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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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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.

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Chatham Rise - Submissions Due

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

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Yes New Zealand ... The Whole World is Watching ... and we are not alone in our commitment to a better future.
Nice one Moana & the Tribe!

'Whole Worlds Watching' OFFICIAL Music Video by Moana & the Tribe

Tuesday 19/08/14

Destructive Chatham Rise seabed mining proposal looking shaky.
Great news from EPA's first report but still a long way to go in our efforts to preserve an important part of our ocean.

Blow for Chatham Rise phosphate mining bid


Wednesday 13/08/14

International NGOs calling for moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in response to the International Seabed Authority (ISA) releasing 7 new exploration permits in international waters.
Singing very much the same tune as when KASM called for a moratorium in NZ waters over a year ago.

MEDIA RELEASE: The newest assault on the worlds oceans, deep seabed mining | Deep Sea Mining:...


Tuesday 12/08/14

About to be banned by the Fun Police.

Planet Key

Sunday 10/08/14

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining shared a link.

Mining an election issue


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