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Old Oct 28th 2006, 8:20 am
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Where do they get the money for all these fire works??? They are damm expensive and you get very little for your dollar, already they seem to be going off all over the place.
Don't get me wrong I am not being a Kill Joy (well maybe) but do people have no sense???
One they are damm dangerous...
Two they are expensive...
$50 up in smoke in half an hour...
I do think that people in the UK have the right attitude regarding Guy Fawkes, generally people go to an organised event, over here we will have them going off in peoples back gardens every night for the next three weeks

Sorry rant over but wasn't expecting to have to get the kitten out from under the house at 6pm (in daylight) tonight!!!
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Originally Posted by jueinnz
Where do they get the money for all these fire works??? They are damm expensive and you get very little for your dollar, already they seem to be going off all over the place.
Don't get me wrong I am not being a Kill Joy (well maybe) but do people have no sense???
One they are damm dangerous...
Two they are expensive...
$50 up in smoke in half an hour...
I do think that people in the UK have the right attitude regarding Guy Fawkes, generally people go to an organised event, over here we will have them going off in peoples back gardens every night for the next three weeks

Sorry rant over but wasn't expecting to have to get the kitten out from under the house at 6pm (in daylight) tonight!!!
finally we agree. it's just stupid and childish.
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 8:51 am
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I have just been downstairs 3 minutes ago calling for our white cat.... she mustve been scared by the fireworks and was outside somewhere hiding. Shes inside with us now...I was a bit worried about her but shes fine. We have had fireworks going off round here for about 3 days now... mainly bangers I think.
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Originally Posted by mumomonty
finally we agree. it's just stupid and childish.
don't the parents care???
Last year our neighbours were putting nail gun canisters on the fire!!!
We found the remains in our garden next day...thought we were going to loose our windows!!!!
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Last year our neighbours were putting nail gun canisters on the fire!!!
We found the remains in our garden next day...thought we were going to loose our windows!!!!

I completely agree - never bothered in the UK (turned to help school funds otherwise wouldn't go). Cold wet, windy rainy, downright dangerous, complete waste of money - why bother? And to find they do it here?? Yup started today, sounds like it is on my verandah.
Go on, bugger off!!
(Nice to see everyone in agreement though!!)
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Originally Posted by karonious
Last year our neighbours were putting nail gun canisters on the fire!!!
We found the remains in our garden next day...thought we were going to loose our windows!!!!

I completely agree - never bothered in the UK (turned to help school funds otherwise wouldn't go). Cold wet, windy rainy, downright dangerous, complete waste of money - why bother? And to find they do it here?? Yup started today, sounds like it is on my verandah.
Go on, bugger off!!
(Nice to see everyone in agreement though!!)
idiots love anything that makes noise. you got the waikato's world fireworks in your neck of thewoods tonight too. I'm 14k out and i can hear them! At leastthat's an organised display though. Idiots, can't see the fascination myself.
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Originally Posted by mumomonty
finally we agree. it's just stupid and childish.
Agree also never really got into this either as a kid or young adult in NZ.

Much more preferred a bonfire on an isolated beach with me mates drinking and skinny dipping.
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My OH got called out last night just after I posted about my cat. It was a scrub fire and they think it was deliberately started with fireworks. Luckily the wind wasnt very strong or it could have been a lot worse. One of many calls over the next couple of weeks I expect. I'm not against fireworks, but it has to be organised displays only.
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Agree also never really got into this either as a kid or young adult in NZ.

Much more preferred a bonfire on an isolated beach with me mates drinking and skinny dipping.
how about "people in wooden houses shouldn't fire rockets..."
ala "greenhouses and stones" methinks.........
more work for me I suppose!!
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we had fireworks fired into our back garden last year (we backed onto a school playing field), they hit our window.... there was a about 5 teenagers doing it - i went out to confront them and they fired one directly at me!

I called the police who kindly turned up to help.....2 hours later..... my wife was due to give birth any day at the time.... very pleasant..... and that was a "respectable" neighbourhood.
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we had fireworks fired into our back garden last year (we backed onto a school playing field), they hit our window.... there was a about 5 teenagers doing it - i went out to confront them and they fired one directly at me!

I called the police who kindly turned up to help.....2 hours later..... my wife was due to give birth any day at the time.... very pleasant..... and that was a "respectable" neighbourhood.

Being going off round here for a fortnight already. Diwhali!!!! which nobody seems to comment on but come Halloween/ Guy fawkes everyone winges on!!!

Got a garage full for guy fawkes and now the OH isn't gonna be here!!!!
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Is raining now ...so should be all quiet tonite hopefully.
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Originally Posted by jueinnz
Is raining now ...so should be all quiet tonite hopefully.
Didnt think Guy Fawkes night would be celebrated in NZ - just hadn't thought about it really!

Any other UKy things?
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Originally Posted by jueinnz
Is raining now ...so should be all quiet tonite hopefully.
Yes its rained a lot here this afternoon. I havnt heard any fireworks yet this evening... too wet out there.
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Actually guys - its pretty pants regarding fireworks in the UK too.

1) Bloomin dangerous
2) Bloomin expensive
3) Kids are already setting them off in the street to see who's rocket reaches the Co-op first!!
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