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Ambient air quality monitoring report for the Waikato region - 2016

TR 2017/03

Report: TR 2017/03

Author: Emily Wilton (Environet Limited) and Jonathan Caldwell (Waikato Regional Council).

About this report

The main air contaminant of concern in the Waikato Region is PM10 (particles in the air 10 microns in diameter or less). Monitoring of PM10 was undertaken in the Hamilton, Tokoroa, Taupo, Te Kuiti, Putaruru, Turangi, Cambridge, Te Awamutu-Kihikihi, Morrinsville and Thames airsheds during 2016. This particulate monitoring was targeted mainly at identifying the impacts from domestic home heating sources.

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Ambient air quality monitoring report for the Waikato region - 2016 [PDF, 3.3 MB]


  Executive summary
1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Regulatory requirements and assessment criteria
1.3 Monitoring objectives
1.4 Airsheds and contaminants monitored in 2016
2 Methodology


PM10 & PM2.5 monitoring
2.2 BTEX monitoring
2.3 Nitrogen dioxide monitoring
2.4 Meteorological monitoring
2.5 Trend analysis
3 Results
3.1 PM10 monitoring in Hamilton
3.2 BTEX monitoring in Hamilton

NO2 monitoring in Hamilton


PM10 and PM2.5 monitoring in Tokoroa

3.5 NO2 monitoring in Tokoroa
3.6 PM10 monitoring in Taupō
3.7 NO2 monitoring in Taupō
3.8 PM10 monitoring in Te Kuiti
3.9 PM10 monitoring in Putaruru
3.10 PM10 monitoring in Turangi
3.11 PM10 monitoring in Cambridge 

 NO2 monitoring in Cambridge

3.13 PM10 monitoring in Te Awamutu-Kihikihi
3.14 NO2 monitoring in Te Awamutu 
3.15 PM10 monitoring in Morrinsville
3.16 PM10 monitoring in Thames
3.17 NO2 monitoring in Matamata
4 Summary and conclusions

Appendix 1

Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Appendix 7
Appendix 8
Appendix 9
Appendix 10