Drop-in sessions for Waimate and Geraldine wood burner deadline

From 1 January 2020, older style wood burners can no longer be used in Waimate and Geraldine clean air zones,  on properties smaller than two hectares.

Older style burners can be replaced with a low or ultra-low emission burner, and those can be used with no expiry date. 

Drop-in sessions:

Come along to the drop-in sessions to find out about the requirements, subsidies and help available:

  • Waimate Library:  12:30 – 5:00pm, Wednesday 28 August
  • Geraldine Library:  12:30 – 5:30pm, Friday 30 August

Finding advice 

It’s easy to apply for financial help. To find out about the home heating rules visit our home heating page, call 0800 329 276 or go to the Energy Smart website if you want to install a heat pump instead of a wood burner. 

Read more about authorised wood burners and financial assistance

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