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(03) 768 7291
or 027 655 7001
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Boot, trailer or truck loads
Wood and Kindling
COAL MINES LTD
Public weighbridge available
Suppliers of Industrial and Household Coal
bag – trailer – truck load
GILES CREEK COAL
FAST Nut Coal
(All incl GST)
Kaiata Yard – Ph 7687439 or 7685658
434 State Highway 7.
(All sizes of household coal available)
Reefton Mine – Ph 7328360
Hokitika Yard – Ph 7557733
PHONE: 03 768 4140 FAX: 03 768 4144
Your authorised specialist dealer
For intelligent Sales &
Service contact the Coast’s
Leading Daikin Specialist
Trust the Heat Pump Specialists.
Supreme comfort for your home
At an affordable $1799 (incl GST) for a new generation
R32 Daikin FTXM50p Hi Wall with a heating capacity of 6-7.7kW
Ph: 03 768 4140
F: 03 768 4144
62 Tancred Street, Hokitika 2 Swainson Street, Greymouth 0800 533 338 firstname.lastname@example.org
“ WE GUARANTEE TO BEAT
ANY ADVERTISED YUNCA FIRE
PRICE ON THE COAST.”
Be warm this winter
Buy NOW & SAVE!
We are proud stockists of:
Yunca Multi-fuel & Wood Fire
Fisher Multi-fuel & Wood Fires
Rinnai Gas Fires
Gazco & Jetmaster Fires
Natures Flame Pellet Fires
Waghorn Butler Chippie Fires
These fires are the
Best Multi-Fuels on the
market. But don’t ask me,
talk to a Coaster who has
a Coaster or Stag fire.
Plumbing and Heating
Phone 03 768 6912
Also suppliers of
CHAINSAW CHAIN DEALS
“NOW YOU CAN AFFORD THE BEST!”
Don’t forget WLS Bar Oil 4ltrs just $19.50, 20ltrs just $76
2nd Chain 1⁄2 Price
1 Extra Chain FREE
WESTLAND LAWNMOWER SERVICES
PHONE (03) 768 5771
FAX (03) 768 5773
NEWCASTLE STREET, COBDEN
“Setting the Standard”
Accredited and approved Fujitsu,
Toshiba and Mitsubishi agent
Competitive prices and quality
Free no obligation quote
Your heat pump expert
We also fill all other
LPG bottle sizes at
Ph 03 768 0311
To combat the winter chills Greymouth Mitre 10
Mega has all options covered when it comes to
keeping warm over the cold months.
From multi - fuel and wood burners, heat
pumps, electrical, converters, radiant heaters,
electric blankets, Mitre 10 Mega has it all.
The store has a complete range of Hitachi heat
pumps available and the appliance with the great
reputation comes with an attractive national
deal package says retail sales manager Richard
Roberts. “ They are very good, very efficient and
provide instant heat as well as having a timer.
There seems to be more interest than ever in heat
pumps. We work in conjunction with Electronet
for installation and certainly we have some great
savings when it comes
to buying a Hitachi heat
pump. We have a good
range on display,”
Multi-fuel burners are
still the most popular
with West Coasters preferring to burn wood and
coal over winter.
Woodsman, Yunca, Masport and the Fisher
range are available in stock with a number of
suppliers now focusing solely on wood burners.
“Because of the clean air policy throughout the
country our main suppliers are reducing their
options,” says Mr Roberts, ”We are lucky living on
the West Coast having our coal fire but I would
recommend to customers looking for a multi fuel
burner they need to get in quick. Once again we
have a very good range and wood and coal is
really accessible here.
‘‘ We have a list of preferred plumbers for
installation and provide a free scoop of Birchfields
coal with every new multi fuel purchased.”
Greymouth Mitre 10 Mega has a complete range
of small heating appliances in store as well.
“Come in and talk to our staff regarding your
need as we have a very good package deal for
Heatpumps are not only energy-efficient
ways to keep homes warm, but half the
respondents in a survey also believe they
have other health benefits.
Of 856 people surveyed by consumer
satisfaction ratings company Canstar Blue, 53%
said they had noticed improved health since
installing a heatpump.
Eighty-nine per cent of respondents bought
energy-efficient heatpumps, with half of people
saying the machines had reduced their power bills
and 88% saying they had made their homes drier
and easier to heat.
When broken down into regions, the survey
conducted for Canstar by Colmar Brunton
Australia — showed Aucklanders especially felt
the health benefits of heatpumps, with 71%
noticing an improvement.
Of Auckland respondents, 87% said the
machines were now a “must have” in any home
they owned — compared with the 79% — and
93% of Bay of Plenty respondents bought energy-
Canstar New Zealand general manager Derek
Bonnar said people were reaping the benefits of
the easy heating options.
“Many are even seeing improvements in their
health, even if their homes were insulated prior to
the heatpump’s installation,” he said.
According to World Health Organisation
research, homes should be heated above 18C to
ensure healthy conditions.
Mr Bonnar said: “More than a third of Kiwi heat
pump owners are feeling the economic pinch,
having to resort to reducing their spending on
other items so they can afford to pay their power
However, only 31% of those surveyed had used
government subsidies to buy their machines.
The Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes
government subsidy programme offers free
ceiling and underfloor insulation for low-income
households occupied by people with health
needs related to cold, damp housing.
Survey respondents rated Mitsubishi Electric
as the preferred brand, followed by Daikien and
Fujitsu, taking into account reliability, efficiency,
value for money and other factors.
NEW UNITS CREATE WARMER, DRIER HOUSE
In just three months, two heatpumps have
stopped mould spots and made living far more
comfortable for one Auckland family.
The Cox family installed two energy-efficient
Panasonic heatpumps into their Howick home
in July and although they had not noticed less
winter illness, they were impressed with the easy
“It’s fantastic, we were in a house with no
heating at all for about three years,” graphic artist
Rob Cox said. “It is a pretty sunny house though, so
it wasn’t a major, but the big difference was that
the winter chills have gone.”
A timer system meant the family of five,
including three kindergarten and school-aged
children, could wake up to a warm house and
there was no noticeable difference to power bills,
“I haven’t noticed any significant power bill
It might be a little bit, but not enough to make
me think that we have to keep it on low or how
many hours we have got the pump on for.”
Mr Cox also said the house was definitely drier
“I had noticed last year we might have had a
couple of spots of mould in a couple of places and
I haven’t seen that any more.”
The family chose their model after it was
recommended by relatives.
Home truths about benefits of heatpumps
Many heating options at
Greymouth Mitre 10
105 Mackay Street • Phone 768 5799
34 Hamilton Street • Phone 755 8589
Call in and
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Showerdome is offering a way to ensure
a drier and warmer homes.
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when fitted on top of an existing shower
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