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Ahakoa He Iti, He Pounamu: Pounamu stamina

When Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio held its first paperless executive meeting, the room reverberated with laughter and puzzling queries as members tried to come to terms with their new Acer Iconica tablets.

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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…

30th March 2010
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Measures taken to protect treasured Ngāi Tahu resource

30 March 2010 Police today executed search warrants at commercial pounamu retail and manufacturing outlets at Hokitika where a substantial quantity of the unique variety of “snowflake” pounamu or greenstone was seized. This pounamu originated on the Cascade Plateau in South Westland and is of the same variety of pounamu that was the subject of…

24th October 2007
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Pounamu Decision

UPDATED: Media Release 22 October 2009 Appeal Court Upholds Iwi Right to Protect and Manage Treasured Resource Court of Appeal – Judgement of the Court – 22 October 2009 [PDF 1MB] 24 October 2007 Pounamu Verdict Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is satisfied with the outcome of the trial of David and Morgan Saxton on…