The "Rena" wreckage is set to be abandoned off Tauranga, after it ran aground six years ago. The Environment Court has determined on May 18 the disputes between local iwi around whether the wreckage should stay or go. Four local iwi and hapu appealed an initial Council decision to leave the ship's remains - arguing the ship spoiled the reef and its cultural significance. But a number of other iwi disagreed - arguing moving the wreck would cause more harm than good to the reef's spirit and its surrounding environment. An abundance of sea life has grown around the "Rena"'s remains, which are up to 36 metres underwater. The Court found leaving the wreckage was in the best interest of the marine environment.