Kōrero: Pounamu

Te awa o Arahura

Te awa o Arahura

The Arahura River in Westland has traditionally been an important source of pounamu for the Ngāi Tahu tribe. It has particular value for Poutini Ngāi Tahu, who are the tangata whenua of the South Island’s West Coast.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Pounamu - Te takenga o te pounamu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7664/te-awa-o-arahura (accessed 18 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Basil Keane, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006