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Testimonials

 

Eastcoast Fireworks are very proud of our wedding displays and the service that we offer, but don't just take our word for it. Below is just a selection of our exceedingly happy customers:

 


 

Celebration of Life Fireworks Display

 

Dear Simon,
 
A note to say that Len’s farewell went off with a bang last night.  The most impressive sky rocket we’d ever seen.  Now everyone wants to go that way!
 
Thank you so much for providing this service.  Exactly what Len wanted
 
Judy 5th Nov 2016
 

 

Corporate Events

 

Hastings Girls High School

 
My only complaint is that I could have watched it all night. 
 
Simon, It was truly brilliant.  A fabulous way to finish a very memorable night.
 
The feedback has been that it was the best ever.  You and your guys played a huge part in this. Thank you and I have talked about you and your business at any opportunity since.  Your fireworks are your best advertisement, the safety and organisation is impressive.
 
You could move an Army.
 
Warm regards
 
Amanda  Greville
Hastings Girls High School
 
 
 

 

Meeanee Speedway Fireworks Display, Napier

 
Awesome night at meeanee speedway and wicked wicked fireworks the best i have seen at meeanee thanks to Simon Osborne for sending the night off at meeanee with a bang
 
Andrew Brunton
Track Photographer Meeanee Speedway
 
 
 

 

Bakels 56th Annual Conference - Wairakei Resort

 
Dear Simon
 
Now that the dust has settled I just wanted to pass on my sincere gratitude and thanks to you and your team for your huge contribution to our Bakels Annual Conference.
 
Your professional approach, witty humour and ability to always exceed the customers expectations is proven once again with the amazing show you guys put on for our conference delegates.
 
This year’s event has arguably been the most memorable event over the years and it would be safe to say that this event is truly an experience that no-one had ever experienced before. (And that is always a hard achievement with large groups)
 
Once again many thanks to you and your team; we all wish you the very best for the year ahead; be safe!
 
PS – Were you heading north (Ruakaka about 4:30PM) Tuesday afternoon; thought I saw your truck?
 
PPS – I have attached some photos and will attach more in a separate email.
 
Many thanks again!!!!
 
Kindest regards
 

Phillip Lewis - NZ Bakels LTD

Key Account Manager (Foodstuffs)

421-429 Church Street East, Penrose, Auckland

 

 

Bostocks Surprise Fireworks Display

 
A spectacular 8 minute surprise fireworks display was held at 307 Ngatarawa Road, Bridge Pa during a Prohibited Fire Season to celebrate the home coming of Mrs Bostock from China. Great timing, great display, outstanding display effects and colour, very friendly and professional service.
 
 
John Bostock
 
www.bostocks.co.nz
 
 

 

Meeanee Speedway, Saturday 3 November 2012

 

A spectacular 10-minute Thirsty Whale-sponsored fireworks display was the halftime entertainment. Longtime regulars among the 4000 fans described the display as the loudest and the most intense in the history of the displays at the Hawke's Bay Speedway Club (Meeanee Speedway).

 

Shane Hurndell | Hawkes Bay Today | Monday, November 5, 2012 

 

 


 

 

Meeanee Speedway, Saturday 3 November 2012

 

It's not often the off track action steals the limelight from the on track action at ZM Meeanee Speedway. But this was definitely the case at the Hawke's Bay Speedway Club's November 3, 2013.

 

Fireworks Spectacular Meeting sponsored by The Thirsty Whale Bar and Restaurant and fired by Eastcoast Fireworks.

 

Almost 4,000 fans attended the meeting and the 10 minute fireworks display staged before the final five feature races was described by longtime regulars at the track as the loudest and most intense in the history of the displays at the club.

 

NZ Speedway News | January, 2013 

 

 

 

CHB Ryhtm & Booms, Friday 2 November 2012

 
WOW, Simon and Janice Osborne and fellow pyrotechnic volunteers, you put on a simply amazing display - I haven't ever seen and heard such incredible fireworks up close before..... the finale was outa this world!!! Thank you so much for doing this for our community. You guys ROCK!!
 
Jackie Lowry │November 2, 2012 at 9:09pm
 

 

 

Wedding Testimonials

 

Curtis Surprise Wedding Display, Cape South
 

An absolutely fantastic and professional service from start to finish. Our wedding display was even more spectacular then we'd imagined, it made our day special right to the very end. We loved surprising our guests too.

 

We would recommend Simon and the team very highly to anyone wanting a truly professional service, an awesome display, and value for money.

 

Thank you all so very much.

 

Laura and James Curtis

 


 

Thompson Surprise Wedding Display, Copthorne Resort Masterton
 

I found Eastcoast Fireworks on a Trademe website and immediately knew this is what could set our wedding apart from the rest. Simon made contact with us in the weeks leading up to the wedding and we asked Eastcoast fireworks to keep our display a secret. So, with many emails and a few phone calls our display was organised between Simon and the event Manager at the Resort.

