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Public Notices

The Ministry publishes public notices calling for claims of ownership of taonga tūturu. Claims should be lodged with the Ministry within 60 working days of the public notice being published.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 1 x  toki / adze, 3 x matau / fishhook, 1 x mahe / sinker, Charcoal fragments of tapa beater, Torpedo Bay, Devonport. (Case ref : 2018/04)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Friday 02 February 2018. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 1 x argillite toki / adze, Dunedin, Otago (Case ref: 2018/03)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Friday 02 February 2018. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 1 x hoanga / grindstone,Transmission Gully, near Paekakariki (Case ref: 2018/02)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Friday 02 February 2018. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 1 x argillite toki / adze, Peacocks Gallop, Christchurch (Case ref: 2018/01)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Friday 02 February 2018. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 1 x waka bailer, 1 x kumete, 1 x waka rauawa (top strake), 1 x worked wood (possible paddle)   1 x worked wood (possible kō), 2 x pieces of worked wood, (unidentifiable form). Tongaporutu Beach, North Taranaki. (Case ref: 2017/50)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 30 November 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 4 x adze; 1 x fishhook; 2 x awl;   1 x bird spear point; 1 x harpoon point; 1 x worked shell; 1 x shark vertebrae with perforation; shark vertebrae with perforations (7 pieces); bone rings (5 pieces). Main Road, Redcliffs. (Case ref: 2017/41)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 30 November 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • Section of adzed wood (kauri). Waikato Expressway, Horotiu, Waikato. (Case ref: 2017/49)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Tuesday 31 October 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.

Notice of taonga tūturu found

Pursuant to section 11 of the Protected Objects Act 1975, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has been notified of the finding of the following taonga tūturu:

  • 18 taonga tūturu in total (7 x toki/adze, 2x worked stone, 3x worked bone, 5x matau/fishhook, 1x flake tool). Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula. (Case ref: 2017/40)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Tuesday 31 October 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Luke Stenner
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.


Updated on 7th February 2018