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7 June: A petition signed by over 40,000 New Zealanders calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to ban seabed mining will be delivered to parliament tomorrow, Wednesday June 8, on World Ocean Day.
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and Greenpeace Aotearoa will hand the petition to Green Party MP Eugenie Sage and Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer on parliament’s forecourt at 1pm.
Iwi, including Ngāti Ruanui, along with members from Oceanic Voices, and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition ( DSCC) will be present and give speeches.
The petition calls on the Prime Minister to ban seabed mining in Aotearoa and signatures have been gathered by Greenpeace, KASM, DSCC, Environment & Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand ( ECO), LegaSea, Forest and Bird, WWF and Te Pāti Māori.
Following the petition delivery, members from some of these groups will walk along Wellington’s waterfront.
Seabed mining is an emerging industry that environmental groups say will harm ocean health and marine life.
In New Zealand, Trans Tasman Resources is seeking permits to mine the South Taranaki Bight. In the Pacific mining companies from around the world are pushing for rules to allow them to mine the deep sea.