The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has produced a number of publications.

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The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has produced a number of publications.

Copies of available publications can be downloaded below. Please note the large file sizes. We recommend that, unless you have a fast Internet connection, you don't view the large files in your browser window.

The copyright for these maps and books is held by the NZGB. If you wish to reproduce any part or whole of these publications, then please contact the NZGB Secretary for permission. A suitable acknowledgement to the NZGB will be required for any form of reproduction.

You can also refer to the Regional Gazetteer and Map compiled for the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) Asia, South East and Pacific, South West Division - hosted on the ISCM website.

PublicationReference 

Generic Geographic Features Listing - Māori and English

Feature Listing (attachment below)

 Preview - Generic Geographic Features Listing

New Act for Geographic Board Factsheet

New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 Factsheet (attachment below)
 Preview - Factsheet

Place Naming in New Zealand Brochure

Place Naming in New Zealand Brochure (attachment below)
 Preview - Brochure

Te Ika a Maui, The Land and its People

  • Front: Map of Te Ika a Maui (attachment below)
  • Back: Index of names (attachment below), including their meanings where known, and their equivalent names on contemporary mapping
NZMS 346/1

Preview - Te Ika a Maui (Front)

Preview - Te Ika a Maui (Back)

Te Wai Pounamu, The Land and its People (Front and Back)

NZMS 346/2Preview - Te Wai Pounamu (Front)
Preview - Te Wai Pounamu (Back)

He Korero Pūrākau Mo Ngā Taunahanahatanga a Ngā Tūpuna, Place Names of the Ancestors, A Māori Oral History Atlas

ISBN 0-477-00049-5

Re-print
ISBN 978-0-477-00049-9

Preview -  Place Names of the Ancestors

Ngā Tohu Pūmahara, The Survey Pegs of the Past, Understanding Māori Place Names

Ngā Tohu Pūmahara - Full book (attachment below)

ISBN 0-477-01462-3Preview - The Survey Pegs of the Past

Asia and Pacific, United Nations map names

NZMS 347Preview - Asia and Pacific, United Nations map

How to Purchase

Limited copies of the above maps and books not marked as out of print are available for purchase from:

Blue Star
33-43 Jackson Street
Petone, Wellington 5045

Email: linz.support@bluestargroup.co.nz
Phone: 0800 504 704