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Today, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM), with the support of Ngāti Ruanui and Talleys Fisheries Group, will be asking the Environment Court to rule that seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources (TTR), make public all of the information in its application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to mine the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight. The hundreds of pages of [read more…]

Tuesday 06/12/16

OK ... Seabed mining company TTR failed to make available important video simulations about the plume created from dumping 45million tonnes of seabed sediment per year for 35 years back into the ocean.
They should have made these videos available when they lodged their application three months ago and at the very least should have released them with the other redacted information a few weeks ago.
Now we find ourselves with less than a week left for submissions and we still haven't got the whole application that we're supposed to be submitting on!?
So ... is it shenanigans by a shifty mining company, incompetence from a government agency or a good old fashioned 'double jeopardy'?

Iwi takes shot at EPA over 'redacted' mining videos


Thursday 01/12/16

"Local government refuses to support the role Maori have as kaitaki of their natural resources." Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.

Council connivance on seabed mining revealed


Wednesday 30/11/16

Since the EPA first opened up this seabed mining application for submissions they've had to extend the submissions period - twice! The final deadline is still over a week away - plenty of time to make your voice heard and spread the word! It's really easy kasm.org.nz/submission

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Tuesday 29/11/16

Today is Giving Tuesday, and what better cause to give to than KASM, as our experts and legal team gear up to win yet another application to mine the seabed. It's easy, just click here - and tag a friend in the comments to join you https://givealittle.co.nz/Cause/saveblacksands

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Saturday 26/11/16

Taranaki Regional Council may be taking neutral position but they still have very real concerns ... like the endangered Little Blue Penguins to name one.
DoC on the other hand have unbelievably given Seabed Mining their green light!

Taranaki Regional Council staying neutral on seabed 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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Trans Tasman Resources have filed an application to mine the seabed off the South Taranaki Bight - again!

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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…]