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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, Ngunguru Estuary, Northland. (Case ref: 2018/20)
  • Patu aruhe, Giles Road, Horeke. (Case ref: 2018/21)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 3 May 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:

  • Toki/Adze, Edendale, Southland. (Case ref: 2018/19)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 3 May 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:

  • Greywacke sinker, Cambridge Road, Tauranga. (Case ref: 2018/15)
  • Small adze/chisel, Pillans Point School, Tauranga. (Case ref: 2018/16)
  • 2 x toki/adze fragment, Matapihi, Tauranga SH29A. (Case ref: 2018/17)
  • Toki/Adze, Welcome Bay, Tauranga. (Case ref: 2018/18)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 3 May 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:

  • Assemblage of 207 taonga tūturu largely comprised of matau/fishhooks, fish lures, shark teeth, and toki/adze, Horoera, East Cape. (Case ref: 2018/14)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 3 May 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:

  • Pounamu toki / adze,  Huriawa Peninsula, Karitane. (Case ref: 2018/13)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 3 May 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  toki / adze, Moeraki Beach, Otago. (Case ref : 2018/12)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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  Toki / adze, Te Karaka, Gisborne. (Case ref : 2018/11)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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 Patu onewa (broken), Linton Drain Road, (Case ref : 2018/09)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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  toki / adze, Makara Beach, Wellington. (Case ref : 2018/08)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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:

  • 2 x Toki / Adze, 3 x worked obsidian, Lake Road, Waotū. (Case ref : 2018/07)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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  Anchor stone (chert), Scarborough, South Canterbury. (Case ref : 2018/06)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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  Toki / adze roughout (pakohe), Oyster Island, Nelson. (Case ref : 2018/05)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 01 March 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  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.


Updated on 3rd May 2018