Tag Archives: New Zealand

London’s quality of life ranking slips over pollution and traffic 

London has slipped down a list of the best cities in the world for quality of life due to high levels of traffic and pollution. The capital placed 40th in the 19th annual Mercer Quality of Life Survey. London was … Continue reading

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Proposed fireplace bylaw prohibits burning wet timber, high sulphur coal

About 75,000 Auckland households will need to be careful about how they use their fireplaces under newly proposed burning restrictions. On Thursday Auckland councillors discussed a draft air quality bylaw for indoor fires which would ban the burning of wet … Continue reading

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All is not pristine in New Zealand 

Most images of New Zealand show a pristine environment of great beauty. It therefore comes as a surprise that airborne particle pollution in many towns is above World Health Organisation guidelines. This is not due to the diesel cars that … Continue reading

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Timaru’s air pollution standards breached for the twenty-third time 

Air pollution standards were breached yet again in Timaru. Timaru had its 23rd high population day on Wednesday – more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the first time air quality standards were breached … Continue reading

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Timaru’s 21st high air pollution day 

Timaru saw its 21st high pollution day on Tuesday – one more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the eighth consecutive time air quality standards were breached this month. On Tuesday the 24 … Continue reading

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Air pollution standards breached again in Timaru 

Timaru had its 18th high pollution day for 2016 on Monday, four more than the number of breaches recorded by the same time last year and the fifth time air quality standards were breached for the month. The latest breach … Continue reading

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Air pollution standards again breached in Timaru

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eleventh day this year on Tuesday as Geraldine recorded its first breach of the year. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station at Anzac Square, Timaru, recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 56 micrograms on June 21. The … Continue reading

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Timaru air pollution breaches standards for eighth time 

Timaru’s air pollution levels exceeded environmental standards for an eighth day, a week after the last breach. Environment Canterbury’s monitoring station on Anzac Square recorded a 24 hour average PM10 concentration of 55 micrograms on Thursday. A reading over 50 micrograms of suspended particulate … Continue reading

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