Aucklanders are being asked again this Guy Fawkes to help the Tūpuna Maunga Authority to protect the 14 ancestral mountains that are precious taonga (property/treasure), says Auckland Council. To that end, the Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) will be closed to the public in the evenings from Wednesday 2 November to Sunday 6 November 2022. Paul Majurey, Chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, says the successful 2020 and 2021 closures were a measure of last resort, but necessary to stop the previous devastating annual fires on the Maunga caused by fireworks.