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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 19/06/15

Good news for the Oceans worldwide.
UN General Assembly decided today to negotiate a Treaty for the Protection of Biodiversity on the High Seas.
Here's a clip from some of the very smart and dedicated folk working on this about why it is so important.

High Seas at the United Nations Hangout HighLight reel


Wednesday 17/06/15

JOIN US in calling on Environment Minister Nick Smith to put a TIME OUT on seabed mining. Industry wants him to allow seabed mining in Maui Dolphin habitat - we say NO!

We are really excited to have Greenpeace and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition on board with us for this important petition - You can join us too!

Please sign and share the petition today: http://kasm.org.nz/take-action/petition-timeout/

Tuesday 16/06/15

TTR taking their concept to a massive area along the West Coast of the South Island. :-(

'Cunning' bid to prospect and mine West Coast seabed - National - NZ Herald News


Tuesday 16/06/15

It's official.
Go on ... you can stand with us too!

Iwi backs moritorium on seabed mining


Sunday 14/06/15

Marc Mateo, the Piha cinematographer who shot this beautiful video for KASM, giving a voice to local kids and their love for the black sand, may you rest in peace. Moe mai ehoa.

Save our Sands, love our oceans



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...]