Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Harbour Master urges awareness of Rena exclusion zone

Harbour Master urges awareness of Rena exclusion zone over the summer

The two nautical mile exclusion zone that exists for all vessels around the Rena wreck, situated on the Astrolabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, is still in place.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Harbour Master Carl Magazinovic said divers were making good progress on the reduction of the wreck and debris field, but he urged people to be mindful of the exclusion zone while out on the water.

“Nine hundred tonnes of steel has now been removed,” he said. “However we still need an exclusion zone in place to ensure that the Rena response operations can continue safely and without hindrance from other vessels.”

“In consultation with the relevant parties we are constantly reviewing the exclusion zone and will keep the public informed if we do decide to make changes.”

The steel cutting work on Rena is now in its underwater cutting phase. A crane barge, tugs and a debris removal vessel have been deployed to the site to assist with the removal of material from the wreck.

“This is a timely reminder to those planning to spend some time out on the water in the Bay to keep safe this summer. As well as keeping two nautical miles away from the Rena wreck, you should wear a life jacket, keep to the five knot rule, stay out of the way of big ships and always tell someone where you are going.”

Anyone found in the exclusion zone without the express permission from the Harbour Master may be fined.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.

Essentially, the case involved Google’s alleged abuse of the stranglehold it enjoys on the online advertising associated with its search activities. More>>

 
 

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog