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Air Quality MonitoringAroturuki kounga hau takiwā

The Regional Council monitors PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations on a continuous basis and the 24 hour averaged concentrations are updated daily from our telemetered air quality sites.

How to find the data

You can view our data on a map or in a table by clicking between the green tabs. Search for the site(s) you are looking for to see current data. For each site you can then access a chart to view historical data by clicking on the site name. You can specify a specific date range and download the data in various formats.

Air Quality

We monitor particulate matter (PM) all year round at our telemetered air quality sites which give us a daily average.

We have four airsheds in Hawke’s Bay; Hastings, Napier, Awatoto and Whirinaki.  The Hastings and Napier airsheds are split into two zones, Hastings 1 and Hastings 2 and Napier 1 and Napier 2. Rules for residential woodburners apply to Hastings and Napier 1 airsheds. You can find information about clean heating and our Sustainable Homes programme here. The rules for Hastings and Napier 2 airsheds apply to the wider area, and are focused on outdoor burning. You can find the rules for outdoor burning here.

PM10 is what our air quality sites measure. PM10 is the Particulate Matter smaller than 10 microns. The finer the PM is, the more dangerous to human health. Winter is generally when we see PM measurements increase because of increased burning combined with weather conditions that tend to trap the pollution near ground-level.

Telarc Registration Marks QUALITY ISO 9001 2015 for webThe Council monitors PM10 concentrations on a continuous basis and the 24 hour averaged concentrations are updated daily from our telemetered air quality sites below:

  • Marewa Park (Napier)
  • St John’s College (Hastings)
  • Awatoto (coastal industrial)

Watch our video of our team talking about how we work with the community to improve air quality in Hawke's Bay.

Find out more in our video

Watch our video to find out how the environmental monitoring team capture the data, and how we process and use the information.


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