South Waikato District Council ‘Tokoroa Split the Bill and Buy Now Pay Later’ programmes

50% funding (limited to $2000 incl GST) towards the cost of decommissioning a non-compliant solid fuel burner and installing a new clean air approved heat pump. Put the remaining cost of this clean heat retrofit, plus any insulation costs onto your rates via a 9-year interest bearing loan.


  • Any home owner (landlord, or owner-occupier)
  • Home exists within the South Waikato District
  • Home must have a legally operable solid fuel burner installed before September 2005 in place
  • Rates must be up to date

Further key terms:

  • One non-compliant solid fuel burner must be decommissioned before the new heat pump can be installed
  • 50% funding available (limited to $2000 incl GST) on the cost of the heating portion of this project (decommission of woodburner, installation of new heat pump).
  • Contract subject to renewal process each year on 30 June.
  • Contract funding allocation is limited to 60 homes per year so please enquire quickly



The South Waikato District Council has been on a quest to clean up the air quality in the South Waikato District via the decommissioning of non-compliant woodburners, and the installation of clean air approved heating appliances for over a decade.

The SWDC ‘Split the Bill’ and ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ programme provides funding towards non-compliant woodburner decommissioning and installation of a clean air approved heat pump. It then offers a 9-year rates loan as a mechanism for paying the balance of the cost off. What’s more, is that you can add insulation into this rates loan if you want to.

Want to know more?

Call Easy Insulation on 0800 327 946, or email to organise a free home assessment.