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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:

  • Toki/Adze, Mangamaunu Beach Kaikōura (Case ref: 2020/25)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 27 May 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Flake tool x3, Hampden Beach, Hampden (Case ref: 2020/26)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 27 May 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Grinding stone (pumice), Swayne Road, Cambridge (Case ref: 2020/27)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 27 May 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Hoe urunga (steering paddle), Matakaoa Station, Hick's Bay (Case ref: 2020/24)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Wharepapa South, Waipā (Case ref: 2020/23)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Kaituna River, Maketu (Case ref: 2020/22)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze x 4, Patu aruhe x2, Whakapirau, Kaipara (Case ref: 2020/21)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Camp Bay, Lyttleton Harbour  (Case ref: 2020/19) 

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Matua/Fishhook, Purakaunui Inlet, Otago (Case ref : 2020/17)
  • Flake tool x 2, Stone core, Awamoa, Otago (Case ref: 2020/18)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Awatoto, Napier (Case ref: 2020/14)
  • Anchor Stone, Mahia Reef, Mahia (Case ref: 2020/15)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Mahia Road, Manurewa (Case ref: 2020/13)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
For Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (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:

  • Toki/Adze, Puketapu Pā, Bell Block (Case ref: 2020/01)
  • Toki/Adze, Parahaki Stream, Motunui (Case ref: 2020/02)
  • Toki/Adze, Mahoetahi/Brown Road, Waitara (Case ref: 2020/03)
  • Toki/Adze, Tupari Road, Ahititi (Case ref: 2020/04)
  • Worked wood, Waitoetoe Beach, Urenui (Case ref: 2020/05)
  • Toki/Adze, Hauranga Pa, Oakura (Case ref: 2020/06)
  • Balier, Bayley Street, Waitara (Case ref: 2020/07)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 20 April 2020. 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 27th May 2020