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  # 939431 23-Nov-2013 11:20
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I hate to say it as I have had an immense amount of fun with fireworks over the years, especially in the olden days when they really went boom, lasted for more than 5 seconds, and went higher than my knees, but I too am now on the "ban them" camp.





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  # 939447 23-Nov-2013 11:57
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Go ask them to stop.

Otherwise sit outside their house in your car at midnight playing nickelback as loud as u can!





 
 
 
 




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  # 939489 23-Nov-2013 13:45
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No problem with letting them off at special occasions a couple of times a year, but the every night thing has been getting a bit much. If I could figure out where they are exactly, I would go and talk to them, but judging by the noises and yahooing going on with it some nights, I would probably be trying to talk to drunk people which is pointless. Ah well was only a couple last night so hopefully we are close to the end of it.




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  # 939493 23-Nov-2013 14:11
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Plus diwali, chinese new year dragon festival etc - all good excuses for lighting the bangers




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  # 940624 25-Nov-2013 20:20
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Kyanar:
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.


I don't believe that's the case at least for Auckland Council, nor are they one of the listed exceptions:

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/noisecontrol/Pages/noisecomplaints.aspx

What is excessive noise?
Excessive noise is any noise that is under human control and interferes with the peace, comfort and convenience of any person.

Nor does the RMA seem to exclude fireworks:

Excessive noise directions
Under the RMA, excessive noise is any noise that can ‘unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and convenience of any person’. This doesn’t include noise from aircraft, trains, or vehicles on roads, and must be heard from a place other than where the noise is made. Council enforcement officers can issue noise directions either verbally or in writing. If you are issued with a direction, it must be complied with immediately. Otherwise, the source of the noise (such as a stereo) may be turned off or seized, and the council can make you pay a fine to collect it. So if your neighbour makes a reasonable complaint about noise, it makes sense to respond positively straight away. (See also ‘abatement notices’ below).


that said - as someone above posted, a calm face to face chat may be easiest way to get em to quieten down?

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  # 940871 26-Nov-2013 10:21
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Given that almost all of the consumer-grade fireworks are of the "shoot flaming ball into the sky which then goes bang" variety, I stopped finding them interesting at all since rockets were banned.

Given the problems they cause with fires & injuries to people & animals, and the irritating people who insist on letting them off at 10pm for weeks after the fact, I'm of the mind that they shouldn't be available at retail, just for the big displays which actually look impressive.




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  # 940875 26-Nov-2013 10:26
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You sound like my neighbor...
Forever complaining about noise.

As others have mentioned. Go and have a chat with them about it.

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  # 941207 26-Nov-2013 18:43
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stevenz: Given that almost all of the consumer-grade fireworks are of the "shoot flaming ball into the sky which then goes bang" variety, I stopped finding them interesting at all since rockets were banned.

Given the problems they cause with fires & injuries to people & animals, and the irritating people who insist on letting them off at 10pm for weeks after the fact, I'm of the mind that they shouldn't be available at retail, just for the big displays which actually look impressive.


I miss the ones you can't get any more - rockets, catherine wheels, bangers and jumping jacks. I used to love them when I was a kid, and it's a shame that kids now can't enjoy them as well. Watching someone else let off a display from afar, as well as being a terrific waste of ratepayer's money, doesn't have the same appeal as letting them off yourself.

Some old friends and (from waay back) were discussing this over a couple of pints last week. In the interests of nostalgia, since we can't buy them any more, we were speculating on how hard it would be to make them. The basic chemistry (gunpowder, cardboard tube, fuse, some colouring agents) doesn't seem too complicated..........

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