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Waewae Pounamu Review

Ngati Waewae is the Iwi (tribe) of this area, a subtribe of the South Island Ngai Tahu. The Iwi own and carve all the pounamu (jade) at this center. The artists will reveal how every stone has a story. If you buy a piece, they will give you its unique code, which you can use to trace the story of your stone on the center's website.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Weld St., Hokitika, 7810 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/755–8304
  • Hours: Daily 8:30–6 (summer), 8:30–5 (winter)
  • Website:
  • Location: Hokitika
Updated: 02-18-2014

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