Story: 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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Me pēnei te tohu i te 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 26 March 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 12 Jun 2006