We Did It: Seabed Mining Rejected

To all those people who pushed on all those 10 years. As KASM and as those behind the scenes. The Iwi, the fishers. The ones that had to stop because of health reasons and those that stayed. Those that repesented Maori and Pakeha against seabed mining. Those that send in the applications and spoke truth […]

While We’re Selling Our Seabeds And Blacksands: Iron Ore Prices Tumble As China Crackdown Begins

After the initial crash in many of the commodities backing China’s shadow-banking system’s ponzi, levels recovered modestly as rumors were spread of bailouts, stimulus, and in fact the exact opposite of what the Chinese government had declared it was trying to do. That ended for Iron Ore this weekend when, as The FT reports, China […]


Bugger Had To Come Back From Holiday For This One: KASM Anti Seabed Mining Submission Period Extended Until January 28

Phil McCabe, spokesman of KASM (Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining) calls it incompetence. I don’t! I call it willful malice and Mafioso legal techniques developed by corporate entities and adopted by their government arm in order to misinform and avoid transparency in their faux legal processes but it gives us another chance to let our voice […]

Holiday And Send The Bloody KASM Submission In Today!

While Fukushima melts, the financial world burns, the peoples anger smolders and we here in Raglan fume over Anadarko and the Seabed mining plans of our corporate owned government I have decided to take some time off to celebrate life in all it’s ugly and beautiful glory. A friend from Holland arrived three weeks ago […]

Flotilla, Raglan, No Oil Drilling And No Sea Bed Mining. A First Impression!

While I sort out how to upload the  speeches of Catherine Delahunty and Hone Harawira here is a first impression of the Raglan support meeting for the no oil drilling Flotilla on its way to ground zero for the deep sea Anadarko “test” drill. Excellent speeches from Catherine Delahunty, Angelina Greensill, Phil McCabe, Steve Abel, Hone Harawira […]

Nieuw Website for KASM (Kiwis against seabed mining)

The last two days I have had the great joy and sense of purpose of designing and building a new website for Kiwis Against Seabed Mining. Please visit and let us know you are with us. Trans Tasman Resources is our eye of Mordor and its roving along the beautiful vulnerable coast between Auckland and […]

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. KASM is invited to make a presentation which will be shown during the entire Hikoi […]

This is personal! Kiwi’s against seabed mining!

In many ways writing and redirecting other peoples writing is so much easier and less stressful than dealing with the real world even though this blog deals with the darkest aspects of the real world but sometimes there comes a time when the real world encroaches to the point you have to make a choice […]

From Taranaki to Auckland the battle for our blacksands is on.

Today instead of being a rather bland day turned out to be a day of activism and the revival of KASM or Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining. I joined the group five and a half years ago when I first arrived here but as the whole seabed mining topic was temporarily put on ice the energy […]