You are not required to replace an open fire or old woodburner. However, in Christchurch Clean Air Zone 1 you will not be allowed to use an open fire or old woodburner from 1 April to 30 September each year.Environment Canterbury will be enforcing this ban from April 2010 and homeowners found using these old fires will incur a $300.00 fine.
Please note, the enforcement of these rules will not apply to properties that have been damaged by the earthquakes and are unable to install replacement heating at this time.
For further assistance, please contact Customer Service on 03 353 9007 or toll free on 0800 324 636.
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