Apply to become an Approved Artisan

To apply to be a licensed purchaser and manufacturer of Ngāi Tahu Pounamu, please fill in the application form, read through the Terms and Conditions and then submit your application with the Apply button.

Please note, we do not accept application if you live outside of New Zealand.

Each of the Rūnanga who provide raw Stone to carvers will receive the information you provide, and any may approve your application. If successful, you will be contacted with further details.

Your details

Some information about you

Please provide some information about yourself. For example, this could include some background on your history and experience as a carver, your motivation and inspiration, or any types of carvings you specialise in.

The more you can tell us about your work and why you want to participate in the Authentic Pounamu scheme, the better we will be able to evaluate your application.

This is also the default information which will be shown to a customer who authenticates a carving using one of your codes. However, once your application is accepted you will be able to change this at any time.


Please upload a photograph of yourself and/or your business.

When selecting a photo to upload, please check first that it is an appropriate size for use on the website.

It should be a JPG file taken or resized to a quality / size between 1.3 and 2 Megapixels (or a width of around 1000px to 1500px), with a filesize less than 2 MB.

If your photo is much larger than this, it may not upload correctly (or at all), and the quality of the images displayed is likely to be poorer than if it was correctly sized.

You must upload at least 1 file

I'm a human!

To make sure you are a real person and not a machine, please type in the code displayed below.

Please read the New Zealand Pounamu Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to accept these before you can use your account.

If you are happy to proceeed, please click on APPLY to register your application.

Sign up to become a registered Artisan

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