In New Zealand there are a number of rules that regulate the importation, storage, sale and use of fireworks. These have been put in place to manage the potential risks associated with fireworks and to prevent harm.
Following a high number of incidents involving fireworks that occurred before 2006, the government introduced a number of new regulations, including raising the minimum age for purchasing fireworks to 18 years and restricting the sale period to four days from 2 November to 5 November.
Importing, storing and selling
We have put together a factsheet that explains what you need to know if you are importing, storing or selling retail fireworks.
You can also get more information about your obligations in the code of practice
Fireworks at home
If you are planning to have a firework display at home, you can get tips on how to stay safe, as well as guidelines about the laws for buying and using fireworks, on our fireworks page.