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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:

  • Obsidian piece, Cook's Cove/Opoutama, Catlins (Case ref: 2019/04)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 March 2019. 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:

  • Carved bone blade, Gemstone Beach, Onepuki, Southland (Case ref: 2019/05)
  • Argillite toki / adze, Longbush, Invercargill (Case ref: 2019/06)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 March 2019. 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:

  • 3x Toki/Adze, Motuotau Island, Tauranga (Case ref: 2019/07)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 March 2019. 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:

  • Tao / wooden spear, Tongaporutu, Taranaki (Case ref: 2019/09)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 March 2019. 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:

  • Toki/Adze, Peketa, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/10)
  • Toki/Adze, Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/11)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 March 2019. 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:

  • Silcrete blade; toki / adze fragment, Chaslands Mistake, Catlins (Case ref: 2018/57)
  • 5 x worked bone; 3 x flake tools, The Nuggets Road, Catlins (Case ref: 2018/58)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Patu aruhe; 35 worked manuka stakes (fence/ eel trap), Mangawhai, Northland (Case ref: 2018/60)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Patu aruhe; small flat ketu; thin long ketu; pounamu toki, Motutangi, Northland (Case ref: 2018/61)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Carved bone hei tiki, Puketapu Pa, Bell Block, New Plymouth (Case ref: 2018/62)
  • Tilling implement - taputapu, Urenui, Taranaki (Case ref: 2018/63)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Thin toki / adze; Large toki / adze, Flemington, South Canterbury (Case ref: 2018/64)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Waka tiwai segment, Te Kauwhata, Waikato (Case ref: 2018/50)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Worked wood, possible architectural element; Worked wood, possible waka segment, Tongaporutu River mouth, Taranaki (Case ref: 2018/51)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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:

  • Grinding stone; Pounder, Te Awamata Stream, Chatham Islands (Case ref: 2018/52)
  • Hammerstone; Anvil; Patu; Flake knife, Te One sand dunes, Chatham Islands (Case ref: 2018/53)
  • Toki/Adze, Waitangi boat harbour, Chatham Islands (Case ref: 2018/54)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 21 January 2019. 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:

  • Sinker Stone, Kākā Point, Otago (Case ref: 2018/55)
  • Toki/adze fragment, Company Bay, Dunedin (likely sourced from Wingatui, Taieri Plains) (Case ref: 2018/56)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 10 December 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.

 


Updated on 4th March 2019