Address, road and places data
Official address and road name data is recorded in Landonline and in the Authoritative Streets and Places (ASP) Database.
Electoral - streets and places
LINZ maintains the Authoritative Streets and Places (ASP) database for electoral purposes. It is updated on a daily basis so that the Index of Streets and Places can be published at short notice (eg. for a snap election or by-election). The Index is used by electoral returning officers to assist in registering special votes in the correct electorate on election day.
Look up the General and Māori Electorate for streets. more...
Look up the General and Māori Electorate for places. more...
For other sources of place name information you can look at the New Zealand Gazetteer of Official Geographic Names (official names of features and places published by the New Zealand Geographic Board). Get help finding names.
Street and places publication & data
We've made it easy for you to access data from the Index of Places and Streets by providing it in a variety of ways:
A new version of the Index to Places and Streets is published before each general election and is available for purchase from the Bennetts Government Bookshop in Wellington.
LINZ Data Service
You can now easily find, analyse and download the Authoriative Streets and Places database tables from the LINZ Data Service. The LINZ Data Service allows you preview the data online, download data in a range of user-friendly formats, and use API services for machine to machine data access.
- up-to-date nationwide listings of street names and place names that may potentially be used as part of an address, referenced against the territorial authorities and electorates in which they occur
- house number ranges or descriptions that define the extents of split streets (where a street crosses the boundary between General or Māori electorates)
- nearby place names to provide locational context
- historical records of former names (since late 1992).
Digital printout of the Index to Places & Streets
ASP database tables
ASP Database Documentation
Sample Access database
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