Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority - EECA

Warmer Kiwi Homes Grants for Heating - Woodburners

From 1 July 2019 the Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme offers Grants for heaters to 
homeowners who meet the eligibility criteria below. 

Abode Heating & Insulation is an approved woodburner provider under this
programme in Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Tararua Districts.

Funding Available

Grants will cover two-thirds of the cost of heating appliance and installation, up to a maximum grant of $2,500 plus GST.


The eligiblity criteria for this Grant is listed below:

      1.  You are the homeowner (owner-occupier)

      2.  Your home was built before the year 2008

      3.  Your home has been insulated to the Warmer Kiwi Homes Standard

      4.  You don't have an existing operational or recommended heating appliance in the main living area

      5.  You have a Community Service Card or SuperGold Combo Card


      6.  You own and live in a home identified as a qualifying address through the Warmer Kiwi Homes Eligibility Tool link below.


All requests for a quote must go through the EECA Energywise website via the Warmer Kiwi Homes Eligibility Tool link below:

Click here to use the Warmer Kiwi Homes Eligibility Tool

If you discover you are not eligible for this particular Grant you may be eligible for other Grants and Loans offered by the HB Regional Council.  Alternatively contact us direct and we will let you know what you are eligible for and to assist you through the process.

Criteria Explained:


Rental properties or holiday homes are not eligible for this Grant.

Insulated to EECA Standards

If you received a Grant from EECA to insulate your home then your home should be insulated to the Warmer Kiwi Homes Standard.  If you are uncertain whether your home has been insulated to these standards, use the Warmer Kiwi Homes Eligibility Tool for further clarification.

No Operational Heat Appliance in Main Living Area

The new heating appliance must be situated in the main living area.  There cannot be another operational heating source in this area.  Therefore if the heating appliance is situated in another area, or if there is no heating appliance, or the heating source in the main living is not operational or safe  then this criteria is satisfied. 

If the existing heating appliance does not heat the main living area to 18oC it is not considered sufficient. 

Heaters that are likely to achieve the 18oC requirement are heatpumps, flued gas heaters, low emission pellet burners and woodburners.

Community Service Card or SuperGold Combo Card

The Community Service Card or SuperGold Combo Card must be in the name of the homeowner.  

The SuperGold Combo Card must have the initials NZS/CSC on the reverse.

Address Identified as Low-Income

EECA has identified low-income areas of homes that would benefit from this Grant.  Consequently if you can satisfy criteria 1-4 under the above Eligibility heading, you still may also be eligible if your home is located in an identified low-income zone.  Go to the Warmer Kiwi Homes Eligibility Tool to see if your address is eligible.

Click here for futher information from the EECA website.

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