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Seabed mining policies largely unclear in election campaign

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 11:44 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The idea of setting up a marine mammal sanctuary in the South Taranaki Bight was today welcomed by Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, who have also been calling for a moratorium on the destructive practice in New Zealand. “Scientists are just confirming now ... More >>

Setting the record straight on seabed mining decision

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 12:31 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

In the wake of the EPA’s decision to grant a marine licence to a company to dig up 50 million tonnes of the South Taranaki Bight seabed every year for 35 years, there have already been a number of factually inaccurate statements made by both ... More >>

EPA must again refuse seabed mining application

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:44 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington - 25 May 2017 - Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) had failed to provide the information on the impacts of seabed mining that the EPA used as a basis for refusing the company’s first application in 2014, so there was no choice but to again refuse ... More >>

Seabed mining hearing has “gone off the rails”

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:27 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

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 ... More >>

Extraordinary footage of blue whales in South Taranaki Bight

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:01 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

NEWPORT, Ore. – Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals ever to live on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals. More >>

Seabed mining hearings open in Wellington

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:22 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

15 February 2017-- When seabed mining hearings open in Wellington tomorrow, the strength of opposition will be apparent to the Environmental Protection Authority, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) said today. The EPA is hearing a renewed application ... More >>

Record numbers of submissions against seabed mining

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:14 pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

On the final day of public submissions on a seabed mining application in the South Taranaki Bight, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) said a record number of people had voiced their opposition to the proposal. Submissions to the EPA on Trans Tasman ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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