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Public notice - Beach access restricted

Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:30 a.m.

For members of the public:

Rena struck the Astrolabe Reef about 6 nautical miles north of Motiti Island around 2.20am on Wednesday 5 October 2011.

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is carrying out oil spill response activities to respond to that event, and in the interests of public safety considers it necessary to restrict access to certain waterfront areas in the Bay of Plenty area.

A marine oil spill response is being carried out in the following area:

The area from Mount Maunganui to Maketu Point, including the Maketu Estuary.

To enable the marine oil spill response to be conducted, access to this area is restricted to those persons who are part of the MNZ oil spill response.

Any person who wants to volunteer to assist MNZ with beach clean pus can register at: www.boprc.govt.nz/oilspillvolunteers or on 0800 645 774.

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