Health

Certain businesses are required to be licensed under the Health Act.  These include:
  • Food
  • Hairdressers
  • Camp Grounds
  • Funeral Directors
  • Offensive Trade Operations

Premises are inspected regularly and registered annually.

Prospective owers of new businesses are encouraged to prepare a plan of their proposed venture and discuss it with the Environmental Health Officer before starting.  This could save you time and money further on in the construction process.

Council's Health and Safety Bylaw 2013 can be accessed here. 

​Premises Registration ​​Fee
​Hairdressers/Funeral Directors/Health Protection Premises (Tattoo Parlours)​$170
​Stock and Saleyards​$200
​Camping Grounds​$188
​Offensive Trades​$200
​Transfer of Licence/Re-issue of Certificate​$84
​Late Registration Fee or Late Fee on Licence RenewalsExtra​10% of Annual Registration Fee
​Alfresco Dining - One Off Application Fee​$200

Hairdressers

All hairdressing premises are required to comply with the Health (Hairdressing) Regulations 1980.

Basic requirements of the premises are:

  • All wettable areas must be continously smooth, impervious to water and readily cleanable.
  • Ventilation and lighting must be adequate.
  • There must be hot and cold running water and separate sinks for hand washing, shampooing, utensil washing and any other needs.
  • You must organise the management of your premises i.e. cleaning, building maintenance, pest control and chemical storage.

Camp Grounds

All camp grounds  are required to comply with the Camping Ground Regulation 1985.

Basic requirements of the premises are:

  • Space requirements for each site and number of ablution, laundry and kitchen facilities dependant on the number of people it can hold.
  • Paths and sites must be well marked and lit.
  • Water must be available and facilities must be maintained.
  • Organise the management of keeping records, pest control, building maintenance and cleaning.

Registration is renewed each year 30 June or if the business owners change. 

Premises are inspected on an annual basis unless a complaint is received, then an inspection is conducted outside the annual basis.

Funeral Directors

All Funeral Homes are required to comply with the Health (Burial) Regulation 1946. 

Requirements for the premises are:

  • Mortuary surfaces are required to be continuously smooth, impervious to water, readily cleanable and lightly coloured.
  • Floors must be covered to the walls and permanent fixtures, graded and drained to the sewer.
  • Lighting and ventilation must be adequate.
  • Mortuary tables must be graded and drained.
  • There must be hot and cold running water and a wash basin must be within the area and separate from other sinks.
  • Staff toilet facilities should be provided.
  • Organise the management of cleaning practises, personal hygiene policies, pest control, building maintenance and safe chemical storage.

Registration is renewed each year 30 June or if the business owner changes. 

Premises are inspected on an annual basis unless a complaint is received, then an inspection is conducted outside the annual basis.

Offensive Trade Operations

If you intend doing any of the following activities you must be registered with Council as an Offensive Trade:

  • Refuse Collection
  • Bone crushing or boiling
  • Tallow melting
  • Tanning
  • Fish Processing
  • Blood or offal, bone, hide, hoof or skin treating
  • Used bottle or collection storage
  • Flax pulping
  • Septic tank desludging
  • Dag crushing
  • Fellmongering
  • Wool scouring
  • Animal slaughter for other human consumption
  • Textile manufacturing

Registration is renewed each year on 30 June or if the business owner changes. 

Premises are inspected on an annual basis unless a complaint is received, then an inspection is conducted outside the annual basis.

Complete an application for health and registration and submit to Council's Environmental Health Officer (EHO) who will then contact you for an opening inspection.  You may not open until registration has been made and the EHO has approvied the opening of the premises.

An application fee is required to be submitted with the application, please refer to the Fees and Charges for the appropriate fee.

If you require any further information on the above licence types, please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer - Phone: 07 895 8188 - Email: info@ruapehudc.govt.nz.

Page reviewed: 27 Mar 2017 3:28pm