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.

Propose a place name in New Zealand, Antarctica or undersea

Deadlines

Board hui dates and name proposal deadlines in 2022 are:

  • Friday 8 April 2022, deadline Friday 11 February 2022
  • Tuesday 26 July 2022, deadline Tuesday 31 May 2022
  • Friday 2 December 2022, deadline Friday 7 October 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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