Introduced by the New Zealand government in 1997, the Vesting Act placed protection over our national stone. This placed Pounamu, serpentine and all related minerals in what is known as the amphibole group under the guardianship of Ngai Tahu Iwi.

Working closely with Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tahu Whānui, we purchase stone from them at a commercial level to uphold the integrity and customary respect of all pounamu.