Most of us will remember it. It was a maritime disaster that had a devastating impact. On October 5, 2011, the Rena struck Astrolabe Reef off the Bay of Plenty coast – spilling oil and debris into the sea. Today, the people of Motiti Island say they still find oil and plastic beads on their beaches. But that's not the only issue they face. A group the hapu set up to fight for the Rena's full removal has itself run aground after years of court action. Now their fight is finally over. And it's come at a devastating price.

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