Hearing date announced for Rena consent
Wednesday 25 February, 2015 Bay of Plenty Regional Council has set the date for the hearing of the application for consent to leave part of the MV Rena on Astrolabe (Otaiti) Reef to begin in Tauranga on 23 June, 2015 and run for approximately three weeks.The Rena wreck
Planning underway to recover oil
Resolve Salvage & Fire divers have this week successfully located several small pockets of oil trapped inside the engine room and remains of the accommodation block of the MV Rena wreckage, with planning now underway to recover them at depths between 35 and 48 metres.oil slick on the water
Maritime NZ to allow temporary pause in Rena salvage
Wednesday 4 February, 2015 The Director of Maritime NZ has decided to allow a temporary pause to salvage work pending resolution of the resource consent application as required by the Maritime Transport Act, following a request from the owners of the Rena.
Commissioners appointed for Rena consent hearing
Friday 30 January, 2015 Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed the four Commissioners who will hear an application from the Rena owners to leave part of the wreck on Astrolabe Reef (Otaiti).Rena debris
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.
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.