Story: West Coast places

Pounamu carving

Pounamu carving

Most of the Pounamu in the Hokitika area is derived from a tributary of the Arahura River. This image shows the colour and tonal variation in a carving completed by a student from the unique Tai Poutini stone carving course.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Hokitika', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

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