gzt:MikeB4: I would like to see the sale to the public stopped and if we are going to have public displays these moved to a time more relevant to New Zealand/Aotearoa Such as Matariki.
Matariki for me is a time of contemplation. Ending it with fireworks doesn't seem quite right to me. I am no expert in these matters.
The anniversary of the Gunpower Plot is exactly the right time to be celebrating with fireworks.
I don't care what the naysayers believe, it's part of my culture and worthy of preservation.