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Counting down to another ‘amazing’ display

THE night sky above Gisborne will explode in a kaleidoscope of colour for the 19th time tomorrow in what has become a New Year's Day tradition — the Walter Findlay Ltd Fire in the Sky.

The company behind the sponsorship of the annual fireworks event held over the convergence of the city's three rivers is looking forward to another “amazing show”.

“Gisborne District Council and the events team have done an amazing job of putting the community event together,” said Walter Findlay Ltd spokeswoman Alyx Findlay.

“It is a pleasure to work with them and they have organised some amazing local talent to perform and keep us entertained.”

Father and son Chris and Reuben Hilder and their company Fireworks Professionals will once again be presenting the fireworks display lasting 10 minutes.

“This year they have an exciting new firework for us called the Kamuro effect,” said Alyx.

“It hangs in the air similar to a bridal veil or brocade willow and is very, very pretty. We can't wait to see it.

“The fireworks will be choreographed to a range of music, including Gisborne's popular choice this year of The Exponents' Why Does Love Do This To Me.

“Thank you to Bevan from More FM for coordinating this.

“Walter Findlay Ltd is delighted to celebrate the 19th Fire in the Sky.

“We wish to thank and acknowledge our Walter Findlay team for all of their hard work to make the fireworks of Fire in the Sky possible.

“It is about our community sharing a moment to celebrate the new year together.

“We hope that it is better and brighter for all Gisborne. Thank you for your support of our company for yet another year.”

The event starts at 6pm at Marina Park tomorrow. The fireworks grand finale is scheduled for about 10pm.