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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

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche is in a "critical condition" in hospital and has "not regained consciousness" following an horrific car crash 14:49

    Basketball:
    A learning opportunity for the Auckland Tuatara ahead of their first NBL playoff game 14:49

    Entertainment:
    Pete Davidson has reportedly been in "trauma therapy" due to online harassment by Kanye West 14:19

    Politics:
    Secretly-recorded conversations between former National Party leader Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross have been played to the High Court in Auckland 14:09

    Education:
    Northland school students are being targeted by a new campaign to raise attendance 13:59

    Entertainment:
    Zoe Saldaña was rocked by dad's death and "felt like an alien in her own skin" 13:49

    Business:
    ASB bank has recorded a profit of nearly 1.5 billion dollars for the year to June, an 11 percent jump from last year 13:49

    Rugby League:
    A push from Auckland mayoral candidate Leo Molloy to have the city contend for NRL grand final hosting rights doesn't wash with Auckland Unlimited 13:29

    Entertainment:
    Neve Campbell opted out of 'Scream 6' because she wasn't offered a salary matching her "value" 13:19

    International:
    Domino's Pizza reportedly closes Italian stores 13:09


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