28 August 2015

Historical place name errors across the Opotiki District, in the Bay of Plenty, will now be put to rights following a decision from Land Information Minister Louise Upston to correct the spelling of 12 place and feature names from 'Waiotahi' to the original Māori name 'Waiotahe'.

This decision upholds the decision of the New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB), which followed three months of public consultation in late 2014.

Read the Minister’s press release

View the full list of corrected Waiotahe place names

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