Health

​​​​​​​​​​​​Certain businesses are required to be licensed under the Health Act. These include:

Hairdressers
Camping grounds
Funeral directors
Offensive trade operation
Food

Premises are inspected regularly and registered annually.

Prospective owners of new businesses are encouraged to prepare a plan of their proposed venture and discuss it with one of our environment health officers before starting work. This could save you time and money further on in the construction process.

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 continuously 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 management of premises cleaning, building maintenance, pest control and chemical storage.

Registration is renewed each year 30 June or if the business changes hands. Premises are inspected on an annual basis (the fee for this inspection is included in the renewal fee) unless a complaint is received in which an inspection outside of the annual basis will be conducted.

A completed application for health registration must be submitted to us. An environmental health officer will contact you for an opening inspection. You may not open until registration has been made and the environmental health officer has approved opening of the premises. An application fee is required to be submitted with the application, please refer to the schedule of fees and charges for the appropriate fee.

Camping grounds

All camping grounds are required to comply with the Camping Grounds Regulations 1985.

Basic requirements of the premises are:

  • There are specific space requirements for each site and number of ablution, laundry and kitchen facilities dependent on occupancy loading.
  • Paths and sites must be well marked and lit.
  • Water must be available at specific space intervals and facilities must be maintained in a tidy and clean condition.
  • You must organise management of record keeping, pest control, building maintenance and cleaning practices.

Registration is renewed each year 30 June or if the business changes hands. Premises are inspected on an annual basis (the fee for this inspection is included in the renewal fee) unless a complaint is received in which an inspection outside of the annual basis will be conducted.

A completed application for health registration must be submitted to us. An environmental health officer will contact you for an opening inspection. You may not open until registration has been made and the environmental health officer has approved opening of the premises. An application fee is required to be submitted with the application, please refer to the schedule of fees and charges for the appropriate fee.

Funeral directors

All funeral parlours are required to comply with the Health (Burial) Regulations 1946. Basic requirements of the premises are:

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

Registration is renewed each year 30 June or if the business changes hands. Premises are inspected on an annual basis (the fee for this inspection is included in the renewal fee) unless a complaint is received in which an inspection outside of the annual basis will be conducted.

A completed application for health registration must be submitted to us. An environmental health officer will contact you for an opening inspection. You may not open until registration has been made and the environmental health officer has approved opening of the premises. An application fee is required to be submitted with the application, please refer to the schedule of fees and charges for the appropriate fee.

Offensive trade operation

If you intend doing any of the following activities you must register with us 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 collection or storage
  • Flax pulping
  • Septic tank desludging
  • Dag crushing
  • Fellmongering
  • Wool scouring
  • Animal slaughter for other than human consumption
  • Textile manufacturing

Registration is renewed each year on 30 June or if the business changes hands. Premises are inspected on an annual basis (the fee for this inspection is included in the renewal fee) unless a complaint is received in which an inspection outside of the annual basis will be conducted.

A completed application for health registration must be submitted to us. An environmental health officer will contact you for an opening inspection. You may not open until registration has been made and the environmental health officer has approved opening of the premises. An application fee is required to be submitted with the application, please refer to the schedule of fees and charges for the appropriate fee.

More information

If you require further information on the above licence types please contact our environmental health officer on 07 376 0899 or info@taupo.govt.nz.

Page reviewed: 28 Apr 2017 4:44pm