Stricken ship Rena
The Tauranga coast is on the verge of an environmental disaster after a ship ran aground last week.
Oil has reached several beaches around Mt Maunganui and worried residents have begun helping with the clean-up.
Authorities race to pump as much oil as possible off the grounded ship before a storm sets in.
There are fears for wildlife in the area, as some of the 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil known to be on board, leaks into the sea.The oil spill in pictures
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