On Monday, The Tūpuna Maunga Authority welcomed the decision by The Warehouse to cease the sale of fireworks, Auckland Council announces. The Authority has openly called on the government to ban the public sale of fireworks, in order to protect the iconic Maunga (mountains) of Tāmaki Makaurau. They are also calling to ban the public sale of fireworks well in advance of Guy Fawkes 2021.