Tag Archives: Seabed Mining

Dredging Namibia’s phosphate dredge

Seabed mining threatening the Namibian coast: The incongruous connection between a comforting bowl of breakfast cereal and marine mining was triggered by reading a public document: one which announces that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) recently lodged with Government by … Continue reading

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Hopes of big money in controversial seabed mine

Seabed mining pressure is mounting on Waikato’s west coast amid fears that it could damage the unique coastline and its endangered wildlife. Trans-Tasman Resources has lodged two new exploration permits with NZ Petroleum and Minerals covering 333,090 hectares of ocean … Continue reading

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Mining protest on film

Via Vera 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 … Continue reading

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Top surfer worries Raglan under threat

Professional surfer and environmentalist Dave Rastovich worries that the world class waves at Raglan are being threatened by proposed iron ore seabed mining in New Zealand’s coastal waters. Kiwi-born Rastovich attended a recent protest in Raglan that coincided with the … Continue reading

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Fishermen foul over net ban call

Commercial fishermen are fighting a push by conservationists to extend the set net ban into Taranaki waters to protect the endangered Maui’s dolphins. Fish and Bird are calling for the Government to extend the ban into Taranaki waters. The ban … Continue reading

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Seabed mining will be an issue for the No Asset sale Hikoi in April

According to Mike Smith organiser and spokesperson for the no Asset sale Hikoi which will take place in April and which will span the entire North Island, Seabed mining is a huge issue and will be addressed in the Hikoi. … Continue reading

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National Hikoi against asset sales

Update: Someone pointed out to me that there were changes in the itinerary as the Hamilton part seems to have vanished of the list. Ngaruawahia is the closest by for those wanting to attend from Raglan and environs. I’ll try … Continue reading

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