3 Oct 2023

Residents frustrated over Mt Maunganui's poor air quality

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 3 October 2023

Mt Maunganui residents are growing frustrated authorities aren't addressing poor air quality in the popular beachside suburb.

The Bay of Plenty's public health organisation released a report in July, which said air pollution from heavy industry was causing 13 premature deaths in Mt Maunganui each year.

Locals say they are concerned for their families and their children, but they feel like no one is listening.

RNZ In Depth journalist Kirsty Johnston reports.