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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:

  • Possible kō/ spatulate digging implement, Katikati, Bay of Plenty (Case ref: 2020/32)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 6 August 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
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:

  • Various woven flax pieces, 15 various worked wooden objects (Case ref: 2020/34)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 6 August 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

Luke Stenner
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:

  • 12 obsidian flake tools, Otumoetai, Tauranga (Case ref: 2020/35)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage within 60 working days from 6 August 2020. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the case reference. 

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


Updated on 24th September 2020