Firework Professionals – the story so far


Firework Professionals is the leading pyrotechnic display company in New Zealand.   We’re a passionate bunch of pyro enthusiasts, who’ve been producing beautiful firework displays and supplying quality commercial pyrotechnics for over forty years.

Our team of  of highly skilled experts have a head office in Otautahi-Christchurch, with dozens of trained crews and colleagues  all around Aotearoa supporting  the full-time team.  Safety, reliability and a commitment to aesthetic excellence are at the heart of what we do.

Services include professional fireworks displays and pyromusicals, and supplying indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics for commercial displays, and special effects for the film and TV industry.  We have qualified, local technical support for international touring productions and concerts all around the country. Confetti and streamer drops,  and smoke effects that you can operate, or have our techs set up for larger scale events. 

If you’re interested in learning the art, we run comprehensive training courses for all skill levels – from novices to experienced techs needing certification, upgrades and refresher courses to keep up with the latest techniques, innovations and regulations. Firework Professionals is proud to still be at the forefront of the NZ pyrotechnics industry.

We’d love to help you make your next event something really special. 

News and Events

Autumn 2021

After a trying year for the events industry, we were very relieved and grateful to have had our crews out working over the summer event season. We fired shows all throughout the country, from Auckland to the Catlins in the deep South, for an array of community and sporting events, fundraisers and festivals. As racing began for the 36th Amercia's Cup we were asked to put together a display on the...

Waste reduction and recycling

It is possible to love fireworks and to care for the environment, and Firework Professionals is focused on achieving our sustainability goals. We’ve devised some really effective methods for reducing waste. The soft plastics used for rain protection for the fireworks are removed before the show if there's no sign of bad weather, and reused at the next display. Cardboard boxes and packaging are...

Here we are in 2020!

As we move out of the busy pyro season, we'd like to thank all the clients that we've had the pleasure of working with over the summer on festivals, fundraisers, annual events, and special occasions public and private.  Communities the length of the country have enjoyed dozens of professional displays to cap off evenings of togetherness and family fun. Traditonally summer has always been the...
Christchurch Pier pyromusicial

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

It's been a busy few months for us here at Firework Professionals. The weekend around November 5th is always a popular time for community firework displays, and FPL supplied and fired dozens of beautiful fireworks displays all around the country.  With some unseasonally bad weather hitting the whole country, it was a trying weekend for our crews battling the elements, but we pulled through and...

Hannover International Fireworks Competition

Firework Professionals had the honour of competing at the 28th Hanover International Fireworks Competition in Germany in September. International competitions are always so much fun for us and for the audiences. A lot of work goes into creating a pyromusical, and there were plenty of challenges putting together the 22 minute show – the biggest coming from working remotely with unfamiliar...
Confetti for events

Fireworks for Canterbury Crusaders Super Rugby Win

What a season it's been for our home side the Canterbury Crusaders.  Firework Professionals has been on hand at all the home games providing red coloured smokes for the team's entrance to the field. For finals night we were part of the half-time entertainment, with our Le Maitre and Ultratech proximate pyrotechnics lighting up the infield.  And when the cup was presented to the winning team,...
Festival of lights fireworks

Fireworks from Lyttelton to Hannover

Always a highlight of our winter calendar, the crew fired the fireworks display at "The Lyttleton Harbour Festival of Lights" street party on June 29th, with more than ten thousand revellers enjoying an evening of light, creativity and fireworks. Though this year's show was tinged with great sadness for us, following the recent passing of our founder Anthony Lealand, in a fitting finale a dozen...
Sparks 2018 (Christchurch)

Sparks 2018

Firework Professionals Ltd create another beautiful firework display at the 35th annual “Sparks” with the CSO in Hagley Park, Christchurch. A brief history of this pyromusical event.

New Year Rhythm and Alps

New Year’s Eve and into 2018

Happy New Year! New Year's Eve is always one of the busiest nights of the pyro calendar and this year was no exception, with technicians working all over the country. Firework Professionals fired shows as far north as Whangarei and as far south as Cardrona to the enjoyment of thousands of revelers. Fireworks really are a spectacular way to ring in the New Year. (Photo courtesy of Rhythm &...
Christchurch Pier 2017

New Brighton Pier Fireworks 2017

"Star Wars" Fireworks - New Brighton Pier, Christchurch. For the 40th anniversary of this genre defining classic we designed this year's  Treetech Guy Fawkes Fireworks Spectacular pyromusical with a "Star Wars" theme. There are a lot of logistics to consider when producing pyromusicals.  The venue the most important. With post-earthquake repair work to the pier underway, set up space was limited...
Chrysanthemum Shell over water

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights 2017

The Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights 2017 was another great night, with a big enjoying the party, despite the weather doing its best to deter. Firework Professionals has been firing the fireworks show at Port Lyttelton for over a decade now. It's one of our favourite winter events and one that many of our trainees have worked on to get experience of working in tricky conditions. In previous...
Blessing of the fleet 2017 starshells Nelson

Nelson Blessing of the Fleet 2017 – Mid winter fireworks

Nelson fireworks for Annual Fleet Blessing A large crowd enjoyed the Nelson Blessing of the Fleet 2017 fireworks, now in its 17th year. Blessing ceremonies for fishing fleets are common around the world, though there are few that regularly hold a fireworks display. The show is fired from a barge off Wakefield Quay, with significant advantages over land based shows, with unobstructed view to the...
confetti and streamers

Confetti and Streamers for The 2017 Americas Cup

After Emirates Team New Zealand's victory in the 2017 Americas Cup, Firework Professionals Ltd provided confetti and streamers for numerous parades and events on the cups tour across the country. Each event was a little different, and the delivery methods were highly varied. In Auckland, waves of metallic streamers were thrown by the crowd lining the streets. As well, the sailors had boxes of...
fireworks wheel at kidsfest 2017

Kidsfest 2017 – close proximity fireworks

For Kidsfest In July  2017 we fired a little show in Christchurch's Margaret Mahy Playground, memorable for the crowd as it included one of our rarely seen Maltese firework wheels. This wheel was last used at a Cashel St mall display in 2013. It's an unusual contraption, loaded with colored firework lances, electrically powered for reliable and safe "rocket free" operation, which means it can be...