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Well it’s been a while since we posted anything here but I assure we’ve remained busy. You’ve probably heard that the second seabed mining application to mine for minerals in New Zealands’ waters was denied a few weeks ago just as the first one was denied in June. Yaaaay!! What is significant is that our current government and the Labour [read more...]

Friday 24/04/15

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining shared a link.

Ocean wealth valued at US$24 trillion, but sinking fast

wwf.org.nz

Friday 17/04/15

oh, and this. Only 11 more til another big milestone. Invite one friend...

Friday 17/04/15

Chatham Rock still stinging from EPA decision, lashes out and questions $605k bill. But surely public shld a) expect EPA to get its own independent scientific advice and b) that mining industry should wear the cost of an application. And on the cost of a mining permit? CRP got their permit before MBIE cut costs by 90%. Sorry guys, the cuts weren't retrospective.

Mining industry relations on the rocks

radionz.co.nz

Monday 13/04/15

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining shared The Anti-Media's photo.

The Anti-Media

Saturday 11/04/15

Rob Forlong, CEO of the Environmental Protection Authority, has resigned. Under pressure to change, maybe? We don't know, but it's very interesting. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1504/S00264/environmental-protection-authority-head-rob-forlong-resigns.htm

Environmental Protection Authority head Rob Forlong resigns

scoop.co.nz

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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!

FULL DETAILS OF EVERY ORGANISED EVENT AT

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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...]

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