Terms & Conditions



We are a 100% New Zealand owned company with all product made in New Zealand from Authentic New Zealand Pounamu.


If you require any assistance please send us an email – amanda.downs@ngaitahu.iwi.nz  


Where the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 apply, these terms will be read subject to the application of that Act, and in the case of any conflict, the provisions of that Act will apply.


It is the responsibility of the person purchasing to be aware of the Sales and Duty Tax regulations for the country where their purchase is being delivered. As each country has different regulations and Waewae Pounamu is not responsible for any payments for Sales and Duty Tax, which the parcel may incur upon arrival.


All international deliveries are sent fully insured. The cost for this has been included in the International Delivery charges.


All purchases are in NZ$. International transactions are processed though the international banking system and exclude New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%. Your final bill will be determined by the exchange rate applied by your credit card company at the time the charge is recorded, plus any fees applied by your credit card provider.


Orders can only be placed by people or organizations with full legal capacity to engage in a binding contract. Any order placed by you via www.waewaepounamu.co.nz is an offer by you to purchase a particular product or service for the price (including delivery and other charges) specified on our website at the time you place your order.

Waewae Pounamu reserves the right to accept or reject your offer for any reason, including, without limitation, the unavailability of any product description posted on this website, an error in your order or a failure in your payment.

Your ability to purchase products and services from ngaitahupounamu.com may be terminated at any time by Waewae Pounamu without notice.

Due to Shopify conditions, there is a limit of 4 products per order. Please contact us directly if you would like to order more than 4 products. 


Upon receipt of your order, Waewae Pounamu will issue you with an e-mail notification listing the items ordered, the total quantity of product, shipping charges, delivery address, estimated shipping times, and shipping carrier. This will not include any customs duties, local taxes or bank fees. This is a confirmation that we have received your order, not a confirmation of acceptance or processing.


You may cancel your order at any time prior to acceptance and processing, but please note that orders for products that are held in stock will be processed immediately and cannot be cancelled.


Waewae Pounamu is based in Hokitika, New Zealand, and operates within normal laws of commerce under New Zealand business law. The normal laws of international commerce apply to international transactions, provided that any contract made between you and Waewae Pounamu shall be construed, applied and shall take effect as a contract made in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and will be governed by and must be performed according to that law.


All information submitted to Waewae Pounamu is processed and stored using secure socket layer (SSL) software, which is among the best software available for secure transactions. SSL encrypts all of your personal information so that it cannot be read as the information travels on the Internet.


If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please email Waewae Pounamu amanda.downs@ngaitahu.iwi.nz within 5 working days on receipt of goods. We are more than happy to offer an exchange of equivalent value. Please return the goods together with your receipt within 30 days of receipt. Delivery and handling charges are not refundable.

We don’t not hold any responsibility for any item/items damaged or broken after you have received your order. We are only held accountable if your item/items are damaged or broken in transit.  

Please address your package to: Waewae Pounamu, 39 Weld Street, Hokitika, 7810

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you return your order with an insured mail service and keep the receipt for your records.

Waewae Pounamu is not responsible for lost return shipments.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy please contact us:

Email: amanda.downs@ngaitahu.iwi.nz