Country: New Zealand

Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.

New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jacob Goldberg (2017). New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds. Coconuts Yangon. 24 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

The fine art of forgery to be on display

(New Zealand)

Alister Browne (2017). The fine art of forgery to be on display. Manawatu Standard. 7 June.

Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation

(New Zealand)

Mihingarangi Forbes (2017). Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation. Radio New Zealand. 30 May.

A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites

(New Zealand)

Shabnam Dsatgheib (2017). A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites. Stuff.co.nz. 27 May.

Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums

(New Zealand; Germany)

Allison Meier (2017). Dozens of Māori and Moriori Remains Return to New Zealand from European Museums. Hyperallergic. 25 May.

Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

(New Zealand)

Kurt Bayer (2017). Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed. New Zealand Herald. 23 May.

Twist in $1m heist riddle

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2017). Twist in $1m heist riddle. New Zealand Herald. 21 May.

Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

(New Zealand)

Tess McClure (2017). Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls. Vice. 18 May.

Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Māori ancestral remains to return home from Swedish medical museum. Radio New Zealand. 16 May.

Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden

(New Zealand; Sweden)

Waatea News (2017). Stolen skulls heading back from Sweden. Waatea News. 15 May.

'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle

(New Zealand)

Jared Savage (2017). 'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle. New Zealand Herald. 3 May.

New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal

(New Zealand)

Mānia Clarke (2017). New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal. Maori Television. 30 April.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long (2017). Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries. Stuff.co.nz. 23 April.

Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter

(New Zealand)

Jimmy Kouratoras (2017). Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter. Scoop. 21 April.

Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long (2017). Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen. Stuff.co.nz. 15 April.

Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Wynn (2017). Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'. New Zealand Herald. 9 April.

Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Johnston (2017). Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery. Bay of Plenty Times. 5 April.

Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings. Bay of Plenty Times. 3 April.

Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant

(New Zealand)

Jacob Brown (2017). Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant. News Hub. 2 April.

Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom

(New Zealand)

Matthew Theunissen (2017). Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom. New Zealand Herald. 2 April.

Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary

(New Zealand)

Anna Loren (2017). Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary. Stuff.co.nz. 1 April.

Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ. Radio New Zealand. 1 April.

Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves. New Zealand Herald. 1 April.

No takers for large collection of works belonging to art forger

(New Zealand)

Lindy Laird (2017). No takers for large collection of works belonging to art forger. The Northern Advocate. 7 March.

New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'

(New Zealand)

Elanore Ainge Roy (2017). New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'. The Guardian. 2 February.

Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens. Radio New Zealand. 27 January.

Art returned after burglary admitted

(New Zealand)

Daniel Birchfield (2017). Art returned after burglary admitted. Otago Daily Times. 23 January.

Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2016). Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft. Radio New Zealand. 23 December.

Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

(New Zealand)

Hannah Martin (2016). Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service. Stuff.co.nz. 20 December.

British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned

(New Zealand)

Catrin Owen (2016). British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned. Stuff.co.nz. 9 December.

Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age (2016). Outrage at unprovoked vandalism of ancient tree. The Northland Age. 6 December.

Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church

(New Zealand)

Danielle Clent (2016). Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 6 December.

Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave

(New Zealand)

Matt Hickman (2016). Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave. Mother Nature Network. 7 November.

Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole

(New Zealand)

Josh Fagan (2016). Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole. Stuff.co.nz. 28 October.

Framed: art crime in focus

(New Zealand)

Rebecca Fox (2016). Framed: art crime in focus. Otago Daily Times. 19 October.

Help! My Goldie's missing!

(New Zealand)

Natasha Thompson (2016). Help! My Goldie's missing!. The Gisborne Herald. 14 October.

Stolen brazier leaves artist dissapointed

(New Zealand)

Carly Gooch (2016). Stolen brazier leaves artist dissapointed. Stuff.co.nz. 4 October.

Author says New Zealanders need to watch out for art crime

(New Zealand)

Mahvash Ali (2016). Author says New Zealanders need to watch out for art crime. Stuff.co.nz. 1 September.

