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Results - data and trends

The link below points to a file that contains the source data to this indicator's graph and any additional data. The file is in comma separated (csv) format and intended to be opened in spreadsheet software.

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The graph below shows that in Hamilton around 70 percent of particles in the air come from home fires with outdoor rubbish burning and motor vehicles each contributing just over 10 percent.  In Taupo, Tokoroa, Turangi, Ngaruawahia and Matamata domestic fires contribute around 90 percent of the particles.  In Te Kuiti, Putaruru, Waihi and Te Awamutu the contribution of domestic fires is less, at around 60 to 70, with industry contributing around 20-40 percent.

  • Find out more about air quality around the Waikato region.


Graph showing sources of fine particles in air in the different monitoring sites.

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