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Smoky Chimneys waste your wood, heat, money and pollute the air.

There is a new rule which requires no visible smoke from urban chimneys in Canterbury.

This rule in the proposed Canterbury Air Regional Plan applies to all properties in clean air zones* (generally the urban areas in the towns of Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Geraldine, Waimate) and properties less than 2 hectares outside clean air zones. The new rule allows for only 15 minutes of visible smoke following start up and 5 minutes on reloading.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about learning how to have a smoke free chimney and a healthier, warmer winter.

* Information on clean air zones can be found here.

Learn to burn smoke free

A smoke free chimney is simple. Learn how here.

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Always burn dry, seasoned wood.

Use one of our trusted suppliers

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Total High Pollution Days in 2014

0 3

Rangiora

1 4

Kaiapoi

1 9

Christchurch

0 9

Ashburton

0 4

Geraldine

4 1

Timaru

0 8

Waimate

High Pollution Days – how are we doing in 2015?

The winter air pollution in Canterbury is some of the worst in New Zealand. Compare your town.

High Pollution
Days

3 9

Highest total in the last 10 years

1 9

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

1 3

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 3

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

3 0

Highest total in the last 10 years

1 4

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

2 8

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 9

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

0 8

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 4

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

5 1

Highest total in the last 10 years

4 1

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

1 1

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 8

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

3 9

Highest total in the last 10 years

1 9

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

1 3

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 3

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

3 0

Highest total in the last 10 years

1 4

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

2 8

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 9

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

0 8

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 4

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

5 1

Highest total in the last 10 years

4 1

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

High Pollution
Days

1 1

Highest total in the last 10 years

0 8

Total days last year

Total days so far this year

Yesterday's
24hr Average
Pollution Concentration

A reading over 50 is considered a high pollution day

Act Now

  • 1 Learn how to burn smoke free

    Everyone with a woodburner needs to read these instructions. It is easy to learn and they really do work.

  • 2 Enter for your chance to win

    Join the competition for great prizes to help make burning smoke free easier.

  • 3 Report a smoky chimney

    If you see a smoky chimney please report it here anonymously and we’ll help them learn to burn smoke free.

  • 4 Find a Good Wood Merchant

    Having dry, seasoned wood is a good part of the preparation. Visit one of these trusted merchants for quality fuel.

  • 5 Share this site

    Do you know someone with a woodburner? Every smoke free chimney makes a difference, share now.

  • 6 Let your neighbour know

    Feeling brave? If your neighbour has a smoky chimney, you can download and drop this helpful flyer in their letterbox.

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Answer this simple question to win!

Question:
How do you know if you are burning smoke free?

  • A By watching the weather channel.

    Even the forecasters can’t predict if you are burning smoke free. So why not step outside in the next ad break, to check if your chimney is smoking. Do you want to try again?

  • B By doing the dishes and making a cuppa.

    A quick tidy up before relaxing for the evening is a great idea. Better yet, once you’ve popped the jug on, step outside to check your chimney for any smoke. Do you want to try again?

  • C By thinking about what you are going to wear tomorrow.

    Planning ahead and being prepared are all good things. While your mind is wandering let your feet wander outside to check your chimney for any smoke. Do you want to try again?

  • D By going outside to check if any smoke is coming from your chimney.

    Congrats! The best way to learn how to burn smoke free is by checking your chimney and trying our instructions. Enter your email address and you’ll go in the draw to win.

15 minutes to a smoke free chimney

Download The Smoke free burning instructions

Log a smoky chimney and we’ll teach them how to burn smoke free.

Note: Reporting a smoky chimney is completely anonymous. Applies to Canterbury clean air zones only.

Always burn dry, seasoned wood.

Use one of our trusted suppliers.

Christchurch

City Firewood
03-359 9323

Davies Firewood
03 323 8002

Dial A Cord Firewood
03 329 6040

Digwork Landscape Centre Ltd
03 384 5253

Crusaders Gardenmakers
03 341 5688

Macrocarpa Supplies Ltd
03 325 2290

Styx Firewood
03 329 2133

Timaru

Topcut Firewood
03 686-4875

Norwest Firewood
021 0824 8357

Temuka Timber and Firewood
03 615 5600
Waitohi Rd, Temuka

Point Bush Firewood Ltd
0800 347 338
03 347 338
03 689 7996
027 289 7396

Peter Goodman
Firewood Merchant

03 615 7587

Waimate

Point Bush Firewood Ltd
0800 347 338
03 347 338
03 689 7996
027 289 7396

Geraldine

Clearwater Firewood Geraldine
03 693 8168
0272 866 831