Find Official Names with Macrons

Macrons (eg Waimangō Point) are included in a number of the official New Zealand and Antarctic names assigned by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB). The NZGB has compiled the following lists of official names with macrons to assist in mapping, charting, signage, reporting, legislation, or other official documents.

These names have been sourced from the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (the Gazetteer) that lists all official names. The Gazetteer includes macrons and also provides information on the position and a description of the named feature or place. Note that the New Zealand Place Names Database does not display macrons.

The lists provided below show macrons included in:

While every care has been taken to identify all official place names with macrons, there may be errors or omissions in these lists. Contact us with any feedback.

Find out more about the use of macrons in Māori Orthographic Conventions - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori on the Māori Language Commission website.

New Zealand names with macrons

The following is a list of place or feature names within New Zealand that are included in the Gazetteer of names and which include macrons.

NameNZ Gazette Reference
Āniwaniwa Falls2012 page 1464
Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui2009 page 3074
East Ngātoro Knoll2012 page 2383
Hātea River2007 page 1513
Hāwea Conservation Park2009 page 2640
Hāwea Flat2010 page 4274
Hāwea Island2010 page 4274
Hāwea River2010 page 4274
Hue tē Taka Peninsula2010 page 3108
Karitāne Canyon2012 page 2383
Karitāne Channel2012 page 2383
Kekerengū Bank 2012 page 2383
Kōmarupeka Creek2009 page 3887
Lake Āniwaniwa2012 page 1466
Lake Hāwea (lake)2010 page 4274
Lake Hāwea (locality)2010 page 4274
Lake Te Kōhua2013 page 4566
Mākaro / Ward Island2009 page 3887
Manawatāwhi/Great Island2005 page 1115
Manawatāwhi/Three Kings Islands2005 page 1115
Mokohīnau Knoll2012 page 2383
Mount Tūwhakarōria2013 page 4566
Ngātoro Basin 2012 page 2383
Ngātoro Canyon2012 page 2383
Ngātoro Ridge2012 page 2383
Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands1999 page 1615
Ngātoru Stream2007 page 120
North Paritū Ridge2012 page 2383
Ōkārito2010 page 3108
Ōkārito Lagoon2010 page 3108
Ōkārito River2010 page 3108
Ōkāritoiti / Lake Windermere2010 page 3108
Ōmakere Trough2012 page 2383
Ōpango Stream2009 page 3887
Ōrangipuku River2010 page 3108
Ōruariki Stream2007 page 120
Ōtara Knoll2012 page 2383
Ōturaki Creek2010 page 4271
Paekākāriki Hill (hill)2013 page 3915 
Paekākāriki Hill (locality)2013 page 2152
Papakōwhai2010 page 4271
Pāuatahanui2010 page 4271
Pōhatu/Flea Bay2003 page 1896
Poutākoro Head2010 page 4274
Pūkākī Bank2012 page 2383
Pūkākī Rise  2012 page 2383
Pūkākī Seachannel2010 page 4275
Pūrākaunui
(Locality)
2007 page 120
Pūrākaunui Bay2007 page 120
Pūrākaunui Creek2007 page 120
Pūrākaunui Inlet2007 page 120
Rakitū Canyon2012 page 2383
Rāngaiika2010 page 4274
Ruatōria Knoll 2012 page 2383
South Paritū Ridge2012 page 2383
Stillwater-Ngākawau Line2009 page 3887
Takapūwāhia2010 page 4271
Tātāwhākā Creek2009 page 3887
Tāwharanui2010 page 4271
Tāwharanui Peninsula2010 page 4271
Te Heru o Tūreia Historic Reserve2012 page 1466
Te Ika-a-Māui2013 page 3915  
Te Kārearea Peak2013 page 4567
Te Tāpiri2012 page 1468
Te Waikoropupū River2010 page 4271
Te Waikoropupū Springs2010 page 3108
Te Whetū Kairangi Ridge2010 page 4271
Tītahi Bay2010 page 4271
Tūī Seamount2012 page 2383
Tunupō2010 page 4271
Tunupō Creek2010 page 4271
Tūtaepatu Lagoon1999 page 3841
Waimangō Point2008 page 2290
Waimangō Stream2008 page 2290
Whakatāne Seamount 2012 page 2383
Whakatāne Sea Valleys2012 page 2383
Whangapē Bank2012 page 2383

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Antarctic names with macrons

The following is a list of place or feature names within the Ross Sea region of Antarctica that are included in the Gazetteer of names and which include macrons.

