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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...]

Tuesday 26/05/15

Climate change will have a direct impact on all marine life. One week to go before the Government's consultations on climate change finish. Here's a guide to how to make a submission - from easy, online submissions - or make your own. Make your voice heard!

One more week to tell the Government what climate action you want to see

coalactionnetworkaotearoa.wordpress.com

Thursday 21/05/15

Our international partners' submission to the International Seabed Mining Authority.

Submission to the ISA | Deep Sea Mining: Out Of Our Depth

deepseaminingoutofourdepth.org

Tuesday 19/05/15

KASM's Phil in the NZ Herald this morning commenting on what we want to see in the budget. (scroll down to find it).

Budget 2015: What we want... - Business - NZ Herald News

nzherald.co.nz

Thursday 14/05/15

“The rush to strip-mine the deep-ocean floor threatens to damage mysterious underwater ecosystems. If we aren’t careful, this new gold rush could do irreparable harm to the basic building blocks of life,”

Landmark Lawsuit Challenges U.S. Approval of Deep-sea Mineral Mining

biologicaldiversity.org

Activities

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/607083666005148/

 

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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...]

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