Owners decide against Environment Court
Wednesday 10 December, 2014 The Rena owner and insurer have decided not to proceed with direct referral to the Environment Court of the application for resource consent to leave what remains of the Rena on Astrolabe (Otaiti) reef.
Rena Recovery Newsletter - Issue 19 November 2014
Thursday 6 November, 2014 In this issue: • Work continues on restoring wildlife • Traditional knowledge meets science • Reporting back on mauri • Cultural impact assessments
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.