 

We were kept informed at all times. I felt relieved every time an email was forwarded to us explaining where the planning and consent process was up to. We met with Simon prior to the wedding to show him around the grounds where the display was to be fired and also discussed photo opportunities.

 

On the day (we prayed for the wind to stop) things went without a hitch. My future husband was in contact with Simon via a cell phone and we knew exactly when to move our guests outside for the big surprise.

 

There were a few grumbles when the MC asked our guests to 'rug up' for a special outdoor photo. No-one guessed what our surprise would be. I was so excited when we had our guests have a photo. Our poor photographer climbed a ladder in freezing cold weather to gather the guests for a special shot. We moved over to the antique dynamite plunger, counted down to ourselves and started off the show!

 

The display was simply amazing! The colours were magnificent and the noise was incredible! Our guests were cheering and clapping. I even had a few tears. We stood together and watched a glorious display which was timed to surprise and captivate.

 

This was a secret and surprise to our wedding guests. The event was planned and managed professionally. Staff at the Resort were even surprised by our display! We thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon , he made our wedding the event we only dreamed it could be. A truly spectacular surprise for our wedding party and most of the town as well! Our guests were amazed. We had comments such as "that was bigger than the town display at Guy Fawkes"!

 

The event was incredibly well managed. Stress free . And what an amazing display!!! I am so grateful for the fantastic show we received. It made our wedding so special. This was an excellent way to make our day a real 'event". And...nearly the whole town was able to see part of our wedding.

 

Thank you . Donna and Stephen Thompson

Copthorne Resort Masterton
 


 

Thompson Surprise Wedding Display, Copthorne Resort Masterton
 

Thanks Simon for a wonderful wedding fireworks display at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park Wairarapa. 

 

From the initial meeting until the display Simon was extremely open and professional. His communication was excellent he was extremely diligent with site inspection, dropping leaflets to immediate neighbours and overall execution of this wonderful event!

 

We really enjoyed watching the Bride and Groom started the smaller display using the dynamite plunger followed by the main display.

 

I would be more than happy to recommend Simon by phone email or mail to clients wanting a very professionally organised event.

 

Cheers Wendy

Wendy Donnelly - Functions Manager
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park
Masterton, Wairarapa

 


 

McDaniels Surprise Wedding Display, Lake Taupo

 

Simon, Have I ever got some customer feedback for you - YOU ROCK! That show was legend, mate! The first thing people still say to us is "Man, those fireworks..." While showing a mate and his wife some video from that night, he looks up at me and says, "Wow man, this is amazing!

 

What was the occasion? Was it like a national holiday or something?" When I said "Hello - it was our wedding", he could only shake his head and respond, "WOW".I think that pretty much says it all... Except for the fact that the people on Highway 1 just pulled over to the side of the road and stared into the sky, it was mostly just one more Saturday night.

 

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that people from all different parts of town and surrounding areas witnessed the show from their decks and balconies and were amazed at the biggest pyrotechnic display they had seen in their lives!

 

Thank you Simon - again & again!!

Look for us in your mailbox in about two weeks or so.

 

Sean & Jan McDaniels
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 


 

McDaniels Surprise Wedding Display, Lake Taupo

 

Email of thanks and Appreciation - Outdoor Pyrotechnic Display - Waipahihi Bay, Taupo

 

Hi Simon, it was a fantastic display, I think it was the best Taupo has ever seen!

Thank you for making everything run so smoothly.

Cheers

 

Vanessa

MILLENNIUM HOTEL & RESORT MANUELS TAUPO
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo

 


 

McDaniels Surprise Wedding Display, Lake Taupo

 

Hi Simon

 

We consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have experienced it outside our hotel, all of the staff are still talking about it.

 

I was very impressed with your side of it and the quality. I have no idea of the cost – imagine it to be very high for what they had – however, I will be trying to talk some conference into having it by putting some pics on our website – next time though I will have some photos taken from a distance though. A boat on the lake or around the bay would have been good.

 

Do you think there would be any problems getting permission again through all the channels?

 

Cheers

 

Diane General Manager

MILLENNIUM HOTEL & RESORT MANUELS TAUPO
243 Lake Terrace, Taupo

 


 

Campbell Surprise Wedding, Waipawa

Thank you for your wonderful wedding firework display. Mr & Mrs Campbell

 


 

Johnstone Surprise Wedding Display, Kemblefield Estate Winery

 

Hi Simon
 

THANK YOU so much for contributing to an AMAZING evening. You did a fabulous job and everyone are still raving about it!! I will complete the attached form and send back.

Happy New Year and thank you so much again!

 

Bridgette & Tyrone Johnston

 


 

Ulyatt Wedding, Hatuma
 

Dear Simon - Don't want to appear to be a regular contributor to this page but, together with Kirstie, I did want to express our grateful thanks for the fine fireworks display you created for our wedding evening.

