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26th January 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Pounamu returned to Ngāi Tahu

26 January Today, the New Zealand Customs Service is marking International Customs Day by returning a 175 kilogram piece of pounamu (also known as jade) to Ngāi Tahu. Customs stopped it from being exported illegally in December 2010. Representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the two West Coast kaitiaki (guardian) rūnanga, Ngāti Waewae…