41 days ago

Message from Constable Don Allan - Guy Fawkes

Colleen from Onehunga

Information relating to the use of fireworks

Fireworks, Guy Fawkes bonfires and sky lanterns
Fireworks are dangerous and pose a high fire risk. You must make sure you are using them safely.
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Where you can light fireworks
You can light fireworks on private property:
from 5pm to 10.30pm every day during the year
up to 1am on 1 January for New Year.
Where you cannot light fireworks
You cannot light fireworks on council-controlled land, such as:
beaches
parks and reserves.
You are also prohibited from lighting fireworks in:
forests
conservation areas
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
How to use fireworks safely and considerately
Inform your neighbours, if possible and avoid using them after 10pm.
Have water or fire extinguishers handy.
Read and follow handling instructions carefully.
Do not light fireworks in windy or dry conditions.
Do not point fireworks at any person, animal, property or vegetation.
Always have a responsible adult present.
Keep pets inside or move animals to avoid stress.
For more safety information see the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.
Where you can light Guy Fawkes bonfires
On public land
It is illegal to light an outdoor fire in any public place within Auckland under the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2103, unless we have given prior approval.
This applies to all:
beaches
parks
conservation areas
forests
road surfaces, berm or footpath on your street.
On residential private land
Bonfires are not allowed in residential areas at any time.
On rural private land
During Guy Fawkes (2-5 November), bonfires are allowed on private land in rural areas but must be lit during daylight hours and extinguish them before nightfall.
You need to:
comply with the general fire safety guidelines
get a fire permit, from Fire and Emergency New Zealand during a Restricted Fire Season.
For fire permit application and information about the current fire seasons see www.checkitsalright.nz... website.

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