Insight for Sunday 2 December 2012
The salvage crew is now cutting up the remnants of the Rena that are now pretty much underwater.
As the whole operation gets closer to the end and another summer holiday season looms in Tauranga, how much has the area recovered?
Lorna Perry speaks to tourism operators, environmentalists, iwi and the salvors to gauge the current situation.
Is the community back to where it was before the Rena grounded?
Picture: Salvors on board the Rena in October (Image courtesy of Maritime New Zealand)