Ara Pounamu: Pounamu Pathways

Discover the story of pounamu, its origins in Te Tai o Poutini, its significance to Ngāi Tahu and its place in our national identity.

Featuring pounamu treasures from the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa and Canterbury Museum. 

Learning Areas and Strands:  Social Sciences – Identity, Culture and Organisation, Place and Environment, Economic World

Duration: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: Year 1 - 13, maximum 30 students

Availability: 11 February 2019 – 31 May 2019

Cost: Free, koha appreciated

The Education Programme

Guided by our educators, your students will:

  • Discover the oral tradition of Poutini and Waitaiki

  • Learn how pounamu was introduced to Ngāi Tahu

Guided by our self-directed trail-based activity, your students will:

  • Explore the Kura Pounamu: Our Treasured Stone exhibition

This programme can be tailored to meet the needs of your students

Programme Information 

Download a copy of our RAM document here

List image: Pekapeka (pendant). Gift of Robert Coddington, 2007. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (ME023849) 


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