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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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Here We Go Again

22/08/2016

Tena Koutou,   I write this sitting at an ocean lookout. The rising sun hits my back and a light southeasterly rustles the flax beside me while the clean lines of a building swell march from the horizon and peel along the boulder headland.   Surfers pull up to the lookout, some local, some from surrounding towns and cities and [read more…]

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KASM at Sound Splash

15/12/2015

Hey there Ocean Lovers! After a few years in hiding, the wonderful crew at Sound Splash is putting on another awesome Music Festival in Raglan next month. And because the festival is right next to one of the most beautiful blacksand beaches in the whole wide world, we’re gonna be there talking about why it’s so important to stop seabed [read more…]

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Help us call for a time out on seabed mining! Taihoa!

25/06/2015

Kia ora koutou As I write this from Raglan I am looking out to sea on a stunning blue skies day with not a breath of wind and glassy conditions as far as the eye can see! Breathtaking! We New Zealanders live with the ocean in our hearts and we know the value and importance of protecting her from the [read more…]

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Let’s Rethink This Whole Seabed Mining Thing

03/03/2015

Well it’s been a while since we posted anything here but I assure we’ve remained busy. You’ve probably heard that the second seabed mining application to mine for minerals in New Zealands’ waters was denied a few weeks ago just as the first one was denied in June. Yaaaay!! What is significant is that our current government and the Labour [read more…]

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