Pounamu – jade or greenstone, Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Treasured, valuable and with spiritual significance, pounamu – New Zealand’s highly prized stone – has been used by Māori to denote status and authority, for adornment, and for making peace.
Minerals: Current Research, GNS Science
GNS Science's current research on minerals includes research on pounamu.
GNS Science Image Library
The GNS Science Image Library features numerous geological, geographical, scientific and scenic photographs. We used some of those in the page Formation of Pounamu.
Pounamu as part of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement, Ngāi Tahu iwi
The 1996 Deed of On-Account Settlement included, as a sign of the Crown's good faith, an undertaking to return ownership of Pounamu (greenstone) to Ngāi Tahu.
Pounamu management plan, Ngāi Tahu iwi
Since the passing of the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Vesting Act, Te Rūnanga has worked steadily with its Kaitiaki and Papatipu Rūnanga on creating an appropriate system for managing pounamu.
Left Bank Art Gallery
The Left Bank Art Gallery has the largest collection of Contemporary Jade in New Zealand.
Te Marae Pounamu, Te Papa education resources
This pounamu was presented by the iwi (tribal group) Kāi Tahu in 1986 when the Museum was still located in Buckle Street. The pounamu symbolises the solid, permanent foundations of Te Papa’s Marae, Rongomaraeroa.
Toki poutangata, Te Papa collections
A toki poutangata is a ceremonial adze worked from pounamu or greenstone that is usually lashed to a finely carved handle.
Richard Nunns - Traditional Māori musical instruments
Richard Nunns is a living authority on ngā taonga pūoro (Māori traditional musical instruments).