New Zealand Learning Adventures

Jade Factory
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Discover the arts of recovery, preparation and manufacture of jewelry.

Skilled technicians create beautiful items for local and international sales.

When given these are said by the Maori to be symbols of luck and happiness. 

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We visit one of these factories to view the whole process from rock to delightful gifts. Our KANES guide or the factory staff will explain the processes involved. 

We can extend our small business studies by looking at costs, marketing, leadership, administration and all that is involved with a small, specialised business enterprise. We can learn why jade was treasured and used by the Stone Age Maori people.

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