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Place naming

What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the unofficial recorded place name National Park to the official place name Waimarino, for the village at the intersection of State Highway 4 and State Highway 47, on the western edge of Tongariro National Park.

See the related proposal for Waimarino Railway Station


The Board considered this proposal report at its hui on 3 October 2023. The proposal is notified for three months so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.


7 November 2023 - Consultation opens on proposal to change name of National Park to Waimarino


Make a submission

This proposal is open for public submissions until 8 February 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.