On the one hand
Prime Minister John Key says it is only a matter of time before private firework sales are banned.
Speaking at his post-Cabinet press conference, Key said he thought public sentiment was moving towards a fireworks sales ban.
“It’s obviously an issue that raises its head every time we have Guy Fawkes,” Key said.
“I think it’s something where we’d rather take the public with us and I think slowly there is a bow wave of agreement that [a sales ban is] the right place to go.”
Key said he didn’t think the government had done “any serious work” to bring about the change, though.
“While I’m not proposing or saying that there should be a personal ban today… I think eventually you actually will see public displays being the ones where fireworks are available.”
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