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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution

    A nationwide wake up call for combating air pollution


    The results of a 2016 Health and Air Pollution study have been released revealing that air pollution contributes to more than three-thousand premature deaths in a year.

    Invercargill tops the death-rate rankings for air pollution from vehicle exhaust and domestic fires and industry combined.

    Environment Southland chair Nicol Horrell says this is an eye opener...showing nationwide, that vehicle pollution is, in a lot of cases, twice as deadly as domestic burning.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Three days after losing their former coach the North Queensland Cowboys have been toppled 32-18 by the in form Sydney Roosters in the NRL 7:08

    Christchurch:
    Police are seeking sightings of a white van involved in a hit and run in Christchurch 4:48

    International:
    Taiwan's foreign ministry thanks the United States for taking 'concrete actions' in the Taiwan Strait 4:28

    Auckland:
    One end of a street in Auckland's Point Chevalier has been submerged as water burst from the ground 21:49

    Politics:
    Schools across New Zealand are struggling to fill teacher positions in nearly every subject 18:59

    Rugby:
    The established midfielders in the Wellington Lions squad are happy to have a youngster providing competition for their starting spots 18:39

    Law and Order:
    Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize-winning author and fierce critic of religion with a bounty on his head 18:09

    Rugby:
    The Springboks are relishing the chance to unleash their World Cup winning loose forward trio to dish out further torment for the All Blacks 18:09

    Accident and Emergency:
    The pilot and passenger of a light aircraft have survived a plane crash in the Nelson Lakes region 17:39

    Politics:
    A new partnership has been agreed between by iwi and four maori health providers 17:29


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