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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:

  • Māhē/Sinker, Midlands Beach, Great Barrier Island (Case ref: 2019/31)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 19 August 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:

  • Worked flake (chalcedony), Kaika Road Beach, Moeraki (Case ref: 2019/26)
  • Māhē/Sinker, Waitaki River mouth, Waimate (Case ref: 2019/27)
  • Toki/Adze, All Day Bay, North Otago (Case ref: 2019/36)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 5 August 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, Paparoa, Kaipara (Case ref: 2019/35)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from August 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 found at Tongaporutu, Taranaki:

  • Worked wood (Case ref: 2019/29)
  • Worked wood (Case ref: 2019/30)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 8 July 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 tūturuf found at Motu River, Houpoto Forest:

  • 1 x Toki/Adze  (Case ref: 2019/28)
  • 1 x Worked Stone (Case ref: 2019/28)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 8 July 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:

  • Māhē/Sinker, between Raumati and Paraparaumu Beaches, Kāpiti (Case ref: 2019/18)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 8 July 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:

  • Obsidian flake, Mokomoko Inlet, Southland (Case ref: 2019/16)

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

  • 1x worked bone needle, 3x worked bone spear point, Waihau Bay, Gisborne, Northland (Case ref: 2019/19)

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

  • Bone fish hook segment, Goose Bay, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/20)
  • Toki/Adze, South Bay, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/21)
  • Pounamu toki/adze, Esplanade, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/22)
  • Pounamu toki/adze, Esplanade, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/23)
  • Pounamu chisel/toki, Esplanade, Kaikōura (Case ref: 2019/24)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from 4 June 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, Motutapu Island, Auckland (Case ref: 2019/25)

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


Updated on 19th August 2019