NameNZ Gazette Reference
Mūmū Nunatak2001 page 1094
Pākira Nunatak2005 page 4511
Pōnui Nunatak2001 page 1094
Pūanu Glacier2005 page 4511
Tarakākā Peak2001 page 1094
Tūkeri Peak2005 page 4511

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Treaty settlement names with macrons

The following is a list of place or feature names within New Zealand that have become official through Treaty settlement legislation, and which include macrons. These names are also included in the Gazetteer of names.

NameSettlement Legislation
Avon River/ŌtakaroNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Colac Bay/Ōraka

(Bay)

Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Colac Bay/Ōraka

(Township)

Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Franz Josef Glacier/Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere

(Glacier)

Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Gillespies Point/KōhaihaiNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Grey River/MāwheranuiNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Hollyford River/Whakatipu Kā TukaNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Kaikaitāhuna BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Kaikākahi BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Kōtukutuku BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Kūhārua PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006

Lake Alabaster/Wāwāhi Waka

(Also see Pigeon Island)

Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Lake ŌkarekaTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Lake Ōkataina/Te Moana i kataina ā Te Rangitakaroro
(Short form: Lake Ōkataina)
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Lake Rotoiti/Te Roto kite ā Ihenga i ariki ai Kahu
(Short form: Lake Rotoiti)
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Lake RotomāTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Lake Rotorua/Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe
(Short form: Lake Rotorua)
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Lords River/TūtaekawetowetoNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Lyttelton Harbour/WhakaraupōNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Mahināpua Creek/TūwharewhareNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Manupīrua BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
MātaikōtareTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Mourā BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Mourā PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ngāhauā BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ngāheretā BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ngāmimiro BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ngāpuka BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ngāroto
Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012
Ōkahutoroa BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōkawa BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōkere InletTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōmarupoto BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōruaroa BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōruaroa PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtairoa BeachTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtangimoana BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtaramarae BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtautū BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtūmarokura BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōtūmarokura PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ōwhatiura BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Paepae-o-Tū / Bream TailNgāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012
Pārae KaretuNgāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 2010
Pig Island/MātauNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Pigeon Island/Wāwāhi Waka
(Also see Lake Alabaster)
Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Pourākau BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Rāhuiroa BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Rāpatu BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ruakōpū BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Ship Cone/ŌtaupiriNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te MoanaNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Tahunapō BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Tāhunaroa BeachTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Tāwhakarere BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Ārero BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island
 
Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012
Te Hīnau BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Kāramuramu BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Kōpiha BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Koutū WetlandTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Matahī LagoonTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Pōhue Bay
(Lake Rotorua)
Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006

Te Pōhue Bay
(Lake Rotoehu)

Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Rātā BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Raupōroa BeachTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Tī BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Te Urenui PāNgāti Mutunga Claims Settlement Act 2006
The Bluff/MotupōhueNgāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
Tuarāhiwiroa PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Tūmoana BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Tūmoana PointTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Waikererū BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Wainīkau BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Waiōhewa BeachTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006
Waitetī BayTe Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006

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DoC Crown Protected Area names with macrons

The following is a list of Department of Conservation (DoC) names that are included in the Gazetteer of names and which include macrons.

NameSettlement LegislationNZ Gazette Reference
Hāwea Conservation Park
-
2009 page 2640
Mōtū Karaka Scenic ReserveNgāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 20102011 page 430
Ngāroto
 
Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 
Pākiki Scenic ReserveNgāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 20102011 page 430
Paepae-o-Tū / Bream Tail
 
Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 
Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island
Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012
 
Te Waikoropupū Springs Scenic Reserve
-
2011 page 317

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