Domestic wood burners
The Hawkes Bay Regional Council enforces national environmental standards for air quality.
If you are planning to install a domestic wood burner or to move a wood burner within the same house on a Napier property smaller than two hectares, check that it is a model approved by the Ministry for the Environment and Hawke's Bay Regional Council. Note: A building consent is required for all new installations.
Visit the Hawke's Bay Regional Council website for more information. Type wood burner in the Search option.
The web page for a national list of authorised domestic wood burners can be found on:
www.mfe.govt.nz and type in the Search window 'authorised wood burners'
Low-combustion burners and/or those that can be turned down to allow them to smoulder overnight do not meet the ministry's standards.
A Building Consent is required for the installation or replacement of a domestic wood burner.