Fireworks display to light upnight
Waiheke Dirt Track Club is preparing to put plenty of bang into a public fireworks display on Saturday, November 4.
Top Hat Magic Company will line up everything from squealing rockets to awe-inspiring shells, club member Rob Marshall said.
‘‘Money is a bit tighter these days so instead of spending upwards of $100 on personal fireworks, people can see a high quality show with free entry, though donations are welcome.
‘‘The club has been doing this for nearly 25 years, because it’s one of the highlights of the year for young people and families,’’ Marshall said.
Donation boxes at businesses around the island are helping raise the thousands of dollars needed to put on a spectacular display.
People are encouraged to dress warmly, bring blankets to sit on and join the crowd at the dirt track, where entertainment will be offered from 5pm.
‘‘It’s worthwhile coming down to the track, because it’s quite stunning when they’re right above your head. Ear muffs or ear plugs can be good for little ones who might be frightened. The fireworks are pretty loud when you’re up close, but most people just scream and ooh and ah - most people seem to love it,’’ he said.
The rain date will be November 5. No alcohol, personal fireworks, or dogs are allowed.