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
Independent review of MNZ response released
Tuesday 3 December, 2013 Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) welcomes the release of the independent review of its response to the grounding of the Rena, and the announcement of $2m of Government funding to help improve New Zealand's maritime response capability.MV Rena
Memorial unveiled to little blue penguins
Monday 7 October, 2013 An Oamaru stone carving featuring 16 penguins released into the ocean from Mount Main Beach was unveiled at a ceremony below Mt Drury on Saturday, 5 October.
Rena Recovery Newsletter - Issue 14 November 2013
Thursday 21 November, 2013 In this issue: . What to do if you find beads . Monitoring results soon . Spotting the hitchhikers . What's happening to wildlife . Update from the owners View PDFIssue 14 November 2013
In this issue:
. What to do if you find beads
. Monitoring results soon
. Spotting the hitchhikers
. What's happening to wildlife
. Update from the owners
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.