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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:

  • 1 x Toki/Adze - Tututawa, Taranaki (Case ref: 2017/03)
  • 1 x Kumete/Bowl - Gibson Farm, Ohawe, Taranaki (Case ref: 2016/54)
  • 1 x Kumete/Bowl - Ohawe, South Taranaki (Case ref: 2016/53)
  • 1 x Toki/Adze - Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty (Case ref: 2016/52)
  • 1 x Toki/Adze - Intersection of Lake Rd and River Rd, Horotiu (Case ref: 2016/51)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Tuesday 31 January 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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 Kaheru / Wooden spade, Mouth of Tongaporutu River, Taranaki (Case ref: 2017/01)
  • 1 x Toki/Adze, Mimi River, Taranaki (Case ref: 2017/02)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Tuesday 28 February 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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 Flake Tool, Tahakopa River Mouth (Case ref: 2017/04)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Tuesday 28 February 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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 Unfinished taurapa (Case ref: 2017/05)
  • 1 x Adzed plank (taka). Waitoetoe Beach (Case ref: 2017/05)
  • 1 x Andesite kōhatu whakairo/petroglyph. Teikaparua (Warea) River (Case ref: 2017/07)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 29 March 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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.Okahukura Rd, Tapora (Case ref: 2017/06)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 29 March 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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 Hammerstone, 1 x Jasper blade, 1 x Hoanga/Grindstone, 1 x Whao/Chisel, 1 x Worked Stone, 2 x Toki/Adze, 2 x Flake tool. Redcliffs, Christchurch (Case ref: 2017/08)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 29 March 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
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:

  • 9 x adze roughout, 7 x adze fragment, 2 x metaflake, 2 x part toki, 1 x adze butt, 5 x fish hook, 1 x worked pumice, 3 x drill point, 1 x decorative object, 1 x scraping tool, 1 x sinker, 1 x obsidian knife, 1 x worked shell. Mapua, Tasman (Case ref: 2017/10)
  • Anchor stone. Fisherman Island, Abel Tasman National Park (Case ref: 2017/11)
  • Toki / Adze. Ruby Bay Beach, Tasman (Case ref: 2017/12)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 29 March 2017. More information can be obtained from the Ministry by quoting the relevant case reference.

Nancy Watters
for Chief Executive
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, PO Box 5364, Wellington 6140. Phone (04) 499-4229, www.mch.govt.nz.