fireworks

The perennial favourite: fireworks [POLL]

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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The fun police are still prowling

Every years some busybody wants to ban fireworks.

Eventually they will win, they will just grind the politicians down.

It is all about foisting their beliefs on the rest of the population, even some of my commenters agree, that we should sit for hours in traffic, struggle to find a carpark to sit at a big display in a park or stadium somewhere for 30 minutes to go wow…instead of having a BBQ, enjoying our backyards or beaches and then celebrating something that is actually our heritage and history.

Imagine if we had people wanting to stop Christmas or Easter or Ramadan.

Why should Guy Fawkes become the preserve of the corporates who can afford the large displays.

Imagine all the kids who will the joy of writing their names in teh air with sparklers.

These wowsers need to get a grip…they always want to remove things because of danger…well, when are they going to start calling for the banning of cars, boats, swimming, rugby, hunting and every other enjoyable past time with a risk attached?

When will they interfering stop, if ever?

Of course the Herald saw this as vitally important so they put their senior reporter ‘Tainted’ Fisher on the job.

This year, it may just be Parliament which torches Guy Fawkes Day.

A ban on the personal sale of fireworks – which went on sale yesterday – is to be considered by a parliamentary select committee this Wednesday, November 5 – Guy Fawkes Day.  Read more »

Get ready for Len’s fireworks inspectors

Len Brown’s council seems intent on poo-fingering any event that people might have fun at.

The latest imposition of silly rule making twats with clipboards is over Guy Fawkes night next week.

Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5 must find a public display or stay in their backyards, the council says.

Fireworks were banned from public places in May this year with the aim of protecting people, animals and property from the risks of fireworks.    Read more »

I don’t think they had a rehearsal, and in the end it may not matter

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And I thought my NYE was spectacular.

 

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Tonight You Belong to Me

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Intruder Alarm – Bush style

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Ultimate firework

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I’d like to see Dotcom launch this

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