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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to approve Stewart Crags as the official name for the steep cliffs rising from Haast River adjacent to the Gates of Haast bridge, to spot height 1139m at the southwest end of Bealey Range, approximately 8km north of Haast Pass/Tioripatea.


The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 26 July 2022. The proposals are notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the names.


Consultation opens on proposed place names Ryan Creek, Stewart Crags and Stewart Creek


Make a submission

The proposal is open for public submissions until 13 October 2022.

Complete the Stewart Crags submission 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.