15 Nov 2010

Oil blobs wash up on Kapiti Coast

5:35 pm on 15 November 2010

Small blobs of oil washed up on beaches north of Wellington on Monday are believed to be from a crude oil spill off Taranaki a month ago.

Greater Wellington Regional council says the globules have been found at the high-tide mark between Mana and Otaki on the Kapiti Coast.

The council suspects the oil has come from a 1000-litre leak from production ship Raroa.

Regional harbourmaster Mike Pryce warns people not to walk along the high-tide mark or let their dogs wander there.