Christmas Hours - 23rd Dec 2021

Christmas Hours

Hotspot would like to thank all our customers for your support this year, and wish you all a safe an Merry Christmas.

Our office will be closed Thursday 23rd December at 12pm and will re-open on Thursday 13th January 2022 - Southland Branch & 17th January 2022 - Central Branch.

We look forward to being of help to you next year as your one stop shop for all your fire heating needs.

Beat the Chill get the Grill - 1st Sep 2020

Beat the Chill get the Grill

As part of our new locatin we have a special going on these fires. Get in quick to grab yourself this great deal.

Promo ends 30th September. Only while stocks last.

ALERT LEVEL 2 - Getting back to business - 12th May 2020

ALERT LEVEL 2 - Getting back to business

ALERT LEVEL 2 - Getting on top of business

Hotspot Fires & Installations has been operating throughout Alert Level 3 and as such we can assure you, we are ready to see our customers in our showroom to view our great range of fires under Alert Level 2. As you will understand we are still trying to attend to all our customers as quickly as possible. Your support throughout this time has been much appreciated.


  • We have retained all staff to ensure we can provide a high level of service and communication throughout the Level 3 Alert period, and this is still the same at Alert Level 2.
  • Our showroom will be opened to the public with markers 1 metre apart for your guidance of social distancing while still being able to view our products.
  • Contactless purchases can still take place for our customers if required. This can be arranged via phone or email. Our range of brands and products can be viewed on our website
  • A contact tracing & sanitizer station will be in our showroom for our customer to use. Please fill out your details on the form provided at that station when you enter our store.
  • Our administration team will be all on board in our showroom to assist with any bookings, queries and questions you may have in store or over the phone.
  • As we will still continue to be reliant on our freight partners please expect there still may be delays in our products arriving.
  • Our team have been instructed on our updated health and safety policies which cover strict distancing, hygiene and safety policies.  These policies include any interaction between customers, suppliers, and the public.  We remain vigilant and aggressive in our safety policies.
  • We maintain our over-arching priority is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers, suppliers, and general public.  Provision of product is secondary to that goal and all steps will be made to reduce and eliminate any risk to people and we hope you will work with us to this goal.

Contact us on 03 218 8802 or email us at

Stay well and we look forward to seeing your in our store and continuing to do business in a safe and productive manner.

EECA - Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant - 1st Jan 2020

EECA - Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a four-year Government programme offering grants covering two-thirds of the cost of an efficient wood burner, pellet burner or heat pump (capped at $2,500), as well as ceiling and underfloor insulation.

Use their quick assessment tool to find out if you are eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant and to connect to a service provider for a no-obligation quote.

As insulation is the most important feature for a warm and healthy home, you will need to have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standard before you will be eligible for a grant for a heater. If you don’t have adequate insulation, grants are available and it’s easy to arrange through the Warmer Kiwi Homes tool link.

If your home has been insulated through a Government insulation programme, that will be confirmed by WKH (Warmer Kiwi Homes) when you apply for a heater grant. Otherwise an EECA insulation provider will do a quick check.

Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions or all areas within a region. Please check with the listed service providers to find out if they are operating in your area.

There may be other payment options to help you pay the rest of the cost - talk to a service provider to find out more.

NB: Wood and pellet burners are not available in all areas.

Click the link below to take you to the tool page to see if you qualify.

If you live in Invercargill or Gore, did you know your fireplace must comply with NES? - 4th Sep 2019

Wood Burner dates Invercargill and Gore

NES stands for National Environmental Standards for Air Quality. Environmental Southland has implemented the Regional Air Plan this means you may be required to change your home heating.

Any new burner being installed must comply with the National Environmental Standards (NES) for Air Quality. These are listed on the Ministry for the Environment's website. You can continue to use your existing non-compliant burner until certain dates, so be sure to check. To find out when your burner was installed, contact the Invercargill City or Gore District Council's building consents department.

If you have an open fire, you’re no longer permitted to use it in the Invercargill or Gore airsheds. Burners installed before January 1997 need to be replaced for Invercargill homes, while in Gore you have until January 2020. While burners installed from 1 Jan 1997 – 2001 will need to be replaced after 1 Jan 2022. Check the dates to see if you should be considering a new burner. Check out this handy PDF with all the info you need.

What you can do to keep the air clean:

There are a number of things you can do at home to help keep the air clean. Simple things that don't cost you any money include:

  • burning dry firewood (which is cleaner burning than coal)
  • not damping down your fire 
  • not burning household rubbish
  • making sure your home is adequately insulated

If you’re unsure, we can help you find out how old your current fireplace is and if you need to upgrade or replace your existing fireplace. Just contact the friendly team at Hotspot Fires & Installations on 03 218 8802 or drop in a see us at 169 Tay Street, Invercargill.

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