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Pounamu is found only in the South Island. Because of this, the South island was originally named Te Wāhi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters).
Found all over the world, yet only hailing from the South Island in New Zealand, pounamu can be found in rivers up and down the coast of the southern island. The varieties to be found in New Zealand are predominantly nephrite with one deposit in the Milford Sound consisting of bowenite.