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Enviornmental Health

Find out about the Environmental Health portfolio and how we can help you with your environmental health questions.

Environmental Health

Food safety forms a major portion of the work carried out by the Council’s Environmental Health Officers, but they are also involved in other aspects of the environment which have an effect on residents within the Wairoa District. Some of these areas are:

  1. Noise Control. The Wairoa District Council retains the services of a Security Company to assist with the monitoring and enforcement of nuisance noise issues. Council staff are able to assist with noise monitoring, including industrial/commercial activities.
  2. Drinking Water quality relating to the Council’s reticulated supplies and rural non-reticulated supplies.
  3. Health issues relating to sub-standard housing and residential environments.
  4. Initial investigation of air, water and land contamination. In some cases multi-agency involvement, or handing over to the agency charged under the appropriate legislation, becomes necessary to resolve issues effectively. The Wairoa District Council is able to advise if other agencies should be approached to deal with certain issues.

Enquiries regarding any of the above can be made by phone or online. An environmental Health Officer will be able to advise. If not available immediately, please provide your contact information in an email or through reception at the Council and you will be contacted to follow up on the matter.

Hazardous Substances

Information regarding all aspects of handling, storage, transportation, storage classification, trading in hazardous substances, etc, can be found on the website of the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –


For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309


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