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Gisborne District Council is required to monitor air quality under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations 2004, and we must notify any breaches of those standards. 

Our monitoring equipment that measures particulate matter (PM10) levels has been located at Gisborne Boys' High School since 2004. 

Current levels can be seen on LAWA's website(external link)

The National Environmental Standard for PM10 concentration for a 24 hour average is 50 µg/m3.  We will notify breaches here:

June and July 2020

Monitoring equipment located at Gisborne Boys High School

Date Concentration
10 July  53 ug/m3
5 July 55 ug/m3
10 June 2020 71.1 µg/m3

A combination of cold weather, low wind conditions, domestic woodburners and emissions from transport sources contribute to any breaches.

For more information

Information - air quality in winter 
Read our latest State of our Environment Report


Disclaimer: The information on this page could be subject to change due to quality assurance processing.