The Top 10 In Action Sports
01Ice Climbing, Wild Swimming And Camping Under The Stars: 10 Awesome Adventures For Under £100
04It’s Not Hard To See Why This Columbian Team Cycling Kit Has Caused a Storm on Twitter...
05Could You Do A Double Backflip In A Wheelchair? Aaron Fotheringham Can...
06The £19k Snowboard, The £133k Hotel: This Is Snowboarding For The Super Rich
08Meet Skateboarding's Million Dollar Man: The Rob Dyrdek Interview
10Win a Trip to the Himalayas Courtesy of Nissan
TV3 News: 3news.co.nz/Paddleboarder-raises-awareness-on-seabed-mining/tabid/1160/articleID/278834/Default.aspx
In support of KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining), pro surfer & activist David Rastovich, paddled 350km from Taranaki to Piha west of Auckland, New Zealand over two-weeks beginning Nov16th to draw awareness to issues to do with proposed seabed mining.
Rastovich, a co-founder of global group "Surfers for Cetaceans" (S4C), will unite with KASM advocates to engage local communities, educate and inspire others to action throughout the epic journey.
- The entire west coast from Whanganui to Cape Reinga is under either a prospecting or exploration permit to mine iron sands from the seafloor.
- Large scale seabed mining, as is proposed, will leave massive oceanic dead zones, could ruin fisheries, affect surf breaks, exacerbate existing erosion problems, change beaches and reintroduce toxins which are currently stabilized in the sea floor.
- Foreign owned mining companies are looking to extract billions of tonnes of iron sands for export to Asia and pay just 1-5% of the value of the resource in royalties to the NZ Govt.
- Very few jobs would be created for coastal residents as operations are entirely water based.
- Much of the permitted area is a direct overlay of the only habitat for the critically endangered Maui's Dolphin. With just 55 dolphins remaining, seabed mining would make extinction of the species a certainty.