28 Aug 2013

More funding for Rena programme

2:04 pm on 28 August 2013

The Government has announced $542,000 in additional funding is to go towards a environmental recovery programme set up after the container ship Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef in October 2011.


Photo: RNZ

The announcement brings the total amount of Government funding towards the programme to $2.42 million.

The extra money will go towards monitoring water quality and kaimoana, restoring shorelines, protecting wildlife and assessing the mauri of the area.