management), Nick Bassett (Art Director) and Joe (Designer).