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Save Our Black Sands

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We campaign for the protection of our ocean & marine life from the destructive industry of seabed mining.

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  Nationwide Marine Conservation Sustainability

In 2013/14 a company called Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) applied to the Environmental Protection Authority to mine for black sand and minerals over a huge area off the West Coast of the North Island in the beautiful Patea Banks at depths of 20-60 metres. The EPA declined their application because of the environmental impacts.

Now this company, Trans Tasman Resources, is back.

The company is applying to mine in the same site - with the same destructive environmental impacts the EPA turned down. This company apparently has more 'modelling' to show a lessened impact of this destructive mining; but they will not release this information to KASM or the public (until 20 days before deadline – too late to get our experts to scrutinise it).

You, the people who live here and care about the health of our oceans, spoke out against this New, Untested, Highly Destructive Experimental method of mining.

We must once again stand TOGETHER to tell the government and overseas companies that NZ is NOT open for business for this environmentally destructive mining.

Please help us fight for our oceans – donate what you can today. Your donation helps pay for operational costs, educational and promotional materials, legal and scientific research and advice.

Kia Kaha

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM)'s involvement (page creator)

KASM is a vehicle to help coastal residents to learn about any current and future proposals, and to illustrate the deep public opposition to these type of operations.

We are an incorporated society, with a subscriber base from right across the country. While most members are committed to a range of different causes, KASM has a solitary focus – proposals to mine the foreshore and seabed of New Zealand.

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Marathon Man - Wow!  22 February 2019

Posted by: Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM)

Running marathon for KASM

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Funds collected from Patea doco showing on 15 Jul 2019    MAKING WAVES NZ
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The Making Waves project rocks!
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We're delighted to donate 100% of the box-office from the 2nd screening of Making Waves on Thoughtful Thursdays in Confluence, Whanganui.
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Lyn & Graham on 07 Jun 2019    MAKING WAVES NZ
Thank you for doing all that you have. And thanks to your family too.

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