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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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Permit Watch

Visit our PERMIT MAP and see how much of our marine environment is currently being considered for seabed mining

Learn About

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.

Submissions open

Chatham Rise - Submissions Due

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

Click here to view the presentation on slideshare

Tuesday 16/09/14

While there's been no specific ask of parties' attitudes on seabed mining, we think this Action Station report card about thriving ecosystems (who can deliver, who can't) provides a useful insight into party policies ahead of the elections.

Thriving and Sustainable Ecosystems


Tuesday 02/09/14

It's getting real for the South Pacific!
Tonga's new Deep Sea Minerals Act makes it clear that they are keen to walk down the path of seabed mining.
Interestingly the EU is a major player and funder of this law being developed and the unfolding Deep Sea Mineral Project in the South Pacific.
We look forward to seeing just how robust the new law is and how balanced the awareness raising programmes are?

Tonga a world leader in seabed minerals law


Sunday 31/08/14

How do you like the name "Tongan Offshore Mining Limited"?
Nautilus Minerals setting up shop in the South Pacific.
The Canadian mining giant is all colour and smiles at the Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa this week.

Wednesday 27/08/14

Old mate Simon Bridges not liking the EPA:
"if similar findings continued, a National-led government could review the EPA."
Who are you voting for?

RMA reform hinted at | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand &...


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