About Us

Boom Boom Fireworks has been an evolving brand since 1995 and successfully running as a company since 2008.

Being 100% New Zealand owned and operated, we strive to consistently offer quality driven outdoor and indoor fireworks displays, a pyrotechnics training school, special effects and pyrotechnic equipment for sale.

Our History

Boom Boom Fireworks was born out of a 12 year career with Class 1 Substances (Explosives) when Richard Mangos entered the explosives industry in 1992. Working throughout the North Island Richard became an experienced explosives operator, forming his own company, Xplotek in 1996.

Further diversification lead him onto working within the special effects industry where he worked alongside leading special effects supervisors of the time. Richard formed his own company in 1997 which successfully provided special effects and pyrotechnic services to the New Zealand film industry.

In 2001 Richard spent a year in Australia working for one of the world’s biggest fireworks companies, Foti International Fireworks, and assisted with the 2001 Sydney New Years Eve fireworks display on the Sydney Harbour.

In 2003 Richard travelled to Cape Town in South Africa where he worked with MXFX, a special effects company, and worked on special effects and pyrotechnic projects for international films and TV commercials there and in the desert of Namibia.

In 2005, Richard formed Mangos Fireworks, his own fireworks business, which has quickly built itself up to be Auckland’s premier fireworks display company.

2010 sees Mangos Fireworks change its name to Boom Boom Fireworks.

Our Team


Antony DruskovichAntony Druskovich
General Manager

Antony runs the Day to Day Operations of the business. He is a senior Level 3 Pyrotechnician having run our largest fireworks display throughout New Zealand. Antony has an       interest in manufacturing and has gained additional                                                       experience in a recent trip to China .

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance Licence

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Matt Hall
Health and Safety Manager

Matt is a Qualified Engineer with a special focus on Health and Safety.
Matt is a Level 3 Pyrotechnician and Controlled Substance Licence holder with experience managing some of large scale

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance Licence

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team_richard_mangosRichard Mangos  
Sales & Finance

Richard is a professional pyrotechnician with over 20 years local and international experience.

 

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

Scott BusherScott Busher
Scott is a senior Level 3 Pyrotechnician with a wide range of fireworks experience. A skilled technician with great attention to detail.
Builder of the Famous Dusshera Diwali Effigy, Scott leads the crew in many jobs around New Zealand.

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

Ross GodkinRoss Godkin
Ross is a senior professional pyrotechnician who has a keen interest in the technical aspects pyrotechnics. He is experienced in Hazard and Risk management having had responsibility for managing large manufacturing sites across New Zealand.

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

kellyKelly Church
Kelly is a senior professional pyrotechnician with experience on many of our jobs around New Zealand.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

Glen HallGlen Hall
Glen is a senior professional pyrotechnician with a wide range of experience in both commercial and retail fireworks. A great utility member of the crew.

 

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

Nick CarreNick Carre
Nick is an experienced pyrotechnician who works on a variety of pyrotechnic job types within New Zealand. He has a passion for fireworks and great skill in the area of electronics.

 

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

Jonno Sargent-Mens
Jonno is an experienced pyrotechnician who has worked on our North Island jobs. A great all rounder.

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence

gabe-davis-webGABE DAVIS
Gabe is interested in learning more about fireworks manufacture and choreograhing displays to music.
She is a qualified first aider, teaches chemistry in the Waikato and enjoys organic gardening and beekeeping.

Qualifications:

  • Approved Handler Pyrotechnics
  • Controlled Substance licence
  • MSc Chemistry
  • Diploma of Teaching

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Fireworks display at the Old Church, Meeanee Road, Napier. Friday 02 January 2008. Credit: K A Marshall Limited / Kerry Marshall

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