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Information release

Rena Grounding Costs

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Corporate author: 

The Treasury has collated and released a summary of costs incurred by the government in relation to the Rena grounding.

These costs reflect the best information available as at 29 January 2013 but are subject to change as the response to the grounding of the Rena is not yet complete.

The costs included in this table cover both business as usual expenditure for time taken in the response to the Rena grounding, and other costs unique to the grounding, such as legal fees and the costs of vessels and expertise used in the clean up process.

This material is also available for download in PDF format.
Costs incurred by government agencies related to the grounding of the Rena as at 29 January 2013
Agency Total Cost
Maritime New Zealand 36,834
New Zealand Defence Force 7,296
Department of Conservation 907
Ministry for the Environment 803
Ministry of Transport 490
Ministry of Social Development 192
Ministry for Primary Industries 128
New Zealand Police 110
New Zealand Transport Agency 31
New Zealand Customs Service 27
Te Puni Kokiri 22
Environmental Protection Authority 18
Inland Revenue Department 12
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 9
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 8
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 3
State Services Commission 1
TOTAL 46,891


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Last updated: 
Wednesday, 24 April 2013