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?
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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
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