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Press release from KASM, Greenpeace and The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition. Evidence submitted so far to the EPA’s hearing on a deep sea phosphate mining proposal for the Chatham Rise shows the proposal should be rejected for a number of very concerning reasons, environmental groups said today. Chatham Rock Phosphate wants to mine phosphate off the seabed, 450m deep on [read more...]

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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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An INTRODUCTION to seabed mining globally and in New Zealand. Start here to learn about the west coast ironsands and the impacts of seabed mining.

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Chatham Rise - Submissions Due

We only have until the 10th July 2014 to speak out.

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Go Raglan! and Phil. Coverage in the Waikato Times from seabed mining hearings in Hamilton this week.

Raglan's strong voice against mining


Tuesday 28/10/14

Press release from the EPA hearings - in Hamilton today. Please share!

EPA should reject seabed mining application say environment groups


Monday 27/10/14

The NZ Herald doesn't appear to like the EPA's decision to turn down Trans Tasman Resources' bid to trash the seabed. So much for objective journalism. They seem to think that complete lack of baseline data so that the effects of seabed mining can be measured is just fine. Click on the link and leave a comment on the Herald article.

John Roughan: Ocean eco-caution being taken too far - Opinion - NZ Herald News


Tuesday 21/10/14

lots of posts today - had to add this one as they're so beautiful.

Deep Sea Phosphate Mining could put whales and dolphins at risk

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