Find out about the Environmental Health portfolio and how we can help you with your environmental health questions.
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:
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.
Overgrown sections can have serious health implications. They can present a potential health risk by providing a breeding ground for rats, vermin, flies & mosquitos or other insects that can cause or transmit disease.
Please click the button below and fill out a Customer Service Request if you notice any properties that are significantly overgrown, and we will take action.
Overgrown properties can also cause potential fire hazards. For instance long, dry grass, dried vegetation or piles of combustible materials. There are ways to protect your home from outdoor fires, such as watering your lawns during the summer months. Find out more about keeping your property fire safe on the Fire Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) website here.
If you are still concerned about an overgrown property posing a potential fire hazard, get in touch with FENZ. Click the button below and scroll down to 'Fire Hazards' to fill out their online form.
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) –www.epa.govt.nz.
For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309
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