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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At the hui a-tau closing ceremony, Morgan was presented with a pounamu toki.
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.
3) He first revised and republished Pounamu Pounamu (1972/2002); Whanau (1974) appeared as Whanau II in 2004 in a 'totally reversioned edition', (4) and a revision of Tangi (1973) forms the first part of The Rope of Man (2005).
in 4 estuarine systems along the Canterbury coast of the South Island/ Te Wai Pounamu.
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.
Artist Robyn Kahukiwa was awarded the Te Kura Pounamu for her book Matatuhi, translated by Kiwa Hammond.
The biggest shopping draw we found was the jade, called pounamu or greenstone by the Maoris.
1993) He Pounamu Kakano Rua: Construction of Maori Women: A Visual Discourse, MA thesis, University of Auckland, Auckland.
But a closer look at New Zealand's jagged mountains and winding river beds reveals one of the country's most prized possessions--its supply of pounamu, or green jade.