Morrinsville's PricewaterhouseCoopers fireworks Extravaganza went off with a bang on Sunday.
Despite the event being postponed on Saturday, because of bad weather, more than 3000 people filled the Morrinsville Recreation Grounds the following evening.
The night took off from 5.30pm when the gates opened and crowds were treated to a host of entertainment.
Local musician Tim Armstrong and his band brought the evening to life during the pre-fireworks excitement entertainment, while both parents and child dhren enjoyed jeep rides, bouncy castles, lolly scrambles and an appearance by Morrinsville Volunteer Fire Brigade's vintage fire truck.
MPA Association manager Cathy Balvert said although numbers were down slightly on last year, most likely because of the postponement, the night was a great success. ''The weather was beautiful and the committee had justification about making the decision to postpone,'' she said.
Mrs Balvert said despite the task of having to re-organise everything in 24 hours, she was amazed at how quickly the word spread through social media sites about the postponement. And by Sunday night she was delighted to see so many smiling faces enjoying the evening.
The $12,000 fireworks display produced an impressive spectacle as dusk set in, while the bonfire was also a great success, she said. Upcoming MPA nte events include the Murray Oaks Craft and Fun Day on November 24, with sites still available, and the Cooper Aitken Christmas Parade on December 8.
For information about the events visit morrinsvillenz.co.nz or call Cathy Balvert at the Morrinsville Information Centre on 889 5575.
- Piako Post