Niagara warning

By . Image credit NZ Herald. 2018 march

An art exhibition in Matakana has helped raise awareness of the threat of an oil spill from the wreck of the Niagara.

“Gold and Oil: The Legacy and Menace of the Niagara” was created by Artist Nicola Everett and featured in the Mangawhai Artists Gallery through February.

Nicola Everett said “I have a sense there is a terrible potential there for devastation we could do something about.”

An unknown amount of oil may remain in the WW2 wreck which lies in 120 metres of water off the Hen and Chicken Island.

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