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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the official place name Manawatu District to Manawatū District for the area administered by Manawatu District Council.


The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 3 October 2023. The proposal is notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.


Make a submission

This proposal is open for public submissions until 12 December 2023.

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.