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Gillies Ave

The Gillies Avenue site was established in November 2000. PM10 is the main indicator measured. Meteorological data is also measured.

The Gillies Avenue site at the Gillies Avenue Reserve is the main residential PM10 monitoring station for Taupō. The station was established in November 2000. Prior to March 2007, PM10 was monitored at Gillies Avenue on a one day in three basis using a Partisol sampler. From March 2007 onwards PM10 was measured using an FH 62 BAM along with collection of meteorological data. The PM10 data was gravimetrically adjusted based on co-located sequential partisol monitoring. Only PM10 data collected using the FH62 BAM from 2007 onwards is provided. Daily PM10 data collected prior to 2007 on a one day in three basis using a Partisol sampler is available from Waikato Regional Council on request. Since 27 January 2021, PM10 and PM2.5 have been measured using a Teledyne API T640x.

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 Data verified to 14/12/2020
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM10?

    The dashboard colours show how PM10 levels sit in relation to guidelines – from dark blue (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). 

    If a site has less than two days of PM10 exceedances each year, this is compliant with the NES-AQ.  If there are two or more exceedances annually, then the site does not comply with the NES-AQ.

    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
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    • Annual
    • Exceedances
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    Concentration (µg/m3)


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    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

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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM2.5?

    The dashboard colours show how PM2.5 levels sit in relation to the guideline – from dark blue (less than 10%) to red (over the guideline).  The guideline (100%) value for  the daily average PM2.5 is 25 µg/mand 10 µg/m3 for the annual average.  There are no guidelines for hourly or monthly data (charcoal colour).

    If a site has less than four days of PM2.5 exceedances each year, this is compliant with guidelines.  If there are four or more exceedances annually, then the site does not comply with the guidelines.

    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
    Colour Number of exceedances permitted
    Compliant
    Non-compliant

    PM2.5 information

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

    Guideline


    Concentration (µg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)


    Guideline

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of PM2.5 change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period.  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 PM2.5  concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (for daily and annual averages), 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.  

    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