Statement from Regional Facilities Auckland on fireworks display

Last Updated : 03 Nov 2017

Contrary to some reports today, Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) has given permission for a fireworks display in Western Springs Stadium as agreed with speedway promoters, Springs Promotions Ltd (SPL). We were informed today that the pyrotechnics operator has now withdrawn from providing his services to SPL for the Saturday night speedway event.

In previous years, firework displays at concerts and speedway events at Western Springs have operated under a height limit of 25m. To try to accommodate SPL’s latest request for a fireworks “extravaganza”, RFA agreed to relax this pre-existing height limit, increasing the allowable height from 25m to 30m.

Despite this, the pyrotechnics operator felt unable to balance the SPL expectation of a fireworks “extravaganza” with the reality of the limits on this kind of activity at Western Springs.

RFA is currently working with the pyrotechnics operator in seeking a resolution between him and SPL for the fireworks to still go ahead along the lines SPL has agreed to over the last few years.

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