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From: James Lochead

Dear Auckland Council,

The proposal to ban retail Fireworks in Auckland, by Cathy Casey.

1) Did any members presenting declare conflicts of interest?
2) Could I have a copy of any evidence presented?
3) Was this asking Auckland Council to Lobby the Government on their behalf or pass a bylaw banning their use in Auckland?
4) What was the outcome of balancing against the human rights act, right to celebrations as several communities from Auckland celebrate using fireworks as a national custom?

Yours faithfully,

James Lochead

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Dear James


Thank you for your request for information about the proposed fireworks


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: 


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:


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:


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:


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


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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