Art crime in New Zealand - there's more than you think

(New Zealand)

Eleanor Black (2016). Art crime in New Zealand - there's more than you think. Stuff.co.nz. 1 September.

Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom

(New Zealand)

The New Zealand Herald (2016). Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom. The New Zealand Herald. 23 August.

Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place

(New Zealand)

Eleanor Ainge Roy (2016). Captain Cook statues defaced in NZ amid calls for Maori chiefs to take his place. The Guardian. 31 July.

Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald

(New Zealand)

Selena Powell (2016). Heritage New Zealand charges dropped against Marlborough landowners Haysley and Phillip MacDonald. Stuff.co.nz. 13 July.

Art heist or misplaced masterpiece? Missing painting baffles Nelson artist

(New Zealand)

Tim O'Connell (2016). Art heist or misplaced masterpiece? Missing painting baffles Nelson artist. Stuff.co.nz. 23 June.

Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand

(New Zealand; United States of America)

Madison Park (2016). Smithsonian returns Maori remains to New Zealand. CNN. 28 May.

Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

The Star (2016). Special delegation visits Sheffield for skull repatriation. The Star. 20 May.

Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Martin Hannan (2016). Maori skull on its way back home after 130 years. The National. 18 May.

60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US

(New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States of America)

Kurt Bayer (2016). 60 Maori and Moriori heads and skulls repatriated from UK and US. The New Zealand Herald. 12 May.

Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Chris Foote (2016). Maori skull returning to homeland after 133 years in Moray. STV. 11 May.

Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii

(New Zealand; United States of America)

Jemima Garrett (2016). Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii. ABC Australia. 1 April.

'I don't think it was taken by an art collector'

(New Zealand)

Kate Pereyra Garcia (2016). 'I don't think it was taken by an art collector'. Radio New Zealand. 25 March.

Beloved West Coast painting stolen

(New Zealand)

Joanne Carroll (2016). Beloved West Coast painting stolen. Stuff.co.nz. 23 March.

Talk explores ties South American art collector had with Taranaki carvings

(New Zealand)

Deena Coster (2016). Talk explores ties South American art collector had with Taranaki carvings. Taranaki Daily News. 21 March.

Rescue bid launched for Fonterra-trapped fish

(New Zealand)

Anne Gibson (2016). Rescue bid launched for Fonterra-trapped fish. The New Zealand Herald. 8 March.

Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US

(New Zealand)

Rachel Thomas (2016). Aratoi museum and local iwi buy back ancient Maori cloak after century in US. Stuff.co.nz. 2 February.

Connecting with artefacts taken by Cook

(New Zealand)

The Gisborne Herald (2016). Connecting with artefacts taken by Cook. The Gisborne Herald. 25 January.

Stolen artwork returned to gallery

(New Zealand)

Sara Meij (2016). Stolen artwork returned to gallery. Stuff.co.nz. 23 January.

Museum-quality heirloom stolen from Hamilton home

(New Zealand)

Te Ahua Maitland (2016). Museum-quality heirloom stolen from Hamilton home. Stuff.co.nz. 19 January.

Art work stolen before exhibition opens

(New Zealand)

Sara Meij (2016). Art work stolen before exhibition opens. Nelson Mail. 16 January.

Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures

(New Zealand)

Lois Williams (2016). Te Pahi's medal among Waitangi treasures. Radio New Zealand. 14 January.

$6K Maori cloak sold a month ago for $174

(New Zealand)

Jessy Edwards (2016). $6K Maori cloak sold a month ago for $174. The Dominion Post. 5 January.

Sale of historic Maori cloak attracts debate on Trade Me

(New Zealand)

Stuff.co.nz (2016). Sale of historic Maori cloak attracts debate on Trade Me. Stuff.co.nz. 4 January.

Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue

(New Zealand; Chile)

Megan Gattey (2015). Vandals knock over Lyall Bay's Easter Island statue. The Dominion Post. 31 December.

Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile

(New Zealand)

Kim Griggs (2015). Motunui epa: Maori storehouse carvings returned home after 150 years buried in a swamp, 40-year European exile. ABC Australia. 16 December.

