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On the final day of public submissions on a seabed mining application in the South Taranaki Bight, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) said a record number of people had voiced their opposition to the proposal.  Submissions to the EPA on Trans Tasman Resources’ bid to dig up 50 million tonnes a year of the South Taranaki Bight seabed – for [read more…]

Friday 20/01/17

KASM is representing and selling raffle tickets Soundsplash Festival, Raglan :)

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Tuesday 17/01/17

KASM KASHraiser. We are raising money for the legal battle. This will be a custom made KASM surf board shaped in Raglan by Mickey T :) Lovely enough to hang on a wall if you don't surf!


Mickey T Longboard Raffle Ticket


Saturday 14/01/17

We want to give a Shoutout to the crew from Soundsplash Festival for supporting KASM over the years.
We'll be there next weekend engaging with festival goers and inspiring them to step up and protect our magnificent Oceans.
Check out the awesome lineup of NZ Artists.
See you there!

Soundsplash Festival - Raglan, NZ


Thursday 12/01/17

This article came out yesterday.
Since then the EPA have moved the date to Monday the 16th at 12noon to get in touch with them to let them know if you would like to speak at the hearing.
0800 777 728 or TTRLApplication@epa.govt.nz
If you're doing that please also request that they provide a hearing location near you.

Sea mining opponents want a say - National - NZ Herald News


Friday 06/01/17

"I see this kind of thing every day at my practice and it's heartbreaking ... To see people try and do something wonderful for their community or country and just be shut down ... it's becoming a crisis."

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining to challenge charitable status snub



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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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…]