Bay of Plenty Regional Council manages the region's air resource so we can ensure the maintenance and/or enhancement of air quality, while taking into account the needs of both present and future generations.

We work with the Bay of Plenty community to ensure that the region's air is clean. You may need resource consent to carry out some activities that could affect the region's air quality.

A woman taking a breath of fresh air in the Bay of Plenty.

Air monitoring

We carry out environmental monitoring to meet the responsibilities of the Resource Management Act.

Ohope skies

Air quality

Bay of Plenty Regional Council must report any breach of the ambient air quality standards. This is required under the Resource Management Regulations 2004.

Rotorua air pollution

Air pollution

The Regional Air Plan aims to protect and improve this region’s air quality by setting rules for those who discharge contaminants into the air.

evening sky in Rotorua


National Environmental Standards were introduced in New Zealand in 2004 for air quality and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are met.

mount industrial area

Mount Maunganui industrial air quality

We know the Whareroa and Mount Maunganui community are concerned about air pollution from the nearby industrial area.

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Mount Maunganui residential air quality

Mount Maunganui residents can now check local air quality in real-time. 

rotorua air pollution

Rotorua air quality project

The Rotorua Air Quality Action Plan was created to help reach the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality limits.

Man spraying chemicals in the Bay of Plenty.


Due to weather conditions or the landscape, agrichemical sprays sometimes drift away from the target crop or area. This is known as spraydrift. 

Report it

We’re trialling a new approach to managing odour issues, making it easier and faster for you to make reports.