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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the official place name Clive River to Te Awa o Mokotūāraro for the river that flows from Pakowhai Road Bridge northeast of Hastings to join the mouth of Ngaruroro River, which flows into Hawke Bay.



The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 2 December 2022. The proposal is notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.

Proposed location of Te Awa o Mokotūāraro

Map showing the location of Te Awa o Mokotūāraro

Make a submission

Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday 23 February 2023.

Make a submission using the online 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.