Despite our efforts, there is still no Firework ban in the Waitakere Ranges.
However, it is illegal to light Fireworks on a Public Property and it is illegal to have Fireworks that are lit on Private Property to enter Public Propery !!
Fireworks, and their use in our area have historically been the cause of some very serious fires over the summer period, especially Guy Fawkes, Christmas, New Year, Anniversary W/E and Waitangi Day.
Piha R&R has been advocating a ban for Piha for many years, but currently it is only illegal to light fireworks on Public Places and there is no policing of any fireworks activity, even wen reported, due to the time it would take for police to react and the low priority accorded to such a report.
Following is a Press Release from the Combined Waitakere Ranges R&R Group. If you have any comment, please contact us by EMAIL HERE.
PRESS RELEASE – for immediate release Tuesday 25 Oct 2016