Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to approve a recorded unofficial name Mitiwai Stream as the official place name of a small stream that flows into the Tasman Sea, southwest of Kawhia Harbour, near Taharoa (locality). An alternative recorded name for the same feature, Matauwai Stream, would no longer apply.

What happens next?

The Board will consider any submissions received for this proposal at its next hui, to be held on 3 October 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.


The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 22 June 2023. The proposal is notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.


1 August 2023: Geographic Board opens Mitiwai Stream name for consultation and announces other official names