 

It was the perfect finale to an excellent occasion.

Cheers, Trevor and Kirstie Ulyatt

 

 

Community Displays

 

Rhythms & Booms Community Fireworks display Friday 2nd November 2012

 

Dear Sir

 

I am writing you to let you know that my family and I was very pleased with the Central Hawke’s Bay Rhythms & Booms Community Fireworks display that your company provided on Friday 2nd November 2012.

 

This was the best fireworks display that we have ever seen…..and the visual effects from the last star shell was like the Eveready battery add, “it just kept going and going”

 

Your annual Guy Fawkes community celebration draws visitors to Waipawa to watch the fireworks show and I have heard many positive comments over the past several years that your company has provided the fireworks show for this large annual community event.

 

In closing, I would like to say that I would recommend Eastcoast Fireworks to anyone looking for a high quality fireworks show for their community.

 

Sincerely,
Kevin Ritchie

 


 

Bangers on a Barge, Art Deco Trust, Winter Decanted Festival

 

Hi Simon,

 

Thank you for your contribution to our Festival programme by way of providing the spectacular fireworks display. Undoubtedly the experience was value for money with the rather humorous scenario of applause breaking out on four occasions when a pause occurred – to then experience more and more and more!
 

The response of the crowd was hugely enthusiastic and this is our best measure of the success of the event. It was evident that you and your team operate professionally and responsibly and the variety of display certainly added to the appreciation.
 

It was great to have the media capture the display and it was notable that is was the fireworks that they focused on – another acknowledgement of the quality of display you delivered.

 

Thank you Simon for your commitment and persistence, the Trust would happily recommend your services.

 

Kind regards,
Margot Minétt
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

 

Art Deco Trust, Deco Centre, 163 Tennyson Street,
P.O. Box 133, Napier,New Zealand

 


 

Central Hawke's Bay Annual Community Fireworks Display

 

Dear Simon - I was at the Guy Fawkes display you mounted in Waipawa this year. I have to say the programme was nothing short of spectacular. You know, it was just so good that the whole crowd was kept in a constant state of awe.

 

Congratulations on a truly professional and exciting presentation.

 

Trevor Ulyatt, Waipukurau.

 


 

Central Hawke's Bay Annual Community Fireworks Display

 

Dear Simon - I do want to thank you very much indeed for all that you did to make the Schools Annual Guy Fawkes’s evening a great success. The members of the public thoroughly enjoyed them.

 

The response to the firework display has been great. Most people thought they were the best firework display they had seen. I’d like to thank you and your team for the effort you put into making the whole thing seem effortless. Your organisation and efficiency certainly helps the School in organising the event.

 

Thank you once again for being so professional at the venue. You gave us and our community another memorable display. We will of course be holding a similar event next year. The date is yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be the 5th November. Please reserve this date for us.

 

Olwyn Johnston, Principal Waipawa School

 


 

Central Hawke's Bay Annual Community Fireworks Display

 

Dear Simon - I would like to thank Eastcoast Fireworks and you personally, for the stunning fireworks display witnessed by the Waipawa community during the Waipawa Schools Annual Guy Fawkes’s evening. The display was certainly spectacular and Coronation Park was a very good point from which to launch the fireworks.

 

People all over town were able to see (and hear) them. The display was certainly a fitting end to a successful day.

 

Please pass on my thanks to all those people who were involved in setting up and launching the display and I wish you company every success in the future.

 

P.Dawson

 


 

Central Hawke's Bay Annual Community Fireworks Display

 

Dear Simon - thank you very much for arranging a fireworks display at our family gathering, the whole evening went well. The display was excellent, and one of the best that I have witnessed, with favourable comments from our guests.

 

Please be kind enough to pass on my thanks to your pro team for helping to make our special day so memorable. We are looking for an excuse to have another display. Once again, many thanks.

 

Kookaburra Trust

 

 

Corporate Testimonials

 

Deco Decanted weekend a wonderful success for Ahuriri August 2009

 

The Family Frivolity Fun Day in July was a great success with good profile for the area as lots of people attended and the rain stayed away!

 

There was a huge turnout for the Strawberry Homes – Bangers on the Barge fireworks extravaganza and thanks to East Coast Fireworks for their impressive fireworks display.

 

Special thanks to the Old Custom House Trust for allowing the opening of the custom house.

 

Ahuriri Business Association

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Art Deco Trust, Deco Decanted weekend

Hello Simon,

 

Thank you for your follow up to last year’s successful event. Unfortunately we are not having that event in Ahuriri again this year.

 

I hope all is well with you and your team, perhaps we could touch base again next year.

 

Regards,

 

Ann Barrar
Event Manager, Art Deco trust

weekend@artdeconapier.com
www.artdeconapier.com