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Timaru to clear the air: Council brings in burner ban 

A plan to tackle air pollution in Canterbury has been approved by the regional council, but councillors say it will not be fining people straight away. It includes a ban on log burners more than 15 years old in Timaru. … 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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Timaru’s air pollution the worst in Australasia, figures reveal 

Timaru’s air pollution levels are the worst in Australasia, new figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) show.Timaru’s annual mean levels of PM10 particles and PM2.5 particles were both above the air pollution level recommended as safe by the WHO.PM10 … Continue reading

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