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    Good points

    • NES (clean air) approved for urban areas.
    • OK efficiency (though slightly below average for a NES compliant woodburner).
    • Can be installed in Hastings Zone 1.

    Bad points

    • Below average emissions performance for a NES compliant woodburner.
    • Can't be installed in Otago Air Zone 1 (Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Arrowtown) or in Milton.
    • Can't be installed in Canterbury clean air zones.
    • Can't be installed in some parts of the Nelson Urban Area.

    How we test

    Testing for emissions, efficiency and power output using AS/NZS 4012/4013 was carried out by an independent lab in New Zealand.

    We analyse data from National Environmental Standards (NES) testing to generate scores out of 10 for emissions and efficiency, along with an overall score. This gives us a clear picture of the performance, features and specifications for almost every model on the market.

    Where available, we've also included the NZHHA output results. These results reflect the absolute maximum heat output you could achieve in your home.

    Price is from the manufacturers’ survey and is without a flue kit unless stated otherwise.

    Overall score includes:
    Efficiency (60%)
    Emissions (40%)



      • Type


      • Avg price



      • Emissions (g/kg)


      • Heating efficiency (%)


      • Power output (kW)


      • Meets NES standards
      • NZHHA test power output (kW)


      • Dimensions WxHxD (mm)

        575 x 730 x 560

      • Radiant or convector



      • Wetback

      • CM1 Emissions (g/kg)


      • CM1 Efficiency (%)


      • ULEB

      • LEB

      • Hastings

      • Central Otago

      • Special features


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      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Kent Murchison Wood fire - same fire box same setup just different stand


      Price was cheaper but beware you get what you pay for.


      Below standard steel that have a warranty of 12 months, within the first 6 months we have claimed for the following
      Brick Retainer (U Shape) x 3 the 3rd one was specially made of Heavy duty steel, all needed to be filed to make them fit the fire. Air Tubes have warped with heat, just asked for them to be replaced. Baffle x 2 which have warped breaking the fire bricks, just asked for a new one, Various bricks and just asked for a part above the door not even listed in the spare parts list. A Welded steel ledge to the fire box has rippled with heat. The Retainer (U Shape) bends toward bends with

      Recommend it?

      No, this product has too many drawbacks.

      David H.

      Used 6 months or more