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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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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.

Click here to view the presentation on slideshare

Today at 9:56pm

Here's a link to the KASM Chairpersons Report recapping on the last years activities and what's on the horizon for KASM.
Wow! Thanks everyone ... We sure got a lot done and there's no sign of it slowing up!

KASM AGM - The Year That Was and What's Next


Monday 28/07/14

A good article in the Waikato Times on Saturday ...
"I believe we have created a community of concern that stretches along the length of the west coast and into middle New Zealand."

Raglan group ready for round two


Thursday 24/07/14

The mana whenua join the crew in defending the EPA's decision to say no to black sand mining.

Ngati Ruanui applies to join iron sand mining appeal | Voxy.co.nz


Tuesday 22/07/14

We love Maui's dolphins, whose habitat will be destroyed by seabed mining - and that's why we're recommending you "like" this page.

Maui's & Hector's Dolphin Defenders NZ

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