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Find out how to propose a new name for a place or feature in New Zealand, on our offshore islands or on our continental shelf, or in our Antarctic area of interest.

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.

Deadlines

We consider place name proposals at three hui each year. Our upcoming hui dates are:

  • late March / early April 2022
  • late July / early August 2022
  • late October / early November 2022.

Place name proposals must be received at least 8 weeks before a hui to be considered. Any proposals received after this deadline will be considered at the next hui.

Your privacy

Proposals become a public record so your name may be released under an Official Information Act request.

Official Information Act 1982

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