Place naming
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What happens next?

The Board will consider the submissions received for this proposal at its next hui, which is likely to be in October or November 2023. The outcome of that consideration will be that either the Board itself or the Minister for Land Information will make the final decision. This page will be updated when the final decision is made.

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the official place name 5 Mile Creek to Herwin Creek for a small stream that flows from the south end of Richmond Range into Motupiko River, northeast of St. Arnaud.


Pou Taunaha considered this proposal report at its hui on 26 April 2023. The proposal is notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.


7 June 2023: Geographic Board opens consultation on proposed place names and announces official ones