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TSB New Plymouth

The TSB Bank building monitoring site represent the general ambient air quality for the central New Plymouth area.

The site was selected to represent what was expected to be the 'worst case scenario' for air quality as it is in the middle of the CBD, between two main roads and rows of shops. It is also located on the "crossroad" of the prevailing wind directions from north-west and south-east in the path of air flows having already passed over the residential areas of the southern part of the city. The method used for air quality monitoringi is a Beta Attenuated Monitor (BAM) equipped with PM10 size selective inlet. Continuous sampling was conducted for five months over the period January 2010 to May 2010. The monitoring results was incorporated with traffic counts at two locations at the intersection of Courtney and Gover Street and Devon Street (courtesy of NPDC).

Scientific Indicators
Scientific data for this site

This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils for air quality scientific indicators:

  • PM10
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM10?

    The dashboard colours show how PM10 levels sit in relation to the guideline – from green (less than 10%) to red (more than 100% of the guideline).  The guideline (100%) value for the daily average PM10 is 50 µg/m3 and  20 µg/m3  for the annual average.  There are no guidelines for hourly or monthly data (charcoal colour).  

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
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    PM10 information

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    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Exceedances
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    • Show temperature
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    Concentration (µg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of PM10 change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period. The levels depend on local sources of emissions and what the weather is doing.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.   The PM10 concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (for daily and annual averages), and where concentrations exceed the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis. 

    Exceedance data (when available) shows the number of days per year that the concentrations went above 100% of the air quality guideline.  

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand

  • Carbon monoxide
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for carbon monoxide?

    The dashboard colours show how carbon monoxide levels sit in relation to the guideline – from green (less than 10%) to red (over the guideline).  The guideline (100% value) for the hourly average carbon monoxide is 30 mg/m3.  There are no guidelines for daily, monthly or annual data (charcoal colour). 

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
    No guideline

    Carbon monoxide information

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Show wind speed
    • Show temperature
    Months:
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    Showing:

    Guideline


    Concentration (mg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of carbon monoxide change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period. The levels depend on local sources of emissions and what the weather is doing.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.  The carbon monoxide concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (hourly), and where concentrations exceed 100% of the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis. 

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand