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Airsheds

An airshed is a legally designated air quality management area.

Regional councils and unitary authorities have identified and made public (through the New Zealand Gazette) areas to be managed as airsheds for the purposes of the national environmental standards for air quality. The majority of these are known, or likely, to have levels of pollutants that exceed the national environmental standards for air quality. Some airsheds are also identified based on factors such as:

Waikato airsheds

There are 21 airsheds in the Waikato region. These airsheds came into force on 1 April 2007. 

  • 20 urban airsheds (listed below).
  • The 'rest of the region' airshed, made up of the areas not covered by the listed urban airsheds.

 *airshed is currently monitored

Airshed Maps and aerial images

Cambridge

Map (144 kb)
Aerial (1.5 mb)

Hamilton City*

Map(77 kb)
Aerial (1.6mb)

Huntly

Map (149 kb)
 

Matamata

Map (153 kb)
Aerial (1 mb)

Morrinsville*

Map (123 kb)
Aerial (1 mb)
Ngaruawahia Map (114 kb)
Aerial (1mb)

Otorohanga

Map (164 kb)
 

Paeroa

Map (135 kb)
 
Putaruru* Map (144 kb)
Aerial (1mb)
Taupo* Map (254 kb)
Aerial (1mb)
Te Aroha Map (128 kb)
 
Te Awamutu and Kihikihi Map (242 kb)
Aerial (1mb)
Te Kuiti* Map  (176 kb)
Aerial (1.5mb)

Thames*

Map (112 kb)
 

Tokoroa*

Map (142 kb)
Aerial (1mb)

Tuakau

Map (116 kb)
 

Turangi

Map (140 kb)
Aerial (914kb)

Waihi

Map (143 kb)
Aerial (1mb)

Whangamata

Map (115 kb)
 

Whitianga

Map (236 kb)
 
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