A recent report shows how air quality impacts the health of New Zealanders.
We are regulating and supporting initiatives to ensure air quality improves and does not impact on the wellbeing of communities. This includes working to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from our region’s transport network and urban environments.
This work includes:
- air quality monitoring (including real-time data) and advice and air quality trends. Our data is also available from the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa website
- air quality investigations, with reports available from our document library
- air quality planning
- air quality implementation and compliance. This includes advice on home heating
- cleaner home heating assistance (note, currently we have paused receipt of applications under the Healthier Homes Canterbury scheme pending a review)
- burner authorisations.
How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?
As part of this level of service we will:
- 28.1 Provide up-to-date information, advice, tools and resources which enable the community to understand air quality issues and take action
- 28.2 Provide air quality monitoring and investigation services
- 28.3 Provide assistance to low-income households in Clean Air Zones with expiring burners to transition to cleaner forms of home heating.
How did we do: How did we do: The 2022/23 Warmer Cheaper campaign was launched in May 2023 on the Warmer Cheaper website. Our website provides real-time air quality monitoring data. Data is collected across eight airsheds and is also available on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website.
We received five applications for the home heating subsidies scheme in 2022/23. All were processed within 10 working days.
How are we doing on key initiatives?
How are we doing: As noted above, the Warmer Cheaper programme refreshed and launched in May.
Recent highlights and updates
Smoky air, itchy eyes and smelly washing – these are things to consider before lighting up that rubbish or garden waste and becoming the neighbourhood nuisance.
Central government, mana whenua, and local government met to mark the beginning of a newly strengthened partnership to drive planning for Greater Christchurch.
Read Kaikōura zone delivery lead Kevin Heays' latest update, where he discusses recycling on farms and winter burning rules.