Taxpayers have paid more than $46 million for the clean-up from the Rena shipwreck and the sum is likely to grow further.
A limit has been placed on how much Bay of Plenty businesses can claim over the fallout from the Rena disaster.
The owner and insurer of the Rena are proposing to leave the remains of the wreck on the Astrolabe Reef off the Tauranga coast.
Cancer-causing contaminants from the sea around the wreck of the Rena could enter the food chain through fish, the Green Party says.
Rena wreck recovery teams clean up Coromandel beaches in time for the summer holiday season.
The Greek shipping company which owns the Rena has pleaded guilty over the discharge of harmful substances and been fined $300,000.
Daina Shipping has agreed to pay at least $27.6m in compensation for the Rena clean-up.
Oil spilt from the Rena appears to have mostly dispersed but the extent of the environmental impact is unknown.
A final decision over the fate of the Rena isn't likely until well into next year.
Shipping lanes are a must after 11 "near misses" involving ships since the Rena disaster, an expert says.
The chief of the Rena salvage operation says the wreck should stay on the reef.
The cost of removing the wreck of the Rena is said to be second only to the cruise ship Costa Concordia in the Mediterranean.
The Rena disaster had a huge environmental impact and damaged Tauranga tourism but it's also brought the community together.
Timeline of major events of the year since the Rena cargo ship hit a reef off the coast of Tauranga.
When more than 350 tonnes of oil spilled from the Rena, birds along the Bay of Plenty coastline were among the first victims.
There's no sign of oil on the beaches, no debris and it's near impossible to see the wreck of the Rena on the Bay of Plenty horizon.
Maritime New Zealand announced today their response to the Rena's grounding will be independently reviewed.
A donation pledge to the help Tauranga businesses, iwi and wildlife affected by the Rena spill will now be paid out.
The suggestion that part of the Rena could be left on the Astrolabe reef near Tauranga has disappointed some locals.
The Govt has reached a compensation deal with the owners of the Rena, which ran aground off the coast of Tauranga last year.
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