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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:

Case ref: 2021/06

Invercargill 9180, Southland

  • Toki Pakohe / argillite adze

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, claimants have until 11 February 2022 to lodge a claim.  More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

teKororia Netana-Rakete

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:

Case ref: 2021/07

Tairua 3808, Hauraki/Coromandel

  • Patu Aruhe (fernroot beater)

Case ref: 2021/08

Manawahe 3194, Bay of Plenty

  • Patu Ōnewa (stone club)
  • Toki Ōnewa (stone adze)

Case ref: 2021/09

Rūatoki 3191, Bay of Plenty

  • Toki Pounamu (greenstone adze)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, claimants have until 18 February 2022 to lodge a claim. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

teKororia Netana-Rakete

For Chief Executive

Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington, ph. (04) 499 4229, www.mch.govt.nz


Updated on 24th November 2021