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Purchasing Fireworks in NZ

In New Zealand we have a few restrictions around buying and selling fireworks.

Fireworks are only sold for the four days up to Guy Fawkes – November 2nd to 5th.

You must be 18 years old and have valid ID to buy fireworks.

And there are also rules about the types of fireworks that are sold*

*All Kiwi Thunder fireworks meet these stringent rules which are designed to help make fireworks safer for everyone!

Safety Tips

Using Fireworks at Home

There are no rules about what time of year you can set fireworks off, however there are some rules about where and how...

  • Most local councils have laws that stop people from lighting fireworks in public places such as parks or beaches.
  • And it’s best to only light fireworks on your own property, far away from anything that could catch fire.
  • Respect to your neighbours, especially those with young children or pets.
  • Ideally, put your fireworks away after 10.30pm
  • If you are using fireworks outside of guy Fawkes celebrations, say for a cultural celebration or festival, let your neighbours know.

Storing your Fireworks Safely

If you are saving fireworks for New Year’s Eve or cultural celebrations remember to store them safely. Store fireworks carefully…

  • In their original packaging, in a dry place.
  • Away from heat and sources of ignition.
  • Away from flammable materials like petrol or paint.
  • In a locked container or cabinet, away from children.

When using fireworks at home it is important to follow the Fire Service safety guidelines…

Lighting fireworks safely

  • Only adults should light fireworks.
  • Keep all unlit fireworks in their box or bag until you’re ready to light them.
  • Point fireworks at the sky, not at people or anyone’s home.
  • Leave dud or damaged fireworks alone.

Be considerate with fireworks

  • Do not use fireworks after 10.30pm, and try to let your neighbours know in advance.
  • If you're in a rural area, make sure you do not set off fireworks around farm animals.
  • If you do get burned, hold your burn under cold running water for 20 minutes.
  • Keep your pets inside.

Preventing fires when lighting fireworks

Used unsafely, fireworks can cause devastating bushfires. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of starting a fire when using fireworks:

  • Don’t light fireworks in windy or dry conditions.
  • Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using any fireworks.
  • Light your fireworks in a wide-open area, away from anything that could catch fire, like dry grass, leaves or crops, or flammable gases or liquids.
  • Keep a bucket of water, hose or fire extinguisher handy.