Firework Professional provided the sparks when the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and a resident volcanologist opened the University of Canterbury’s Earnest Rutherford Building on 15 February.

The Rutherford Building

The Rutherford Building is stage 1 of the $220 million Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC). With a  sequence of 32 gerbs the building was declared officially open in front of hundreds of invited guests, including the geophysicist Professor Mary Fowler, great-granddaughter of Lord Rutherford. (More details in University of Canterbury News)