Set up 8 years ago, this project was designed to help homeowners with old and polluting fires to change to non-polluting heat sources. It ends on the 1st of July.
Those whose chimney or fireplace was damaged by earthquakes are eligible for new heat sources via the Fletchers/EQR Winter heating Programme. Anyone else with a non-complying fire has missed out, as the Project is no longer accepting appointments.
If you had an appointment made before the 22nd of February, and subsequently cancelled because of the February earthquake, Environment Canterbury will contact you. It might be worth calling the Project, instead of waiting for them to call you, to make sure you won't be overlooked. The numbers are: 03 353 9276 or 0800 32 92 76 (0800 EC WARM)
The media release is here, and the Project details here. The latter page also has information on ECCA, another efficient and clean heat programme.