• 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.

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    The Rena wreck
    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.

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    oil slick on the water
    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.

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  • 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).

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    Rena debris
    Rena debris

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

Hearing date announced for Rena consent
Maritime NZ to allow temporary pause in Rena salvage
Commissioners appointed for Rena consent hearing
Owners decide against Environment Court
Exclusion zone extends as work on Rena house begins

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