6 November 2018
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has opened consultation on proposals to alter or make official four New Zealand place names.
The NZGB seeks public submissions by 5 December 2018 about:
- Altering the official name of the local authority region of Manawatu-Wanganui Region to Manawatū-Whanganui Region.
- Altering the official name of the local authority district of Otorohanga Dictrict to Ōtorohanga District.
The NZGB also seeks public submissions by 5 February 2019 about:
- Altering the recorded name of the small township of Benneydale southeast of Te Kuiti to Te Māniaiti / Benneydale.
- Making official the recorded name of the Auckland suburb of Wesley.
Submissions on these proposed geographic names may be made on the form here, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.
The NZGB also approved 228 official geographic names through its fast-track process. The names take effect today, and can be found here.
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