New Zealand greenstone

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New Zealand greenstone

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(Minerals) a variety of nephrite from New Zealand, used as a gemstone
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Ahua: Explore relevant taonga and their relationship to identity, relationships and/or connection to Te Ao Maori, including Ta Moko, pounamu etc
As part of todays blessing, a pounamu touchstone was unveiled.
Some significant cultural redress examples include the return of pounamu ownership to Ngai Tahu, (30) the co-management of the Waikato River, (31) and recognizing a large national park as having its own legal personality.
It focuses on the nexus of materiality which is shared by museums and metaphor and examines two well-known examples of foregrounded, highly poetic, non-linguistic metaphor: the pounamu or greenstone in Museum of New Zealand Te papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand and the sculpture Edge of the Trees at the Museum of Sydney, Australia.
The Maori are believed to have discovered the region over 1,000 years ago, going there to collect greenstone or pounamu, which they used to carve jewellery and weapons.
in 4 estuarine systems along the Canterbury coast of the South Island/ Te Wai Pounamu.
South Island Maori rock art project, Te Kaupapa i Nga Tuhituhi Tawhito o Te Wai Pounamu.
He published his first volume of short stories, Pounamu, Pounamu in 1972 and his first novel, Tangi, in 1973.
Just as telling their story was a pathway for healing, so was (re)connecting to their Maori culture as Pounamu tells:
She also presented Banks with a pounamu necklace before being given a number of US-style bear-hugs in return.
Wellington: Ministry of Education Research Division, Maori Education Research Institute (MERI), and Poutama Pounamu Research and Development Centre.