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Press Release – KASM, Greenpeace, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition The New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency should refuse an application to mine phosphate from the deep seabed in the Chatham Rise, because of the damage it will cause to the marine environment, and because the EPA hasn’t got enough information to give it the go-ahead, environment groups said today. Three groups, [read more...]

Monday 15/12/14

Chatham Rock Phosphate manages to do trials of phosphate to see how effective it is, but don't even one manage marine mammal survey of the area...

CRP trials 'show Chatham rock phosphate highly effective' | Voxy.co.nz


Sunday 14/12/14

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining shared a link.

Seabed fight now for legal fees


Friday 12/12/14

First up on 8am news bulletin this morning.

Iron sand backdown welcomed


Friday 12/12/14

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls ... TTR have just dropped their appeal!
We have finally won a hard fought battle to protect the west coast from the madness of seabed mining!
We are absolutely stoked!
Thank you all so much for your efforts and support!
Enjoy the beach this weekend and forever!

Friday 12/12/14

It seems that TTR is running fir the hills. CEO resigned last week, now we discover that the only NZ member of their board, Jenny Shipley has left the room too.
What's happening TTR?


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
  • 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...]

  • one news | 16/05/2014

    New Zealand’s Maui’s dolphins could face extinction by 2031, new research shows. International Whaling Commission (IWC) scientists are scheduled to discuss the plight of the last 50 Maui’s dolphins again at their meeting in Bled, Slovakia this week. With less than 15 breeding females, Maui’s dolphins are among the rarest and most endangered mammals. Researchers claim fishing has progressively decimated [read more...]