Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Private property not included in fireworks ban

MEDIA RELEASE
2 November 2005

Private property not included in fireworks ban

Auckland City has imposed a fireworks ban along Tamaki Drive. However, the ban does not prevent people letting off fireworks on private property.

"Some residents in the area have called council to complain about the lighting of fireworks in backyards," says Warren Adler, manager service requests, from Auckland City.

"The ban only covers the lighting of fireworks on particular beaches and reserves along Tamaki Drive. It is in place for reasons of public safety and injury prevention during the Guy Fawkes' season, not to control noise. Residents are still allowed to let fireworks off on their private property and in areas not covered by the ban," says Mr Adler.

The ban has been in place since 27 October, and lasts until 30 November 2005. It covers Watene Reserve, Okahu Bay, Orakei Domain, Whenua Rangatira, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, Selwyn Domain (including Mission Bay beach), Kohimarama Beach, Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers Bay Beach, Ladies Bay and Achilles Point.

Members of the public who let off fireworks in these areas will be asked to move on by council staff and the Police.

A number of public fireworks displays have been organised for Guy Fawkes' night, Saturday, 5 November.

For further information visit www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/fireworksban or phone
(09) 379 2020.

ENDS

The public fireworks displays organised for Guy Fawkes' night, Saturday, 5 November include

- Howick Lions' Club hosted Family Fireworks Spectacular, Alexandra Park, from 4.30pm, display from 8.45pm

- Heart of the City fireworks in the Viaduct for bar and restaurant patrons, Viaduct Harbour, 8pm to 10pm

- Waitakere Fireworks Display, Waitakere Stadium, Douglas Track and Field, Central Park Drive, Henderson, gates open 5.00pm, display 8.25pm

- Racing night and fireworks display at Waikaraka Park Speedway. Visit www.aucklandspeedway.co.nz or call 636 5014 for ticket prices and further detail.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Wealth: Two NZers Own More Than Poorest 30%

A staggering 28 per cent of all wealth created in New Zealand in 2017 went to the richest 1 per cent of Kiwis, while the 1.4 million people who make up the poorest 30 per cent of the population got barely 1 per cent, according to new research released by Oxfam.

The research also reveals that 90 per cent of New Zealand owns less than half the nation’s wealth.

The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

 

Employment: Joint Working Group On Pay Equity Principles Reconvened

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women. More>>

ALSO:

Hapū: Prime Minister And Clarke Gayford Expecting First Child

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have announced that they are expecting their first child in June. “We’re both really happy. We wanted a family but weren’t sure it would happen for us, which has made this news unexpected but exciting." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>


Gordon Campbell: On Jim Anderton
For anyone born after 1975, it is hard to grasp just how important a figure Jim Anderton was, for an entire generation.
During the mid to late 1980s, Anderton was the only significant public figure of resistance to the Labour government’s headlong embrace of Thatcherism...More>>

ALSO:


Gong Time: New Year's Honours List

Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. “Although this list was compiled and completed by the last government, it is a pleasure to welcome in the New Year by recognising exceptional New Zealanders,” Jacinda Ardern said. More
Full list

Roads: National launches bid to save highway projects

The National Party has launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects at risk because of the Government’s obsession with Auckland trams…More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages