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Successful clean up of container debris

19 Oct 2011

Successful clean up of container debris

Gisborne District Council Response to Rena - Release No.4

Reports from Te Araroa indicate the clean-up has gone well today with all debris to the east of Te Araroa collected and from off the Te Araroa township beach. CDEM logo
Around 20 locals did the clean-up assisted by the Hicks Bay Rural Fire force and our civil defence volunteers who also coordinated the activity.

Tomorrow the team will concentrate on Lottin Point, it has been reported that another part of a container has washed up there. This bit that was found yesterday was either the roof or a side panel.  

There have been unconfirmed reports of some oil smears sighted on the rocks at Matakaoa.

For further information contact Richard Steele 0274460450