Published 16 May 2014
New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series: 2014 Air domain report presents information on New Zealand’s air quality. It shows the changes in our air quality over time, and the associated pressures and impacts. It helps us identify and understand air quality issues at the national level.
The report includes data to 2012. Data for 2013 was not available for all our national indicators and case studies, or could not be collected, validated, and analysed in time to meet our publication schedule.
This report covers one of five environmental domains set out in the Environmental Reporting Act 2015, which was passed into law in September 2015. The five domains are air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and the marine environment. The report was produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand while the Environmental Reporting Bill was being considered by Parliament. We produced the report using the same rigorous quality control and independent processes proposed in the Bill.
Many organisations have helped us by providing data, giving advice on the topics and indicators, or reviewing the report – see the acknowledgements. We are very grateful for all the help received.
For local information on air quality please visit your regional council’s or unitary authority’s website [LGNZ website].
Copyright in the report is owned by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand on behalf of the Crown.
Copyright in the air quality data used in the report is owned by the data providers. The data is used with the data owners’ permission.
The report and the data are entitled to the full protection of the Copyright Act 1994. Permission to copy, distribute, or adapt the work or data must be sought from the relevant copyright owner.
While all care and diligence has been used in processing, analysing, and extracting data and information in this publication, the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand, and the data providers give no warranty in relation to the report or data used in the report – including its accuracy, reliability, and suitability – and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to any loss, damage, or other costs relating to the use of any part of the report (including any data) or any compilations, derivative works, or modifications of the report (including any data).
ISSN: 2382-0179 (online)
Publication number: ME 1151