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Worried about replacement costs?

Let’s talk.

We’re committed to helping you prepare for the 31 October wood burner deadline.

Increased funding

Funding available from $500 to $5000.

Find out if you are eligible by calling one of the numbers below. All calls are confidential and no address details will be retained until funding and installation details need to be arranged.

WIN 1 of 10 burner upgrades

We have 10 replacement wood burners, including installation, to give away.

Any Timaru resident who has applied for a new wood burner building consent between 1 January 2017 and 31 October 2017 is eligible to enter.

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Talk to someone

Confidential help is available from:

Senior Citizens Association

03 687 7581   (9am - 3pm)

Wood burner Pop Up Shop.

302 Stafford Street, Timaru
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm.
Last day, Friday 18 August.

Or you can talk to your local retailer.

Helpful FAQs

How am I going to afford this?

Environment Canterbury has a fund of over $200,000 annually, available for burner replacement subsidies for people in Timaru on low incomes who need financial assistance.

How much funding will I get?

This depends on the cost of your installation and your eligibility for funding. Each case is different. The best way to find out how much you are eligible for is to apply.

How long does it take to get funding approved?

The process will typically take 1 or 2 weeks after your eligibility for funding has been confirmed and your needs assessed. You can get started right now by calling EnergySmart and they’ll walk you through the process.

My wood burner is older than 15 years, can I use it this winter?

It is important that you keep warm this winter. To keep using your older wood burner, call our helpline on 0800 329 276 and we’ll confirm permission for use until the end of this winter.

Better Burning Demonstrations

Need to replace your wood burner?