NZGB Sets Deadline for Proposing Names
The next meeting of the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has been scheduled for 29 April 2011.
The deadline for making proposals to assign, alter, approve or discontinue names is 25 February 2011, nine weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.
This applies to:
- geographic features & places in New Zealand & offshore islands
- undersea features
- Antarctic features
- Crown protected areas, and
- district & region alterations, as consented and requested by the relevant local authority.
This deadline allows sufficient time to process proposals, including the undertaking of any required investigation and research. The proposals are sent to NZGB members at least two weeks before the meeting. If the NZGB supports proposed names that are within New Zealand's territory, the NZGB will then publicly notify those proposed names and call for public submissions.
Any proposals received late will not be considered until the next time the NZGB meets, which is approximately every six months.