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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  bird bone awl, 1 x worked bone, 1 x adzed tōtara (possible beater), Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula. (Case ref: 2016/35)
  • 2 x toki / adze, 1 x orthoquartzite blade, 1 x siltstone grindstone, Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula. (Case ref: 2017/29)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 29 June 2017. 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:

  • 1 x  tata / long handled waka bailer, Tongaporutu Beach, Taranaki. (Case ref: 2017/32)
  • 1 x kō / hoe, 1 x timo / digging implement,Tongaporutu Beach, Taranaki. (Case ref: 2017/33)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 29 June 2017. 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:

  • 1 x  toki/adze blade, 1 x toki/ adze flake, 1 x whio/chisel, 1 x silicrete flake tool, Coal River, Fiordland. (Case ref: 2017/30)
  • 1 x broken toki/adze,1 x toki/adze flake, Lee Bay, Stewart Island. (Case ref: 2017/31)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 29 June 2017. 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:

  • 1 x  toki / adze. Wallace Terrace, Te Awamutu (Case ref: 2017/28)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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 patu roughout. Broughton Bay, Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough. (Case ref: 2017/26)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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 toki / adze segment. Big Glory Bay, Paterson (Case ref: 2017/25)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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  mahe / sinker. Waimate River, Gisborne. (Case ref: 2017/23)
  • 1 x  wooden carving, Valley Road, Gisborne. (Case ref: 2017/27)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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:

  • 181 x various taonga. Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula (Case ref: 2017/17)
  • 1 x toki / adze fragment, 1 x silicrete blade, 1 x worked moa bone. Shag River Mouth, Waitaki (Case ref: 2017/22)
  • 4 x toki / adze fragments, 1 x worked moa bone. Barney’s Island, Brighton, Otago (Case ref: 2017/24)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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:

  • 91 x various taonga, Beach Road, Whangamata (Case ref: 2017/21)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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 Toki/Adze - Riccarton Bush, Christchurch (Case ref: 2017/20)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 27 April 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 Bone matau/fishhooks - Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula (Case ref: 2017/16)
  • 2 x Bone matau/fishhooks. 1 x Bone barracuda lure - Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula (Case ref: 2017/18)
  • 1 x Pounamu toki/adze - All Day Bay, North Otago (Case ref: 2017/19)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 27 April 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 wooden ipu / bowl. Tongaporutu Beach, North Taranaki. (Case ref: 2017/09)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Wednesday 31 May 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 Toki/Adze - Aotea, Porirua (Case ref: 2017/15)

Claims for ownership of the taonga tūturu are to be lodged with the Chief Executive within 60 working days from Thursday 27 April 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 Large flake tool - Riverton Beach (Case ref: 2017/13)
  • 1 x Toki/Adze - Papatotara Road (Case ref: 2017/14)

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


Updated on 29th June 2017