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From Phil McCabe  Wannabe seabed mining company, Trans Tasman Resources (TTR), has laid out its proposal for a massive, first-of-its-kind in the world mine – on the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight (STB) off the coast of Patea.  Their proposal quite simply asks too much of the coastal residents most likely to feel the effects of this proposed offshore [read more…]

Tuesday 28/03/17

KASM is also unhappy at the decision by the EPA to extend the hearings by two months (trebling the length of the original hearing timetable to 31 May) to allow the seabed mining company TTR to provide information that should have been provided when they lodged their application back in September.
This benefits only the company and burdens the submitters.
It's been a shambolic hearing process indeed.

Hearing schedule into iron ore mining extended angering a Taranaki iwi


Tuesday 28/03/17

KASM fundraising Movie Night at Solscape Raglan this Wednesday night.
First up is 'Groundswell' by Chris Malloy followed by the NZ Premiere of 'Island Earth' by Cyrus Sutton, which looks at the different sides of GE testing and intensive pesticide use on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Film proceeds go to KASM.
Vegan Curry available from 6pm.

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Monday 20/03/17

Are you? We definitely are. Stay tuned this week for updates from the seabed mining hearing. Phil is giving the KASM submission today.

Higher Perspective

Sunday 12/03/17

Latest footage from the South Taranaki Reef Life Project taken this weekend at the study reef 11km off the coast of Patea midway between shore and the proposed seabed mining site.
Quite a few fish ...

A South Taranaki Reef Life Project

Saturday 11/03/17

Decision Makers were told, point blank, that the seabed mining proposal in South Taranaki is completely unacceptable in the eyes, hearts and minds of local people.
A full cross section of community and Iwi representatives delivered the unequivocal message.

Fish stocks and high emotion at seabed mining hearing - National - NZ Herald News



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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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…]