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Air quality exceedence

Gisborne District Council measures and monitors air quality under the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations, and we're required to notify any breaches of those standards.

Our monitoring equipment that measures particulate matter (PM10) levels is located at Gisborne Boys' High School.

The National Environmental Standard for PM10 concentration for a 24 hour average is 50 µg/m3.

2022 air quality exceedance in Gisborne

Date Concentration µg/m3 July
17 July51.2
7 July54
6 July56
4 July60
2 July83
1 July 61
29 June56
28 June54.6
27 June75
26 June57
25 June73
6 June61
5 June63
28 May55.8
24 May74
23 May61.5

Previous years

Date Concentration µg/m3

29 May 2021

54.8

2 June 2021

54.0

3 June 2021

60.2

4 June 2021

65.5

11 June 2021

56.4

12 June 2021

52.0

18 June 2021

54.2

19 June 2021

57.8

20 June 2021

55.9

5 July 2021

75.8

20 July 2021

76.4

29 July 2021

73.0

30 July 2021

65.6

31 July 2021

65.9

1 August 2021

65.8

2 August 2021

54.7

3 August 2021

53.1

5 August 2021

68.5

10 August 2021

55.1

Date Concentration µg/m3

23 May 2020

52.5

30 May 2020

50.4

31 May 2020

54.4

11 June 2020

65.0

5 July 2020

54.3

12 July 2020

55.7

26 July 2020

59.7

28 July 2020

54.6

29 July 2020

53.4

31 July 2020

85.3

4 August 2020

73.3

5 August 2020

64.1

6 August 2020

55.6

7 August 2020

62.7

8 August 2020

52.1

14 August 2020

53.9

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

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