Rena Recovery Newsletter - Issue 20 June 2015
Tuesday 2 June, 2015 • An Assessment of Mauri • Wildlife still under scrutiny • Rena children’s book a finalist • Hearing date set – 7 September • Commissioners appointed • No effects on marine life – owner’s report • Operations update • What’s under the water?
An Assessment of Mauri
Thursday 28 May, 2015 The Government-funded Rena Recovery Plan commissioned Ngati Makino Heritage Trust to research how the mauri of the affected Maketu environment has been affected by the grounding of the Rena. This report was prepared for and on behalf of Te Arawa ki Tai, Ngati Makino Heritage Trust and nga iwi whanui of Te Arawa waka. Read the full report.An Assessment of Mauri Report
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 will now begin in Tauranga on 7 September, 2015 and run for approximately three weeks.The Rena wreck
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.
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.