Rena Recovery newsletter - Issue 18 September 2014
In this issue: • Rena Recovery continues on a reduced scale • Application heads for Environment Court • Mini conference to discuss Rena findings
Rena application heads for environment court
Tuesday 9 September, 2014 The Chief Executive of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mary-Anne Macleod, has announced that the Council had decided to refer the Application for resource consent to abandon the wreck of the Rena to the Environment Court.Rena wreck
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.Monitoring report
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.
There are six significant programmes that 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.