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For latest information on the response to grounded ship Rena please visit the Rena Recovery website.

Maritime New Zealand are the lead government agency responsible for co-ordinating the response.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council are the lead local government agency providing support to Maritime New Zealand.  Local councils including the Western Bay of Plenty District Council are working to support these efforts as and when required.

The following links are also available:

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To report sightings of debris
To report sightings of any debris or containers washing ashore please call 0800 333 771.

To report sightings of oil
If you see oil on the beach in significant quantity please call 0800 OIL SPILL (0800 645 774).

Beach cleanup volunteers
If you’re interested in volunteering to assist with the cleanup effort please call 0800 645 774 or register on line at or email with 'Volunteers – 1 for all' in the subject line for any other details.

Waihi Beach
If you live at or are visiting Waihi Beach, you can also find general information regarding the response and any specific information relating to Waihi Beach on