Anyone can make a proposal to name a place or feature in New Zealand, on our continental shelf and in our Antarctic area of interest. There is no cost for making a proposal.
Propose a place name in New Zealand, Antarctica or undersea
The Board’s next hui is Wednesday 26 April 2023 and the deadline for sending name proposals is Wednesday 1 March 2023.
Place name proposals must be received at least eight weeks before each hui to be considered. Any proposals received after this deadline will be considered at the Board’s next hui.
Proposals become a public record so your name may be released under an Official Information Act request.