Since 2005 we have hosted numerous public meetings in communities along the west coast of the north island, presented the issue to a number of schools, had information stands at festivals, community markets, home and boat shows and field days.
We have also organised peaceful protests, and created opportunities for public expression of concern over seabed mining proposals. As a result of our activity, we have featured in several prominent TV, radio and newspaper articles.
KASM has met with politicians from all the major parties and presented a petition with over 15,000 signatures, presented extensive submissions to the Crown Minerals Programme, The Coastal Policy Review Document, and Foreshore and Seabed Review; plus presented in person, to the Parliamentary Select Committee to the Environment and Local Government.
We have established and maintain working relationships with stakeholder and environmental groups such as:
- The Environmental Defence Society
- SEAFIC (snapper quota holders representative organisation)
- Out of Our Depth (deep sea mining organisation)
- Federated Farmers (Waikato Branch)
- Forest and Bird.
KASM is available to present to any group that wishes to know more about the issue of seabed mining in NZ waters.