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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 09/10/15

Some Friday afternoon reasons not to mine the world's oceans.
Be amazed!


Thursday 01/10/15

"Seabed mining in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is clearly going to be very difficult, if not impossible, and its economics are hostage to the depression in the global markets for hard commodities."

The complex word of panda diplomacy


Tuesday 29/09/15

Great news about the huge marine reserve announced today by the Government. It will impact on an upcoming application by Nautilus to mine the seabed there. But they still have interests in areas just outside the marine reserve. Watch this space.

Fishing, mining interests in Kermadec sanctuary won't attract compensation


Thursday 17/09/15

From now until the 30th of October, local councils, iwi and hapū around New Zealand have the opportunity to take a position on oil exploration in their area, and let the government know how we feel about the newly proposed oil exploration permit areas.
Join this facebook event to stay tuned to what’s going on, and get involved in the some of the local campaigns to #BlockTheOffer over the coming weeks: http://grnpc.org/Ig2Ip

Block the Offer to Stop Deep Sea Oil


Thursday 10/09/15

Submissions due TODAY 5pm!!!

The EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) Act 2011 currently DOES NOT have 'protect New Zealand's environment' as an objective, aim, or purpose! There is a members Bill that amends this - if you would like to see this as an objective (YES YOU DO - it is very important!), please make a submission: it won't take long - we have made it easy!
1) Download the letter below:
2) Sign/add your name to the letter, and specify if you would like to appear before the Select Committee OR if you would like KASM to speak on your behalf (circle or remove one)
3) Go to: http://www.parliament.nz/…/environmental-protection-authori… AND MAKE A SUBMISSION!

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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!




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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...]