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Firework Professionals Ltd has been designing dazzling pyrotechnic displays and supplying quality commercial fireworks NZ wide for almost forty years.

Founded by Anthony Lealand, Firework Professionals is staffed by a small group of highly experienced pyro enthusiasts based in Christchurch. Dozens of trained pyrotechnicians throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific support the full time team.

Firework Professionals supply and manufacture an extensive range of indoor and outdoor pyrotechnics, as well as special effects for the film and TV industry.  As well, we provide local technical support for touring international shows such as Disney on Ice and AC/DC. In addition to our long history of producing fantastic firework shows, FPL run comprehensive pyrotechnician training courses.

International Recognition

The international pyrotechnics community recognise the work we do. Our reputation for excellence has lead to invitations to compete in international competitions, as well as secured major contracts for events in NZ and the Pacific Islands.

Firework Professionals aren’t part-time hobbyists, we’re a full time team, available to provide fireworks displays 365 days a year.  While the fortnight around Guy Fawkes is our busiest time, there other peak times, such as New Year’s and Matariki. Booking shows outside peak times can be advantageous to clients.

No matter what the celebration, a firework display or confetti effects will add something extra to your event.  Have a look around our site and gallery, and talk to us today to discuss your pyro solutions. For the best fireworks NZ has to offer, talk to Firework Professionals.

Recent News and Events

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 Hannover International Fireworks Competition in Germany recently. A lot of work goes into creating a pyromusical and there were many challenges putting together the 22 minute show – the biggest coming from working remotely with unfamiliar pyrotechnics, a slightly unfamiliar firing system, and a 10 hour time difference hindering...
Streamer Invercargill

Street parade streamers in the deep South

To celebrate a proud region's amazing sporting successes over the winter, the Invercargill City Council recently organised a street parade.  And what's a parade without ticker tape - or streamers as we know them. At short notice, Firework Professionals had hundreds of streamer tubes delivered to the community to hand out for their celebrations.  The great thing about streamers is that there are...
Confetti at the Super Rugby final

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...
Anthony Lealand

Anthony Lealand

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of our dear friend and mentor, Anthony Lealand. Anthony passed away on Friday the 15th of June 2018, from complications following surgery. He will be deeply missed by us all.
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“Professional Firework Safety Essentials” course is now available

Our latest course – “Professional Firework Safety Essentials” is now available online at Udemy. And it’s free! Read more …

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.

Fireworks as Jacinda Adern opens the Rutherford Building

Fireworks as Jacinda Ardern opens the Rutherford Building

Firework Professional Ltd provided the sparkle when the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened the University of Canterbury’s Earnest Rutherford Building on 15 February. (With a short video of the 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 & Alps)...
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 pyromusical firework show for the Treetech Guy Fawkes Fireworks Spectacular with a "Star Wars" theme. With repair work to the pier underway, set up space was limited by scaffolding and other obstacles. But at Firework Professionals Ltd, we work through...
Online Training with Anthony

Guy Fawkes Retail Fireworks

Guy Fawkes is Coming! The time is coming in New Zealand when retail fireworks can be sold. We do not sell domestic fireworks however we are involved in training those who do. Yes, that is right not only are there special regulations covering the fireworks that can be sold (they are not the same as the pyro you get in a professional fireworks show) but each place has to have at least one person...
Chrysanthemum Shell over water

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights 2017

The Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights for 2017 had a great turnout, despite the weather doing its best to deter party goers. Firework Professionals have been firing the fireworks show down 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 years we've...
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, as has been the case for many years. Blessing ceremonies for fishing fleets are common around the world, though this may be the only one that regularly makes use of a fireworks display. The show is fired from a barge off Wakefield Quay, which has some significant advantages over land...
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

In July we fired some effects in Christchurch's Margaret Mahy Playground for Kidsfest 2017. This was a fairly small event, though it will be memorable for the crowd. The effects included one of our rarely seen Maltese firework wheels. The same wheel was last used at a Cashel St mall display. An unusual contraption, it is loaded with colored firework lances and electrically powered for reliable...