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12 Apr 2021 6:59
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Three brand new reefs will be created from the remains of the Rena disaster

    Three brand new reefs will be created from the remains of the Rena disaster


    The container ship ran aground off the Tauranga coast in 2011 - causing an oil spill that devastated wildlife in the area.

    The new reefs signed off by Conservation Minister Kiri Allen will be permanently protected from fishing.

    Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague says they will become important zones for restoring ocean life.

    He says while the reefs are important, it's sobering to note only one percent of the bay will be protected for nature.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Environment News
     12 Apr: Environment Canterbury is being encouraged to prove it can walk the talk around the renewal of an irrigation scheme
     11 Apr: Greenpeace has uncovered widespread use of illegal driftnets in the northwest Indian Ocean, one of the world's most ecologically vulnerable fishing grounds
     11 Apr: The Crusaders have returned to winning ways in Super Rugby Aotearoa, but have needed an golden point extra time drop goal to do so
     11 Apr: A strong earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java has killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle was hit by falling rocks, and damaged more than 1300 buildings
     11 Apr: It's hoped this weekend's heavy rain will bring relief to drought stricken Auckland
     10 Apr: People on islands or at sea off parts of Western Australia's northwest coast have been ordered to evacuate, as two tropical cyclones bear down
     09 Apr: A small grass fire in Swannanoa, North Canterbury, has now been contained
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     Today's News

    Business:
    Environment Canterbury is being encouraged to prove it can walk the talk around the renewal of an irrigation scheme 6:36

    Law and Order:
    Residents in Charing Cross - on the outskirts of Christchurch near Kirwee - have complained of a large gathering of boy racers over the weekend 6:26

    Environment:
    Greenpeace has uncovered widespread use of illegal driftnets in the northwest Indian Ocean, one of the world's most ecologically vulnerable fishing grounds 21:57

    Law and Order:
    Three further Covid-19 locations of interest in Auckland have been announced 21:17

    Health & Safety:
    A close contact of the covid positive security guard from Auckland's Grand Millennium MIQ has now also tested positive for the virus 20:27

    Environment:
    The Crusaders have returned to winning ways in Super Rugby Aotearoa, but have needed an golden point extra time drop goal to do so 18:57

    International:
    Iran's Natanz nuclear site has a problem involving its electrical distribution grid 18:37

    Law and Order:
    A man who crashed into a police car while fleeing from officers investigating an assault on Auckland's Ponsonby Rd has been arrested 18:27

    Soccer:
    Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay's insists his side remains a shot of making the A-League finals 18:17

    Environment:
    A strong earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java has killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle was hit by falling rocks, and damaged more than 1300 buildings 17:37


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