He lights up our lives ... seasoned pyrotechnician Christopher Pearson will be back to thrill young and old at one of his favou
He lights up our lives ... seasoned pyrotechnician Christopher Pearson will be back to thrill young and old at one of his favou

Get ready for a cracker of a night



IT'S going to be another cracker of a night at the Jetty tomorrow with Christopher Pearson once again ready to light up New Year's Eve.

Mr Pearson has been planning the evening since July and has a number of new fireworks to show off. One of these is the Kamuro Gold Mines, a series of 390 fireworks which will spread over approximately 100m, going up to 90m skyward.

Another segment has been designed especially for the girls ? it will be all pink ? on request from sponsor March's Amusements.

As well as that, there will be coloured eggs, coloured rain, new 'pastel coloured' fireworks and a poisonous spider which has not been displayed at the Jetty before.

The spider will go 80 to 90 metres in the sky, however, others will go as high as 200m-230m.

There will be 2500 fireworks set off in about 15 minutes, many of them coming from the same manufacturer as the fireworks in Sydney.

Mr Pearson, who is from Nambucca, is the only pyrotechnician to have put on a fireworks display at the new jetty, and was the last one to have put on a display at the old jetty.

He says that fireworks have changed considerably since then, with the major differences being the materials and chemicals that shells are made of.

"We don't use plastic shells anymore for environmental reasons," Mr Pearson said.

His company has been booked for 11 shows this month, seven of them at New Year's Eve events ? but the man himself will be right here at the Jetty, a place he calls one of his favourites.

"There's lots of scope to be creative here," he said.

The New Year's Eve fireworks start at 10pm tomorrow.



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