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Sale of Shop Fireworks

You must be aged 18 or over to buy fireworks. 

Fireworks can only be sold or displayed for the period beginning 2 November and ending at the close of 5 November.

In response to concerns about people bundling sparklers together to make sparkler bombs, there are restrictions in place:

  • sparklers can't be sold separately
  • sparklers can be sold only in packages containing at least three other fireworks
  • no more than 50 sparklers can be sold in any one package of fireworks

Worksafe are responsible for enforcing and monitoring the sale, handling and storage of fireworks.

Worksafe NZ


Last Reviewed: 22/02/2017