Man admits stealing Maori artefacts

(New Zealand)

Hawke's Bay Today (2015). Man admits stealing Maori artefacts. Hawke's Bay Today. 9 December.

New Zealand Herald Reserve Bank apologises over stolen design on new $10 bank note

(New Zealand)

Susan Strongman (2015). New Zealand Herald Reserve Bank apologises over stolen design on new $10 bank note. The New Zealand Herald. 11 November.

Fake Lindauer painting kept in cupboard for years before $75,000 Turnbull sale

(New Zealand)

Simon Hendery (2015). Fake Lindauer painting kept in cupboard for years before $75,000 Turnbull sale. The Dominion Post. 5 November.

Editorial: Lesson for library in 'fake' purchase

(New Zealand)

The Dominion Post (2015). Editorial: Lesson for library in 'fake' purchase. The Dominion Post. 23 October.

The Attorneys General and the Motunui Panels

(New Zealand)

Jim Mclay (2015). The Attorneys General and the Motunui Panels. Taranaki Daily News. 22 October.

$75,000 wake-up call over fake painting

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2015). $75,000 wake-up call over fake painting. Radio New Zealand. 19 October.

Art matters: Stolen taonga returned to Taranaki after 40-year fight

(New Zealand)

Ali Ikram (2015). Art matters: Stolen taonga returned to Taranaki after 40-year fight. The New Zealand Herald. 17 October.

Both sides claim victories in art court battle

(New Zealand)

John Weekes (2015). Both sides claim victories in art court battle. The New Zealand Herald. 8 October.

Artwork stolen, vandalised at upmarket Auckland office building

(New Zealand)

Maria Slade (2015). Artwork stolen, vandalised at upmarket Auckland office building. Stuff.co.nz. 11 September.

Who stole two Steele artworks

(New Zealand)

NZ Catholic (2015). Who stole two Steele artworks. NZ Catholic. 1 September.

Gift from Te Puea, jewellery, combs taken in theft

(New Zealand)

Elton Smallman (2015). Gift from Te Puea, jewellery, combs taken in theft. Stuff.co.nz. 25 August.

Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end

(New Zealand)

Imran Ali (2015). Court fight over Maori artefacts comes to an end. The Northern Advocate. 14 August.

Artist victim of late-night antics

(New Zealand)

Rebecca Ryan (2015). Artist victim of late-night antics. Otago Daily Times. 31 July.

Van found minus art

(New Zealand)

Carla Green (2015). Van found minus art. Otago Daily Times. 8 July.

Plea for return of artworks

(New Zealand)

Carla Green (2015). Plea for return of artworks. Otago Daily Times. 6 July.

Art stolen from Whanganui gallery

(New Zealand)

Thomas Mead (2015). Art stolen from Whanganui gallery. 3News. 30 June.

Rannali 'stoked' painting found 12 years later

(New Zealand)

Sonya Bateson (2015). Rannali 'stoked' painting found 12 years later. Bay of Plenty Times. 16 June.

Kauri gum theft 'devastating'

(New Zealand)

The Northland Age (2015). Kauri gum theft 'devastating'. The Northland Age. 9 June.

Motunui panels returned to Taranaki

(New Zealand)

Helen Harvey (2015). Motunui panels returned to Taranaki. Stuff.co.nz. 20 March.

Wanganui expert fights to ban moa trade

(New Zealand)

Zaryd Wilson (2015). Wanganui expert fights to ban moa trade. Wanganui Chronicle. 9 January.

Rare medal stolen from museum

(New Zealand)

Caleb Harris (2014). Rare medal stolen from museum. Stuff.co.nz. 3 December.

Ancient Maori heads returning from US

(New Zealand; United States of America)

NZN (2014). Ancient Maori heads returning from US. NZCity. 1 December.

Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains

(New Zealand)

James Ihaka (2014). Theft charge over One Tree Hill pine's remains. The New Zealand Herald. 26 November.

Historical shackles nearly sold off at auction

(New Zealand)

Wepiha Te Kanawa (2014). Historical shackles nearly sold off at auction. Maori Television. 5 March.