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Reporting from the seabed mining hearing in Wellington

20/02/2017

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

06/11/2016

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

01/10/2016

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

22/09/2016

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!

12/09/2016

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

02/09/2016

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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Press release: Coastal communities vow to fight seabed mining – again

24/08/2016

Coastal communities are preparing to fight a new application to mine the seabed, lodged with the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining said today. Trans Tasman Resources (TTR), whose 2013 bid to mine ironsands from the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight was turned down by the EPA in 2014, is making another attempt to get a marine licence, [read more…]

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KASM on Facebook

Thursday 23/02/17

"We already see blue whales out there that look skinny to us - you can see their backbones" says Dr Leigh Torres, giving evidence for KASM. This story talks of her concerns at effect of noise on whales from both seismic testing AND seabed mining. And also features Prof Liz Slooten talking about noise and impacts on whales and dolphin.

Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 22/02/17

For those of you on twitter, follow us - we are tweeting from the seabed mining hearing - here's our latest tweet on the blue penguins https://twitter.com/KASM_NZ/status/834182502562484225

KASM on Twitter

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Tuesday 21/02/17

WOW! BREAKING: Marine scientist Leigh Torres has been doing field research on blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight. She got off the boat yesterday and is now giving expert evidence for KASM and Greenpeace New Zealand at the seabed mining hearing. She reports this year's field survey has recorded 68 Blue Whales in the Bight. Records show 31 sightings within 50km of the proposed mining site, and, daily, one has been seen within 40km. Here's her video from last year's survey.

Baby Blue Whale Nursing (Exclusive Drone Footage) | National Geographic

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Monday 20/02/17

KASM chair Phil McCabe gives an update on what happened in the hearings last week. Please read, and share.

Reporting from the seabed mining hearing in Wellington

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