"A father and his late son have lost an appeal against their convictions for the theft of greenstone (pounamu) from Ngai Tahu.
David Saxton, 62, and his son Morgan Saxton, 30 were found guilty in 2007 of the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pounamu from South Westland's Cascade Plateau.
David Saxton was sentenced to two years and nine months imprisonment and his son to two years and six months jail.
They were also required to pay reparations of $300,000.
The pair launched an appeal against the convictions and sentence last year, but before the case was heard Morgan Saxton was killed in a helicopter crash in Wanaka in November."
Don't waste any more money on appeals and lawyers. Be thankful that we live in today's, not yesterday's world. You stole our taonga and got caught, got convicted and are paying the price to society and hopefully to Ngai Tahu financially. Let it go - it is done - but make sure you pay back the token $300,000.