An old M?ori tool unearthed on the ninth hole fairway at Waikanae’s golf course has yet to be re-united with its traditional owners.
Archaeologist Andy Dodd was on site when the adze, or cutting tool, was found on the edge of a small wetland in August as the fairway was being re-aligned to accommodate the massive Ngarara subdivision being built next door.
Recorded archaeological sites near the course were mainly shell middens, he said. But human remains, including long bones and a vertebrae were found there in October 2000.
Story: Matt Stewart, The Dominion Post | Photo: Subsurface Ltd.