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Penrose is a central Auckland suburb.


Penrose is in the Ōrākei Local Board. It is largely a residential suburb with convenient access to the city centre for commuting (via rail and bus links) and ready access to the nearby Southern Motorway for road users. The town centre is pleasant with good services, while retaining a sense of community. Housing in the area is well planned and close to a number of attractive parks, such as Michaels Avenue Reserve and Waiatarua Reserve.

Town Summary
Air quality in this town

Penrose station was established in November 2000 and we currently monitor NO2, SO2, PM10 and PM2.5.


Air quality is generally good for most of time in many areas. Air pollution sources are mainly from vehicle emissions (particularly at busy roadside), residential home heating (during winter) and some industrial activities. The monitored CO, SO2 and NO2 concentrations meet national environmental standards for air quality. PM10 and PM 2.5 concentrations usually meet national environmental standards for air quality and guidelines although exceedances occur occasionally.

Sources of air pollution

Home heating Industrial Outdoor burning Traffic Indoor sources Natural sources
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    • Sources of PM10 emissions
    • Sources of PM2.5 emissions
    • Sources of NOx emissions
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    Relative breakdown
    Winter day

    The table shows the proportions of the main sources of PM10, PM2.5 and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in this town from home heating, industrial activities, outdoor burning and traffic.  (Indoor, natural and shipping sources are not included in this breakdown). 

    These values come from 2013 data sourced from MfE’s data service.  Consistent methodology was used to calculate these estimates of PM and NOx emissions, which allows comparison between towns throughout New Zealand.  Regional council or unitary authority published emissions information might differ if they were prepared in a different year or used another method. Contact your regional council or unitary authority for more information about PM and other emissions in your area.

Seasonal variation

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Air temperature (℃)

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The data shown here are raw and may not be correct. You can find correct data from 2016 to 2023 in the downloadable air quality dataset on the download data page, or email Auckland Council at  We apologise for the inconvenience.

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Monitored sites in Penrose

Monitored sites in this town can be categorised according to location:

  • Residential: Air monitoring site is in a suburban area with a relatively high population density, but not close to a busy road or industry.
  • Traffic: Air monitoring site is very close to a busy road or intersection.
  • Industry: Air monitoring site is close to industry, including heavy commercial and processing factories.
  • Coastal: Air monitoring site is close to the coast where there are high levels of sea salt in the air.
  • NES: A site monitored for compliance with the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NES-AQ).

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