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A highly translucent, lightish green shade, free from dark spots and other flaws. One of the rarest varieties, held in high esteem by the Maori.

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This is the term used by the Maori of the Cook Strait region of the Kawakawa variety that is streaked with a shade of olive green.

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A grey-green colour. It is either very translucent or quite opaque. Highly prized by the Maori and the desired material for making mere and patu.

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A pale green opaque variety, given as the intermediate of Inanga and Kawakawa.

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A type streaked or flecked with white. The name Kahotea derives from Kaho, meaning light-coloured tea (white or clear).

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A dark rich green with varying intermediate shades, named after the leaf of the Kawakawa. It is the main type used in gem purposes.