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The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular

> 02 November 2007
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> CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL MEDIA RELEASE
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> The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular
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> Families are in for a treat of the senses on Monday 5th November, with a program set to be a light, sound and atmospheric sensation - but you'll need to tune your headphones into The Breeze 94.5 FM.
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> The Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular will start off with a brand new > "> light-chasing> "> sequence under the New Brighton Pier.
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> Individually controllable light fittings attached to each column on the Pier will dance to a specially programmed arrangement for 10 minutes from 9 pm, illuminating the length of the pier in rolling sequences of colour, before the fireworks burst into the skies at 9.10 pm.
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> The new lighting, designed by Grant Robertson from The LightSite, was commissioned by the Christchurch City Council as an initiative to enliven the pier and add atmosphere to this Christchurch landmark, and was installed about six months ago with light fittings that use a low amount of power, are clean, green and have a long lamp life.
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> Then at 9.10 pm, the moment the watching city has been holding its breath for arrives, when the Paul Kelly Motor Company Fireworks Spectacular lifts the event skyward.
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> Fireworks company Fused FX have designed a show with hundreds of pyrotechnic components utilising the length of the pier, a spectacle which has been choreographed to the soundtrack of > "> Wandering Eye> "> by Fat Freddies Drop.
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> "> This music works well for fireworks as there are several quiet moments, drum lifts, tempo changes and highlight points,> "> says Mark Hakaraia, of Fused FX.
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> Tune in to The Breeze 94.5 FM to enjoy the full audiovisual experience.
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> GETTING THERE
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> The Rawhiti domain will be open and offering free parking (access from Keyes Road).
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> In addition to normal bus services, Metro will also be running extra buses to and from these key destinations:
> * Bus Exchange (Approx every 5-10mins from 7pm)
> * The Palms (Approx every 5-10mins from 7pm)
> * Eastgate Mall (Approx every 5-10mins from 7pm)
> * Westfield Riccarton (Approx every 5-10mins from 6pm)
> * The Hub Hornby (Approx every 5-10mins from 6pm)
> People who want to travel from Barrington or Northlands can catch the Orbiter to one of the key destinations above and transfer to reach New Brighton.
> Due to the popularity of the event, the public are advised to expect some traffic delays leaving Brighton after the fireworks.
> 9 pm: Lighting show on the pier; 9:10 pm Fireworks
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