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Topic # 136318 22-Nov-2013 21:32
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We still have idiots letting off fireworks in our neighborhood. 
They seem to still have the crazy loud ones and they are going off just a street up so it is really loud as we try and put my daughter to sleep.
Flipping hate guy fawkes. Anything we can do short of torching their house and cars to make sure all the fireworks are finished off?




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  Reply # 939297 22-Nov-2013 21:37
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Are you in Takapuna?

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  Reply # 939302 22-Nov-2013 21:46
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Must be getting old because we noticed the same thing this year too and have commented on it a few times. It just dragged on and on, days\weeks after guy fawkes weekend there were still endless fireworks around our place. I can understand it on the 5th and maybe whichever weekend is closest to the 5th; go nuts. 2 weeks later though it really starts to wear thin...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 939329 22-Nov-2013 22:54
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Afaik it's legal to light fireworks all year round so I guess you'll have to put up until their supply runs out




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  Reply # 939335 22-Nov-2013 23:20
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paulmilbank: ...
Flipping hate guy fawkes. Anything we can do short of torching their house and cars to make sure all the fireworks are finished off?


Is the Grinch coming for Christmas too?

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  Reply # 939338 22-Nov-2013 23:35
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They were/are a lot louder this year. Btw, UK has a regulation limiting maximum manufacture/design volume and imho we should adopt that also.



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  Reply # 939357 23-Nov-2013 00:48
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paulmilbank: ...
Flipping hate guy fawkes. Anything we can do short of torching their house and cars to make sure all the fireworks are finished off?


Is the Grinch coming for Christmas too?


Wife already calls me that at christmas. Maybe I am just getting old and cranky! Didn't go on for too long tonight and was the first time in a few days so hopefully the supplies have run out now.




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  Reply # 939362 23-Nov-2013 02:42
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You can't be the Grinch if you've got a sense of humour.

But you don't live in Wellington do you as I've kept three boxes for my son-in-law to use at Christmas. He's a big kid and will love them.

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  Reply # 939369 23-Nov-2013 06:50
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while they can be lit at anytime - i believe you can complain to noise control if it violates your local authorities bylaws re noise

i can imagine it might be hard to catch / stop them given the usual delay for noise control officers to come and visit the site

personally i love fireworks (being a 43 year old kid) - but i guess i am lucky as they haven't woken the kid up

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  Reply # 939370 23-Nov-2013 06:56
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driller2000: while they can be lit at anytime - i believe you can complain to noise control if it violates your local authorities bylaws re noise

i can imagine it might be hard to catch / stop them given the usual delay for noise control officers to come and visit the site

personally i love fireworks (being a 43 year old kid) - but i guess i am lucky as they haven't woken the kid up


Council noise control won't get involved if it's fireworks - they're an exception to the noise control bylaws.  No, really.

OP, there is nothing you can do, short of going postal and burning down the building.

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  Reply # 939379 23-Nov-2013 07:46
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Um. Have you tried actually talking to them about it? You know, human to human communication? Perhaps you can get some agreement to suit everybody. Only other thought is that with the sunny weather it may be fire ban season? You could call the fire service?




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paulmilbank: We still have idiots letting off fireworks in our neighborhood. 
They seem to still have the crazy loud ones and they are going off just a street up so it is really loud as we try and put my daughter to sleep.
Flipping hate guy fawkes. Anything we can do short of torching their house and cars to make sure all the fireworks are finished off?


I hope that I can help by promising that I won't be letting off any fireworks this month. I am saving them for New Year's Eve at midnight.


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scuwp: Um. Have you tried actually talking to them about it? You know, human to human communication? Perhaps you can get some agreement to suit everybody. Only other thought is that with the sunny weather it may be fire ban season? You could call the fire service?


Often people launching fireworks are young and drunk. There have been stories of people being killed over stupid things like this. 

We had a fireworks problem last year -- going off pretty much through the whole year.  

The trend seems to be recurring this year too -- we have fireworks going off every weekend since Guy Fawkes so far -- although, strangely , none last night which was nice. 

Not sure which neighbour it is as I'm normally in bed when they start them off. 

Personally, I'm fed up with the things and every year some kid loses an eye or is disfigured.  I hate banning dangerous things, but, can we at least restrict their use to a few days a year in law?

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  Reply # 939412 23-Nov-2013 10:21
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I realised how truly stupid my neighbours were when they were letting off their fireworks on that 5th in the torrential rain.

Either incredibly thick or too much money to waste.

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nate: I realised how truly stupid my neighbours were when they were letting off their fireworks on that 5th in the torrential rain.

Either incredibly thick or too much money to waste.


Less fire risk though

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  Reply # 939422 23-Nov-2013 10:41
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nate: I realised how truly stupid my neighbours were when they were letting off their fireworks on that 5th in the torrential rain.

Either incredibly thick or too much money to waste.


But the weather is for certain the reason it's taken people longer to rid themselves of their stock this year. I still hear one or two every night, but nothing past 12am usually.

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