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:

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 nzgbsubmissions@linz.govt.nz, 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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