Bright color fills skies in Rolleston

BRIGHT: The Rolleston Fireworks display has been deemed another success.

An explosion of colour could be seen across Rolleston skies in celebration of Guy Fawkes on Saturday.

The Rolleston Fireworks display has been deemed a success with more than 15,000 attending the show.

It was the second year the event had been held at Foster Park instead of Rolleston Reserve.

The event cost about $70,000 to put on with $30,000 of fireworks set off.

Rolleston fireworks organising committee member Jens Christensen said the event was touch and go at one stage because of the wind.

“It was absolutely howling down for a while. Then when the fireworks went off it was as still as anything,” he said.

Mr Christensen said schools and community groups running fundraisers at the event were happy with how the evening went but it was too early to estimate how much was raised.

Rolleston chief fire officer Nigel Lilley said the weekend was pretty quiet and people were genuinely careful.