Place Names

  • About the New Zealand Geographic Board

    Find out the types of names the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) is responsible for, its areas of jurisdiction, and its governing legislation.

  • Find names

    Use these resources to find official and unofficial names for features and places in New Zealand, Antarctica and over New Zealand's continental shelf, or go straight to searching the Gazetteer.
  • Proposing names

    Make a proposal for a new, altered, approved, discontinued, adopted, or validated name, and find out how the NZGB considers proposals.

  • Consultation on proposed names

    Read about current proposals supported by the NZGB and how you can have your say by making a submission on a proposed name.

  • Recent NZGB decisions

    Find out about the NZGB's recent naming decisions and determinations. You can also find out about past decisions and determinations.