Pacific Geographies #39

Cover Pic: Shane Te Ruki of Ngati Maniapoto, National Museum of China © 2012 Image Courtesy of Te Papa Tongarewa.

The title image shows Shane Te Ruki of Ngati Maniapoto during the opening event of the “Kura Pounamu: Treasured stone of Aotearoa New Zealand” Exhibition in the National Museum of China. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and New Zealand. It explores the significant role pounamu (New Zealand Greenstone) has in building and maintaining personal and political relationships.

Managing editors of issue PG#39: Michael Waibel & Julia N. Albrecht


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