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Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea mining

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:19 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington-30 September 2014—Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning. More >>

Chatham Rise hearing: NGOs join forces to oppose

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:46 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The EPA began hearings today in Wellington on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine 5000 square kms of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the waters off the New Zealand’s east coast. More >>

KASM to fight seabed mining decision appeal

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:25 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) today notified the High Court of its intention to join the EPA in opposing an appeal by Trans Tasman Resources against the EPA’s decision to refuse consent for the country’s first seabed mining proposal. More >>

Slap Down to Seabed Mining "Victory for common sense"

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:50 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The EPA’s decision to decline a proposal to mine black sand from the seabed of the South Taranaki Bight was heralded today by New Zealand’s only NGO focusing solely on the issue, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining. More >>

Too much uncertainty over seabed mining application

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:28 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The degree of uncertainty around the environmental impacts of seabed mining is too great for the EPA to grant New Zealand’s first-ever marine license to mine the seabed, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining said today. More >>

Seabed mining application riddled with uncertainties

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:50 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Trans Tasman Resources’ (TTR) bid to mine 66 sqkm of the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight is so riddled with uncertainties that the EPA should decline the application, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) told the EPA hearings in Hamilton today. More >>

Mining application riddled with scientific uncertainties

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:43 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Trans Tasman Resources’ (TTR) bid to mine 66 sqkm of the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight is so riddled with uncertainties that the EPA should decline the application, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) told the EPA hearings in Hamilton today. In a ... More >>

EPA seabed mining hearing laws undermining democracy

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 2:06 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Rules around the EPA’s decision-making process on the country’s first seabed mining application under the new Exclusive Economic Zone Act are undemocratic and make it nearly impossible for adequate public input, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining ... More >>

Info on sea life missing from seabed mining application

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 1:48 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Crucial information about the environmental impact of seabed mining is missing from Trans Tasman Resources’ evidence, despite the EPA having requested it, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining told a hearing today. More >>

Opposition to seabed mining in blue whale foraging area

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 3:28 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Key local opposition and evidence is starting to line up against seabed mining, with the latest being the local runanga Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) said today. More >>

NZ taxpayers fund planned habitat destruction

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 2:51 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining today challenged the Government’s decision to give seabed mining company Trans Tasman Resources up to $5million a year under a ‘high tech’ grant scheme. More >>

EPA’s "incompetence” extends submissions on seabed mining

Friday, 20 December 2013, 12:01 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The EPA’s extension of the public submission period for the country’s first seabed mining proposal for another month was because it did not post the main application on its website until the day after submissions closed, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining ... More >>

Opposition against seabed mining evident in numbers

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 11:38 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Press release 16 December 2013 Opposition against seabed mining evident in submission numbers Thousands of New Zealanders are telling the EPA to say no to the first ever application to mine ironsands off the seabed, including former All Black Josh Kronfeld, ... More >>

Seabed Mining Application Will See Massive Opposition: KASM

Monday, 29 July 2013, 4:02 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

An application for a mining permit to take black sand from the seabed off the South Taranaki coast will be met with massive opposition, said Kiwis Against Seabed Mining today. More >>

Raglan businesses oppose seabed mining proposals

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 10:04 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The Raglan Chamber of Commerce last week announced its support for KASM, after its members responded to an email survey. An overwhelming majority, 88% were against seabed mining, 4% in favour and 8% had no firm opinion. Chair of the Chamber, Stephanie ... More >>

Mining company executive ejected from public meeting

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 9:29 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The NZ representative of a speculative foreign owned mining company TTR was last night ejected from a public meeting at the Quaker community centre in Whanganui. More >>

All Black star - west coast seabed mining a "blindside hit"

Monday, 17 September 2012, 1:29 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

After attending a widely covered public meeting at Muriwai last week, horrified Piha residents have invited Kiwis Against Seabed Mining to give a similar presentation to anxious locals of the iconic Auckland beach. More >>

Seabed mining proposals galvanise alarmed residents

Monday, 3 September 2012, 10:17 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Orgqnisers of a public meeting against seabed mining on Wednesday, are so concerned that there will be a full house at the Muriwai Fire Station, that they have organised an alternative venue to cope with numbers. More >>

 

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