More than 100 people gathered at Raglan’s Ngarunui Beach on Sunday to take part in the filming of an anti-seabed mining protest video.
Supporters, many of them local residents, marched down the beach with picket signs while shouting slogans devised by the event’s organisers, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM).
More than 100 people showed up at Ngarunui Beach on Sunday to protest against seabed mining. Photo: Mackenzie McCarty
Phil McCabe, KASM member and part coordinator of the filming, said the purpose of the video was to inform the public about an issue which was largely being ignored.
“Everyone that hears about [seabed mining] – it stirs them,” he says, “This is to inform the New Zealand government and the mining companies that it is not going to happen.”