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