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RENA:The latest info

The latest details on the situation of ship container Rena in the Bay of Plenty.

* 88 containers have now fallen off the Rena. One of them is a dangerous goods container and 48 are empty.

* Mount Maunganui Beach to Maketu Point is closed to the public.

* Government will consider compensation for BOP businesses.

* 50 tonnes of solid waste and five tonnes of liquid waste has been collected.

* A second officer charged over his role in the Rena disaster has appeared in court.

* Bay of Plenty residents living near beaches are being told to keep their windows shut.

* Anyone wanting to help out with the clean-up effort should phone 0800 645 774 .

* Weather is set to slowly improve and sea swells to slowly ease.

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