Our responsibility for air quality in Rotorua
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for managing the region's air quality. National Environmental Standards were introduced in 2004 for air quality and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are met.
These standards provide a level of protection for the health of New Zealanders and our natural environment. Forty-two areas, called airsheds, were established to have their pollution monitored. Rotorua is one these.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors air quality in the Rotorua urban area on a daily basis. Click here to view air quality results which show the exceedences over the winter months when home heating is at its peak.