Barry Wah Lee is a Certified Handler in pyrotechnics. The name Wah Lee has been associated with fireworks for a very long time - Barry's parents, the late Linda and George Wah Lee, first started importing fireworks to NZ from China in the 1890s and selling them from their shop in Greys Ave, then known as Chinatown. From there, George and Linda moved up to Hobson St, Barry and his brother Robert still run the Wah Lee store at 220 Hobson St, Auckland. And, they are still well-known for selling a wide range of retail fireworks every Guy Fawkes. They still have the best selection of quality Chinese fireworks.
"Our History and our Culture cannot be solely made of concrete and clay, it certainly cannot be built up from stony faces, a wall between the flowers, carved eyes viewing wonders. The Sky a canopy of Stars? Then look up on that Special Night.You can help to make it happen!" (Barry Wah Lee)