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Kia ora koutou As I write this from Raglan I am looking out to sea on a stunning blue skies day with not a breath of wind and glassy conditions as far as the eye can see! Breathtaking! We New Zealanders live with the ocean in our hearts and we know the value and importance of protecting her from the [read more...]

Friday 27/11/15

KASM crew setting up for a day at the Grey Lynn Festival this morning.
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Thursday 26/11/15

This is being called one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazillian history. The spillage of toxic tailings from an iron ore mine results in complete destruction of the ecology of the river and adjoining sea. And yes, humans are part of that ecology.
The company wanting to mine iron ore from the seabed along the west coast of NZ plans to simply push their tailings down a pipe back into the sea. This would mean a slow but constant toxification and choking of a large area of ocean surrounding the mine.
Not unlike this instantaneous event in Brazil.
What ya think about that?


Wednesday 11/11/15

this is what we've been worried about for a while.

Government considers changes to EPA after mining applications rejected


Friday 06/11/15

A good story featuring KASM outlining not only the advancement of the international seabed mining industry but also the growing opposition. This thing is real, it's big and it ain't going away! Stick with it ...

Global Opposition Is Mounting Against the Latest Environmental Abuse – Deep Sea Mining



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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  • 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...]