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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...]

Thursday 27/08/15

Important story about the Māui dolphin in the New York Times today. Andrew Revkin has posted the piece on a local NZ page, with this note:
"Please pass this around and/or weigh in. Seems awfully ridiculous for a prosperous country not to be able to tighten net restrictions. I'd like to know how much of the resistance is from commercial fishers and how much is related to recreational netters (I see a lot of that on YouTube)"
Please share - and comment on the blog in the New York Times if you're so inclined.

Local Nets, Not Faraway Markets, Key to New Zealand's Dolphin Decline

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com

Tuesday 11/08/15

TELL "Environment Minister" Nick Smith to put a TIME OUT on seabed mining. What do you think about our seabeds? We say NO to mining them.

Please SIGN the petition if you haven't yet - and share, share, SHARE! http://kasm.org.nz/take-action/petition-timeout/

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Thursday 06/08/15

An informative article on what's going on in the far north of the planet ... seabed mining anyone?

Battle over Arctic as Russia, Norway, US, Canada, Denmark Claim it

macedoniaonline.eu

Sunday 26/07/15

More Government subsidies for extractive industries.

Government boost for geologic surveys

stuff.co.nz

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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!

FULL DETAILS OF EVERY ORGANISED EVENT AT

https://www.facebook.com/events/607083666005148/

 

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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...]

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