A fireworks retailer says there are enough safety measures for private use.
Two thirds of local councils support approaching central government for legislation to ban the private use of fireworks.
But Bad Boy Fireworks manager James York says [told Kerre McIvor] there's already strict safety requirements.
"All the howlers that are imported into New Zealand are tested to make sure that don't fall over, they don't blow up, to make sure the labelling is correct."
He says that fireworks have become part of our culture.
"People enjoy firework and they treat it like a family get-together. They barbecue, light some fireworks in the backyard, it's actually quite a big thing for a lot of people."