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From: James Lochead

Dear Auckland Council,

Auckland Council to consult over private fireworks ban.

Following this story I wish to request the following information.

1) Has Auckland council commited any funds or intends to commit any extra funds to public firework displays (all doccuments please, including what the council has commited for the last 10 years itemised).
2) "On Thursday, the council's Governing Body voted unanimously to consult Aucklanders on banning the private sale of fireworks altogether." Is Auckland Council intending to ban the use of fireworks within the region using bylaws despite Fireworks for sale to the public being highly regulated by the EPA and legal?
3) What implications would a bylaw have to New Zealanders who culturally use fireworks for celebrations. From Guy fawlkes to New years celebrations?

Yours faithfully,

James Lochead

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Attachment LGOIMA and Privacy Information Sheet 2017.pdf
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Dear James

 

Thank you for your request for information about the proposed fireworks
ban.

 

The following information has been processed as business as usual, and as
such, will not be responded to under LGOIMA. Please note, we have combined
all 3 of your requests into one, and will respond accordingly.

 

From 26/2 7.23pm email

Question 1 – Please refer to the minutes from the relevant Governing Body
meeting, item 3. The minutes are available here: 
[1]http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt....

 

Question 2 – Please refer to the agenda from the relevant Governing Body
meeting, item 10. The notice of motion and supporting information supplied
for this are available here:
[2]http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt....

 

Question 3 – Please refer to the minutes from the meeting, item 10 (as
linked above). I note that Governing Body agreed to “request the
government to introduce legislation to ban the sale of fireworks to the
general public and end private use following public feedback on the issue
as part of consultation on review of the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw
scheduled for August 2018.”

 

From 27/2 8.08am email

Please refer to the Standing Orders (SO) for Governing Body in regards to
how meetings are organized and run. Please refer to SO 7.2.1 regarding
notification of meetings. In regards to public input, please note SO 7.7.
A copy of the Standing Orders are available here:
[3]https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/abou...

 

Please note that those who are providing public input at the meeting do
not have the ability to vote on the relevant item during the meeting –
only members of the relevant committee are able to vote. I refer you to SO
1.8 in this regard.

For more information relating to how decisions are made, please refer to
Auckland Council’s Governance Manual, available here:
[4]http://governance.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

 

I have attached an information sheet on our processes and requirements
under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

 

We will respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt of your
request.

 

If you have further questions please feel free to contact the Privacy &
LGOIMA team on 09 301 0101, quoting reference 8140002601

Kind regards

Grace Heinemann

Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner

Democracy Services

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From: James Lochead

Dear Auckland Council,

The SPCA were invited to present, could I request all communications between Auckland Council and SPCA please regarding fireworks between 2015> now.

All information regarding fireworks complaints recieved by both counciliors who are reported to have supported the call to ban fireworks.

"Albert-Eden-Roskill councillor Cathy Casey, who co-sponsored the original motion with Manukau councillor Efeso Collins, said in August the council would use its required public safety nuisance bylaw consultation with to ask about people about a firework sale ban." details of original motion including all communication.

Is Cathy Casey a member of "Ban the Boom" and has she posted on their pages regarding firework sales ban?

Has the cultural significance and the human rights act been taken into account, all information please.

all communication to the firework industry, prior to the meeting?

Yours sincerely,

James Lochead

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From: Rosie Judd
Auckland Council


Attachment LGOIMA and Privacy Information Sheet August 2015.pdf
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Dear James

Thank you for your request for information below.

I have attached an information sheet on our processes and requirements under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987. We will respond within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

If you have further questions please feel free to contact Amelia Lamb on 09 301 0101 or [email address], quoting reference 8140002607.

Kind regards
The Privacy & LGOIMA team

Auckland Council

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Attachment Fireworks report.pdf
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Dear James,

Thank you for your request regarding the proposed fireworks ban. Your request was granted in full by email on the 27th March, and now please find our response attached.

If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting Official Information Request No 8140002601.

Please note you have the right to request a review of this decision from the Ombudsman.

Kind regards

Sarah Parry-Crooke
Privacy and LGOIMA Business Partner
Democracy Services
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Kia ora James

Please find attached a response to your request regarding further
fireworks matters.

If you have any further queries or require clarification, please contact
me on [email address] or 09 301 0101 quoting LGOIMA
no. 8140002607.

Ngā mihi

Amelia Lamb │ Privacy & LGOIMA Team
Democracy Services
Phone (09) 301 0101
135 Albert St, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142
Visit our website: [1]www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 

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