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What burners can be installed in the Rotorua Airshed?

Only wood burners on the Ministry for the Environment's Authorised Burner List, that have an emission discharge of no more than 0.60 grams of particles per kilogram of dry wood burned (g/kg), can be installed in the Rotorua Airshed. All pellet fires on the Ministry for the Environment's Authorised Wood Burner List can be installed in the Airshed.

How is this rule being enforced?

Rotorua Lakes Council will only issue building consents for wood burners that are on the Ministry for the Environment's Authorised Burner List, that have an emission discharge of no more than 0.60 grams of particles per kilogram of dry wood burned.  Building Consents will be issued for any pellet fire providing it is on the Ministry for the Environment's Authorised Burner List. 

Go to the Ministry For The Environment website to view the list of authorised woodburners.  

Why do we need to restrict the type of wood burners being installed?

Where there is poor air quality there is poor health. Rotorua's main source of wintertime air pollution is smoke from wood burners. To reduce the smoke that fires emit our Government changed wood burner design standards in September 2005. New burner technology emits less smoke which means cleaner air and improved health in the community.