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Improving the quality of our air: summary for iwi / Māori

Publication date:  February 2020
Publication reference number:  INFO 929

This document provides information for iwi/ Māori about the proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (Air Quality Standards).

The Government proposes to amend the Air Quality Standards to: 
•    take into account improved understanding and evidence about the health impacts of particulate matter (fine airborne particles, small enough to be inhaled)
•    better target controllable sources of air pollution, for example wood and coal burners for home heating
•    help Aotearoa to meet its obligations under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

We invite you to have our say on the proposals. 

Improving the quality of our air [Consultation webpage]

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 July 2020