$7000 up in smoke

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Seven thousand dollars worth of fireworks partied in the skies above the Tahuna Holiday Park Speedway on Saturday with race fans getting more than their money’s worth.

The Coca Cola Fireworks Night always attracts a large crowd and speedway president Kris Carpenter was more than happy with the weekend’s showing, as organisers look to push the limits each year.

Kris says the fireworks were bought from Christchurch based company Fireworks Professionals. “It definitely gets better every year and we try to keep the budget every year,” she says. “Some years you might find more and some years you might find less but what we’ve noticed is that the show continues to get better.”

The crew that lights the fireworks have to be approved and are led by Ian Montgomery of Okiwi Bay.