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A corporation is owned by its shareholders and, as a group, they potentially possess a great amount of control over corporate operations. When KASM describes seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) as “95% foreign owned,” we refer to the the share distribution by country. In fact, if you ever had a look at the share distribution for TTR on [read more…]

Wednesday 19/10/16

An open letter to Ocean Lovers the world over from KASM Chairperson Phil McCabe.
If you haven't made your submission yet, please follow the link in the article and speak up for a healthy ocean.
Then share this post tagging an Ocean Loving friend.
Together, we can do this.

Calling all ocean lovers, it's time to act against seabed mining - LifeGate


Tuesday 18/10/16

We love The Shack - Raglan - get your breakfast there and raise money for KASM. Thank you!

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Sunday 16/10/16

More vibrant reef footage from the marine area under threat from the seabed mining application by TTR.
"Virtual Desert" yea right!?
Want to protect this reef and and much much more? Make a submission now.

A South Taranaki Reef Life Project

Saturday 15/10/16

The Patea Community came out in force last night to the Art Auction fundraiser to help KASM pay for upcoming legal and scientific costs!
By all accounts it was a great night and highly successful.
Thank you to organisers Bianca and Michaela, Volunteers, all the generous Artists who donated works and Bidders who went home with treasures.
You have all contributed significantly to the protection of our Moana.

Photos from Kiwis Against Seabed Mining's post

Friday 14/10/16

Woo hoo! The EPA has just extended the submission period on seabed mining for another whole month! But get this: so far, 10,000 of you have said NO to seabed mining - this is more than twice the opposition as last time. You ROCK. THANK YOU! We'll get back to you next week on what we can do, but for now, time to celebrate! (Read the EPA release here http://www.epa.govt.nz/news/epa-media-releases/Pages/TTRL-submission-period-extended.aspx)




Banners on the Beach – Say “No” To Deep See Oil

Saturday, 23/11/2013, 12 noon

New Zealand


The Oil Free Seas flotilla is out at the drill site off the coast of Raglan taking a stand against risky exploratory deep sea oil drilling. We can’t leave them to confront Texan oil giant Anadarko alone!

And that’s where YOU come in. This is something that affects us all – so we need to stand together and draw a line in the sand to say “Stop Deep Sea Oil” so loudly that they’ll hear us in Texas!





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Trans Tasman Resources have filed an application to mine the seabed off the South Taranaki Bight - again!

Please make your voice heard and make a submission. We've made it simple for you with our electronic submission form!

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KASM in the News
  • Waikato Times | 27/01/2015

    Sand ‘masterpieces’ mark Raglan victory They were a small core group of New Zealanders that took a stand against a large mining company and won, and for their efforts they put on a celebration that incorporated the sea, the sand and the people. Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) held its inaugural sand sculpture competition on Kopua beach in Raglan yesterday [read more…]

  • Scoop | 15/12/2014

    Anti-seabed mining campaigners and a South Taranaki iwi say a decision to finally scuttle a massive ironsand mining operation is a “victory for common sense”. Last week, Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) dropped its attempt to reverse the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision to decline consent to extract 50 million tonnes of sediment per year, across 65.76 square kilometres. Te Runanga Ngati Ruanui [read more…]

  • Scoop | 18/06/2014

    Slap Down to Seabed Mining proposal “Victory for common sense” – KASM The EPA’s decision to decline a proposal to mine black sand from the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight was heralded today by New Zealand’s only NGO focusing solely on the issue, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining. “This decision is a victory for common sense and environmental protection, for [read more…]

  • The Independent | 20/05/2014

       Strip mining and vacuum mining   The last great unexplored wilderness on Earth is about to experience industrial-scale mining that could change the face of the pristine seabed of the deep ocean for generations to come, scientists have warned. Access to the mineral deposits and rare-earth metals that are known to exist on the sea bed has never been [read more…]