Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Waewae Pounamu

  • 39 Weld St. Map It
  • Hokitika
  • Local Interest–Sight

Published 10/27/2015

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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.

Sight Information

Address:

39 Weld St., Hokitika, West Coast, 7810, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-755–8304

Sight Details:

  • Daily 8:30–6 (summer), 8:30–5 (winter)

Published 10/27/2015

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