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Rena grounding - Latest news and important messages


All of the latest media releases are up on the Maritime New Zealand website.   View the latest media release (2.00 pm).

For more information and updates go to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website

For Public Health advice visit the Toi Te Ora Public health website.

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has developed a range of initiatives to assist businesses affected by the Rena incident. For more information please click here 

There are currently ads running daily in the Bay of Plenty Times

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #9 (370kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #8
 (187kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #7 (405kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay Of Plenty #6 (420 kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #5 (490 kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #4 (303kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #3 (300kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #2 (400kb pdf)

Important message for people living in the Bay of Plenty #1 (118kb pdf)

How you can help

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council have set up a page on their website called the rena oil spill volunteer hub where people can volunteer, get the latest updates, information on times and locations of clean ups. Updates will also be on the radio and in the Bay of Plenty Times.

Instructions for volunteer cleanup response
 (798kb pdf)

Information handout  (388 kb pdf) provided by Bay of Plenty Regional Council based on information from Maritime New Zealand.

How you can make a donation to the Bay of Plenty Care For Our Coast Fund

A fund is being established to help community groups care for Bay of Plenty’s coast and estuaries, following the grounding of the ship Rena.

You can make a donation over the counter at any National Bank or ANZ branch or via internet banking to:

  • National Bank: Account number: 06-0489-0094734-50
     
  • ANZ: Account number: 01-1839-0256313-00

Details of how donations can be made and how the Fund will operate will soon be on the Councils’ websites. The Fund will benefit the islands, including Motiti, as well as the mainland.

View full Media Release

Important Information:

The section of beach from Mount Main Beach up to Tay Street is now open.
Please remember that the beaches have had a recent oil spill. There is likely to be ongoing oil issues so anyone using the beaches should take care.   Maritime NZ will be monitoring the beach conditions all weekend.

Volunteers who want to assist in cleaning up oil off the beaches following the stranding of the MV Rena are urged to register their names so teams can be organised.  So far the Maritime NZ response team has over 6,000 people register. 

The exclusion zone around the ship has been extended. The new area runs from Mount Manganui to Matata and extends out beyond Motiti to Astrolabe Reef to ensure that all vessels avoid areas affected by oil and containers. This is approximately 20 kilometres off shore. The situation is expected to continue for some time and the exclusion zone is being monitored. Anyone found breaching the exclusion zone could be fined.


Published: Friday, 21 Oct 2011 14:00 by Tauranga City Council