Place naming

What happens next?

The Board will consider the submissions received for this proposal at its next hui, to be held on 3 October 2023. The outcome of that consideration will be that either the Board itself or the Minister for Land Information will make the final decision. This page will be updated when the final decision is made.

What is proposed?

The proposal is to officially define the extent (boundary) of the official locality name Whangamarino, which is north of Huntly, as depicted below.


Pou Taunaha considered this proposal report (together with an addendum with further comment from Waikato District Council) at its hui on 26 April 2023. The proposal is notified for two months so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the proposal.


7 June 2023: Geographic Board opens consultation on proposed place names and announces official ones