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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the existing unofficial place name Stewarts Creek to an official name, Stewart Creek, for a stream flowing for approximately 5.7km from Young Range into Makarora River at Davis Flat, 3.3km southwest 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 Creek 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.