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KASM challenges seabed mining secrecy in Environment Court

Monday, 7 November 2016, 9:09 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

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 ... More >>

KASM launches speaking tour of North Island west coast

Monday, 12 September 2016, 2:09 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

With the news that a mining company is making another bid to mine black sand off the seabed, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining is kicking off a series of public meetings down the North Island’s west coast to raise awareness around the issue. More >>

Coastal communities vow to fight seabed mining – again

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:53 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

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 ... More >>

Government proposals on Marine Protection fall short

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 4:05 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The Government’s proposed Marine Protection Act would do more for the mining industry than it would for the actual protection for the marine environment, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining said today. The West Coast based environmental group questions the ... More >>

Petition for moratorium on seabed mining launches

Monday, 8 June 2015, 1:09 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

On World Oceans Day, Kiwis Against Seabed mining today launched a petition calling for a time out on seabed mining in New Zealand’s marine environment. Already, nearly 3500 people have signed the petition to Environment Minister Nick Smith, calling ... More >>

Time for a moratorium on seabed mining?

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 11:54 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining Phil McCabe sets out the rationale for a moratorium on seabed mining - in an Op Ed in today's Dominion Post. More >>

EPA seabed mining decision a “victory for good science”

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:30 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

11 February 2015-- The decision by New Zealand’s EPA to refuse consent for a bid to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise’s deep sea bed is logical, wise, and a victory for good science, and a vindication of all the concerns raised by the groups ... More >>

Seabed mining company drops appeal

Friday, 12 December 2014, 4:43 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

A “victory for common sense” was Kiwis Against Seabed Mining’s reaction today to Trans Tasman Resources’ news that it will drop its attempt to reverse the EPA’s rejection of its seabed mining application. More >>

Chatham Rise mining could have impact on whales and dolphins

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:33 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington, 21 October 2014--Mining phosphate on the Chatham Rise, off the east coast of New Zealand’s south island, could potentially have many impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, the Environmental Protection Agency was told today. More >>

Chatham Rise seabed hearing: the absence of evidence

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 3:59 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The phosphate on the seabed, 450m down on the Chatham Rise, has a particular quality that other phosphate doesn’t have: uranium. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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