Most mayors throughout New Zealand have supported a recommendation by an Auckland Councillor that private fireworks be banned.

Local Government New Zealand will now ask the Government for a ban to be put in place.

All bar one person The Northern Advocate spoke to on the streets of Whangārei were in support of a ban.

Kevin Kerr, Onerahi: I support a total ban. Fireworks are an inconvenience to people and a disturbance to people. The trouble is, people seem to have fireworks going for weeks after public displays.
Kevin Kerr, Onerahi: I support a total ban. Fireworks are an inconvenience to people and a disturbance to people. The trouble is, people seem to have fireworks going for weeks after public displays.
Marlie Walker, Maunu: I support the ban as a pet owner. It's terrifying for pets and it's dangerous.
Marlie Walker, Maunu: I support the ban as a pet owner. It's terrifying for pets and it's dangerous.
Sasha Butler, Whau Valley: They should be banned because people are really cruel to animals.
Sasha Butler, Whau Valley: They should be banned because people are really cruel to animals.
Christina Simmonds, Morningside: I support a ban because in the past, there's been so much misuse of fireworks, including cruelty to animals.
Christina Simmonds, Morningside: I support a ban because in the past, there's been so much misuse of fireworks, including cruelty to animals.
Eric Miller, student, Poroti: I don't support the ban. A ban takes people's fun away.
Eric Miller, student, Poroti: I don't support the ban. A ban takes people's fun away.
Carine Lange, Tangiteroria: Ban it, because people are irresponsible. They don't stick to the days and people's pets are terrorised.
Carine Lange, Tangiteroria: Ban it, because people are irresponsible. They don't stick to the days and people's pets are terrorised.