Stolen pounamu recovered
Police have recovered the treasured pounamu carving that was
stolen from inside the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
complex on Saturday 11 January.
A search warrant was
executed today at an address in Christchurch where the
pounamu was found.
We are speaking to a 34-year-old man in
relation to the burglary.
Staff and visitors were
absolutely devastated to find the pounamu had been taken and
we are pleased to be able to return it to them and hold the
We'd also like to thank the public for
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