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Hokitika Gorge, West Coast (by Fraser Clement).

Chantal Tumahai from Ngāi Tahu reveals the secrets to finding New Zealand pounamu.

Turns out there are many things to discover about New Zealand pounamu – and where to find it is just one.

Chantal Tumahai, Ngāi Tahu's Pounamu Lead, can not only recount its many colour variations, she knows where on the West Coast it washes up, the way it's managed and how New Zealand's market compares with pounamu (or jade) found overseas in places like China. Read more ...

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Hokitika River, West Coast, New Zealand
RIGHT UP THE FAMILY VALLEY
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