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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:

  • Flake tool, Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North (Case ref: 2020/09)
  • Toki/Adze, Kairakau Beach, Kairakau (Case ref: 2020/11)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 27 February 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,

Updated on 20th March 2020