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Two-thirds Of New Zealand’s Monitored River Sites Ecologically Impaired

Sunday, 26 September 2021, 6:26 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Today, the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) project has released the LAWA River Water Quality National Picture Summary 2021, alongside updated river monitoring result histories for more than 1500 individual sites across New Zealand. The release is ... More >>

Air Pollution In New Zealand Towns Revealed As Winter Bites

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 11:13 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

The LAWA Air Quality National Picture Summary 2021 released today confirms air quality in New Zealand towns is generally good and has improved over the past 15 years, however it highlights there are still unacceptable levels of winter air pollution in some ... More >>

Find Out Where’s Good To Swim This Summer

Friday, 11 December 2020, 8:13 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Summer recreational water quality monitoring of 750 popular swim spots across New Zealand is now underway. The Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website shows the latest monitoring results from Kaitaia to Stewart Island through the ‘Can I swim here?’ ... More >>

Q&A: LAWA River Water Quality National Picture

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:46 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

What does the LAWA River Water Quality National Picture Summary tell us about river water quality from 2010 - 2019? The summary presents a high-level aggregated picture of the current state of our rivers and streams, how state compares among different More >>

Data Reveals The Impact Of Land Cover On River Water Quality

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:37 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Today, the team at Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) released the annual update of New Zealand’s river water quality monitoring data. Data analysis by Cawthron Institute has revealed water quality is poorest in New Zealand’s urban waterways and a large ... More >>

Call To Reduce Home-heating Emissions Due To Air Quality Concerns

Monday, 22 June 2020, 1:22 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

As temperatures drop, the team at LAWA are encouraging people to help keep the air in our towns and cities healthy by using clean home-heating methods. In New Zealand, burning wood or coal for home heating is the main source of harmful particulate matter ... More >>

More can be done to #BeatAirPollution

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 11:40 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

This World Environment Day the UN is calling on countries to come together to beat air pollution. In New Zealand, monitoring results collated by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) show air quality has improved over the past 10-years, but there is still more ... More >>

Strong data networks for better environmental guardianship

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 1:19 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Today, Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released Environment Aotearoa 2019, an overview report on the state of our environment as mandated by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015. More >>

Summer water quality good for swimming most of the time

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 2:47 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Monitoring data from last summer made available by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) reveals outdoor swimming spots in New Zealand have good recreational water quality most of the time, but project scientists recommend avoiding the water for 2-3 days ... More >>

Communities shine during World Rivers Day

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:13 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

This Sunday is World Rivers Day, and Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) is joining more than 60 countries around the world to raise awareness of the need to take better care of our water resources. LAWA is marking the day by launching a video that celebrates ... More >>

Surf’s up at New Zealand’s environmental website

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 1:20 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

New Zealanders are encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting the beach this summer. Beach goers can check the quality of the water at their nearest beach thanks to environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) . More >>

Water website a first for New Zealand

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 9:59 am | Land Air Water Aotearoa

A new website housing water quality data from New Zealand’s freshwater monitoring sites was launched in Wellington today. Fran Wilde, chair of the Regional Council Sector Group, Local Government New Zealand said the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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