The Rena oil spill is an environmental catastrophe. The effects on the local environment, community and economy will be felt for a long time. It has shown how impossible it is to deal with an oil spill and should be clear evidence for the New Zealand Government that its plans to open NZ waters to deep sea oil drilling should be dropped.

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Top 10 reasons why Arctic oil drilling is a really stupid idea

Blog entry by Ben | February 29, 2012

Shell would have us believe that it's all very safe and there's nothing to worry about but here's our 10 reasons Arctic oil drilling is a really bad idea: It’s extremely dangerous. The Arctic environment is one of the...

Make sure something positive comes from the Rena

Blog entry by Jay Harkness | January 10, 2012

After months of being on the verge of breaking up, the container ship the Rena has finally split in two, and the stern has sunk. This draws to an uncertain close another chapter in the Rena saga. The Rena has left a real mark...

Rena 'ghost birds' appear in Auckland

Blog entry by Steve Abel | December 12, 2011

This morning 150 original ‘oil prints’ made with a little blue penguin killed by the Rena disaster appeared along Auckland’s Khyber Pass Road. The prints are accompanied by the message ‘Rena did this. Deep sea oil drilling could be...

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What can I do?

Click here to see what you can do to help, and what Greenpeace is doing.

A public health warning has been issued and people are advised to avoid skin contact with the oil, water and shoreline until further notice. "No shellfish and fin fish should be eaten from waters with visible oil contamination."

To join the BOP Regional Council clean-up operation visit:
www.boprc.govt.nz

For more general information visit:

Maritime New Zealand website Tauranga Incident page

 

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