• Owners decide against Environment Court

    Wednesday 10 December, 2014  The Rena owner and insurer have decided not to proceed with direct referral to the Environment Court of the application for resource consent to leave what remains of the Rena on Astrolabe (Otaiti) reef.

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  • Rena Recovery Newsletter - Issue 19 November 2014

    Thursday 6 November, 2014  In this issue: • Work continues on restoring wildlife • Traditional knowledge meets science • Reporting back on mauri • Cultural impact assessments

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  • Little long lasting effect from Rena grounding

    Tuesday 3 December, 2013  A comprehensive monitoring report into the effects of oil pollution from the grounding of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef in 2011 shows few long-lasting impacts on Bay of Plenty maritime habitats.

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    Monitoring report
    Monitoring report

Environmental recovery

On 5 October 2011, the MV Rena grounded on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef) in the Bay of Plenty which resulted in one of New Zealand's most significant maritime environmental disasters.

The Rena Recovery Team is responsible for managing the restoration of the environment in accordance with the Rena Long-Term Environmental Recovery Plan. This site will keep you up to date with the progress of the plan as we work towards restoring the Bay of Plenty back to its pre-Rena state.

  

Little Blue Penguin
Little Blue Penguin

Rena grounding timeline

Follow a timeline of events from the initial grounding of the Rena to the release of oil and the breaking of the ship. Read about the impacts on the environment and the response of agencies and volunteers to clean-up beaches and remove oil and debris.

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MV Rena January 2012
MV Rena January 2012
Maritime New Zealand

Recovery projects

Six significant programmes have been designed to achieve the goals of the Long-Term Recovery Plan. Each programme focuses on a different aspect of environmental recovery including wildlife, shorelines, kaimoana and cultural impacts.

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Bay of Plenty Coastline
Bay of Plenty Coastline

Latest News

Owners decide against Environment Court
Rena application heads for environment court
Exclusion zone extends as work on Rena house begins
Little long lasting effect from Rena grounding
Independent review of MNZ response released

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