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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the existing unofficial recorded name Russell to Kororāreka for the small township in the Bay of Islands, on the east coast of Northland Region.



The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 2 December 2022. The proposal is notified for 3 months so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.

Proposed location of Kororāreka

Map showing the location of Kororāreka

Make a submission

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023.

Make a submission using the online form

Alternatively you can submit by:

  • write directly to the email address, or
  • post a letter to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.