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Seabed mining hearing has “gone off the rails”


Press Release  The Environmental Protection Authority’s hearings on a seabed mining application have “gone off the rails,” environmental groups Kiwis Against Seabed Mining and Greenpeace have told the EPA. The EPA has requested a wide range of new information from Trans Tasman Resources Ltd, the company applying to dig up 50 million tonnes of the South Taranaki Bight seabed each year [read more…]

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Trans Tasman Resources’ unreasonable request


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…]

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Reporting from the seabed mining hearing in Wellington


From Phil McCabe at the hearings in Wellington   First up, I want to say a heartfelt Thank You! It’s Sunday night and I’m on a plane back to Wellington for the second week of the month-long hearing of the seabed mining application by Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine 65sqkm, off the coast of Patea in South Taranaki. The [read more…]

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Press release: KASM challenges seabed mining secrecy in Environment Court today


Today, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM), with the support of Ngāti Ruanui and Talleys Fisheries Group, will be asking the Environment Court to rule that seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources (TTR), make public all of the information in its application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to mine the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight. The hundreds of pages of [read more…]

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On Foreign Ownership


A corporation is owned by its shareholders and, as a group, they potentially possess a great amount of control over corporate operations. When KASM describes seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) as “95% foreign owned,” we refer to the the share distribution by country. In fact, if you ever had a look at the share distribution for TTR on [read more…]

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How you can help us stop seabed mining


Seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources has now applied to the EPA to mine 50 million tonnes a year for 20 years in 66sqkm of the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight.  The EPA has looked at the application, declared it complete, and has now notified it to the public. We have until 14 October to get as many people [read more…]

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KASM’s speaking tour!


Next week we’re expecting the opening of the public submission period for the latest bid to mine our precious black sand off the seabed – in the South Taranaki Bight. The company, Trans Tasman Resources, is coming back for a second attempt to mine 50 million tonnes of sand a year off the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight – for [read more…]

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KASM Video Booth – We Love The Ocean


At SoundSplash 2016 and Maui’s Dolphin Day 2016 we got people into the KASM video booth, and here’s what they had to say about our oceans and seabed mining. Our chairman Phil McCabe talks at the end about what you can do to help stop seabed mining.  Click here to donate.

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Wednesday 10/05/17

Check out our raffle - be in to win a weekend in lovely Raglan, with all sorts of extras at local eateries and bars. Only $10 and it all goes to keeping our Seabed Mining Hearing work going (the work that never seems to end!). Oh, and please share :-)

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Saturday 29/04/17

Editorial: Extension to seabed mining hearing shows TTR has failed to prove its case ...
"And even with new information, will the authority members be able to say, hand on heart, that the life-supporting capacity of the environment will be safeguarded, and that adverse effects can be avoided, remedied or mitigated? I doubt it."

Editorial: Seabed mining application: Has anything changed? - Opinion - Wanganui Chronicle News

Friday 28/04/17

The CEO of Trans Tasman Resources, Alan Eggars, has deliberately lied to a journalist here, claiming that the blue whale evidence Dr Leigh Torres presented to the EPA had been proven wrong or was outdated. Both are incorrect - indeed, unlike his company, she actually did some real research on whales in the Bight. How can we - or the EPA - trust this man?

Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) is confident its second attempt at obtaining Environmental Protection Authority approval for subsea mining will be rewarded

Tuesday 25/04/17

This article does a good job of outlining our latest concerns with the EPA hearing process that we are still working through.

Seabed mining hearings process labeled 'flawed' after more info sought

Monday 24/04/17

The EPA appears to be doing everything it can to get this case over the line. We think it's gone off the rails. Listen to Phil on Morning Report. For the detail, read our press release . Please share.

Mining opponents call hearings process 'biased'