Other Registrations and Permits

Amusement device registration

Operating amusement devices like ferris wheels, roller coasters, or other similar mechanical amusement rides requires registration with the Council according to Worksafe New Zealand and the Amusement Devices Regulations 1978.

Amusement Device Registration Form

Beauty Therapists registration

Providing commercial services like beauty therapy, nail augmentation, skin piercing and tattooing carries health and hygiene risks for customers.  South Wairarapa District Council has adopted a new health and hygiene bylaw and code of practice to ensure that these services and the premises where they are provided are not potentially harmful for the health of our community. This bylaw requires that premises are registered.

Beauty Therapists registration form 

Campground registration

Operating a camping ground requires registration to ensure that it complies with the Camping-Grounds Regulations 1985. Please contact the Environmental Health department or ring 06 306 9611 to discuss your proposal before you lodge a registration application.

Campground Registration Form  

Hairdressing registration

Before you can open your hairdressing business to the public you will need to apply for a certificate of registration. It is an offence to operate a hairdresser without a certificate.

First, be sure to contact the Planning department and the Building department at Council. You might need a resource consent to operate at a particular property or to sort out customer parking issues, and you might need building consents to add basins and counters to your premise.

Getting registered

After you have sorted out your resource and building consents you can apply for registration.  At least 20 working days before you want to open, complete the hairdresser’s registration application and attach a to-scale floor plan showing all appliances and fittings. You can reuse the plans submitted as part of a building consent application if you had to do one of those.

Hairdresser’s Registration Form

After your registration is approved, contact the Environmental Health department or ring 06 306 9611 for an inspection to confirm that all work has been completed in accordance with the approved plans. Be sure to have any code compliance certificates available for the Environmental Health Officers (EHO) to see.  An EHO will make regular checks after you are open for business to ensure you comply with the health standards.

Renewing your registration

You must renew your registration every year for the period 1 August to 31 July.  If you are currently registered, we will automatically send you a renewal application.

Changing the ownership

If you purchase an existing hairdressing premise you have 10 working days to transfer the registration into your name using the following application: 

Transfer of Ownership Form

Hawking licences

Selling goods or services on streets, roads, footpaths and other public places is referred to as Hawking. Hawking is governed by Council’s Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaw 2019 and requires a licence. You will be issued a licence which gives you the ability to sell your goods in one of the specified areas located in Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough. If you would like to set up a stall to sell goods in public places please complete the Hawkers Licence form, 10 working days before you intend to set up.

Application Guidelines
Hawkers Licence Form

Offensive trades

Offensive Trades such as septic tank desludging, transporting and disposal of sludge through the South Wairarapa District will require registration with the council under the Health Act 1956.

Offensive Trade Registration Form

Street Days, Appeals and Raffles

If you want to raise funds or collect money on the street for a charity, you need to apply for permission from Council. Visit our street days, appeals or raffles page for information on how to apply.

If you have any questions regarding the registration of any of the above activities, please contact the Environmental Health team on 06 306 9611 or email health@swdc.govt.nz

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