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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to change the name Petone to Pito One, for the suburb in Lower Hutt.


At its hui on 30 April 2024 the Board considered this report on the proposal, which is updated with the Board’s decision. The proposal is notified for three months so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name change.


6 June 2024: Petone name change proposal


Make a submission

This proposal is open for public submissions until 10 September 2024.

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.