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Mount Axford Officially Named After Prominent Space Scientist

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The official name Mount Axford has been given to a previously unnamed mountain in the Kepler Mountains in Fiordland National Park by Minister for Land Information Hon Damien O’Connor. The new place name recognises Sir Ian Axford, an eminent New ... More >>

Central Wellington Area Officially Named Paekākā

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

A central Wellington area covering the Botanic Garden precinct, Anderson Park and Bolton Street Memorial Park has been officially named Paekākā by the Minister for Land Information, Hon Damien O’Connor. New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha ... More >>

Call for submissions on place name changes in Fiordland

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is inviting submissions on proposals to change seven place names in Fiordland, including the highest point on Milford Track, Mackinnon Pass. Under the proposals, the spelling of Mackinnon ... More >>

Dual name altered for Shag River (Waihemo)

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The name of a river in Otago has been altered putting its Māori name at the front and centre to recognise the mana of the river. The decision was made by the Minister for Land Information Hon Damien O’Connor. New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou ... More >>

Hillpark suburb officially named after 60 years

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

Hillpark, a suburb beside Manurewa, is now an official place name. The decision was made by the Minister for Land Information Hon. Damien O’Connor. New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Chairperson Anselm Haanen says the decision ... More >>

Call For Submissions On Maxwell Name Change To Pākaraka

Friday, 28 May 2021, 11:33 am | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is inviting public submissions to alter an official locality name from Maxwell to Pākaraka, which is 19km west-northwest of Whanganui. The Board will accept submissions for or against ... More >>

NZGB Makes Official Decisions On 699 Place Names

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 10:13 am | New Zealand Geographic Board

On 16 July 2020, the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa notified 699 decisions. These include: 273 official place names in the Wellington Region, 382 significant official Māori place names around Te Ika-a-Māui North Island and ... More >>

NZGB announces 503 newly official place names

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

Media advisory 12 December 2019 The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has notified 16 official dual names in Fiordland and 487 official place names in the Wellington Region and Southern Alps. Tamatea / Dusky Sound is ... More >>

Dual names proposed for Fiordland’s sounds and inlets

Monday, 20 May 2019, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) is inviting submissions on proposals to create dual Māori–English names for 16 sounds and inlets in Fiordland. The NZGB says restoring traditional Ngāi Tahu names alongside ... More >>

NZGB consults on four place name changes

Monday, 5 November 2018, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) today opened consultation on proposals to alter or make official four New Zealand place names. More >>

Offensive place names in the firing line

Friday, 23 October 2015, 9:48 am | New Zealand Geographic Board

Three offensive place names in North Canterbury may soon be replaced under proposals being considered by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). More >>

Spelling correction sought for Otago rivers

Friday, 23 October 2015, 9:29 am | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) wants to hear people’s views on proposals to correct the spelling of three unofficial recorded geographic names in South Otago. More >>

Consultation open on place name proposals

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has today opened public consultation on 12 proposals to assign or alter names of geographic and undersea features around the country. More >>

Consultation to close on proposed place names

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa today advised that only one month remains before public consultation closes for 18 name proposals for geographic features and places around Te Ika ā Māui (the North Island). More >>

Consultation Open for Name Proposals

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has today opened public consultation on four new proposals to assign new, or to alter existing, geographic names around the country. More >>

Geographic Board Welcomes Decision On Islands' Names

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 3:32 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Chair Dr Don Grant today welcomed Land information Minister Maurice Williamson’s decision to formalise the English and Māori names of the two main islands of New Zealand. More >>

Alternative Naming For North & South Islands

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 11:12 am | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa last Thursday agreed to proceed to publicly consult on proposals to formally assign official alternative names to New Zealand’s two main islands – meaning that either the English name ... More >>

Board Accepts ‘Whanganui’ Place Name Proposal

Friday, 18 September 2009, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has accepted a proposal by Te Rūnanga o Tupoho that Wanganui city be spelt 'Whanganui'. More >>

Geographic Board Considers North & S. Island Names

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (the Board) is looking to formalise the currently used and recorded English names for the North and South Islands of New Zealand (‘North Island’ and ‘South Island’), as well as considering ... More >>

Board to publicly consult on ‘h’ in Wanganui

Monday, 30 March 2009, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (the Board) has decided to seek the New Zealand public’s views on a proposed name change from Wanganui to Whanganui. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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