NZGB announces 503 newly official place names

13 December 2019

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has notified 16 official dual names in Fiordland and 487 official place names in the Wellington Region and Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.

Tamatea / Dusky Sound is just one of 16 new dual names for sounds and inlets in Fiordland following public consultation between May and August this year.  The new dual names are:

  • Hāwea / Bligh Sound
  • Hinenui / Nancy Sound
  • Kaikiekie / Bradshaw Sound
  • Moana-whenua-pōuri / Edwardson Sound
  • Rakituma / Preservation Inlet
  • Taiari / Chalky Inlet
  • Taiporoporo / Charles Sound
  • Taitetimu / Caswell Sound
  • Tamatea / Dusky Sound
  • Te Awa-o-Tū / Thompson Sound
  • Te Awaroa / Long Sound
  • Te Hāpua / Sutherland Sound
  • Te Houhou / George Sound
  • Te Korowhakaunu / Cunaris Sound
  • Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound
  • Te Rā / Dagg Sound

A further 487 place names around New Zealand are also official as part of the NZGB’s fast-track process to convert unofficial existing names to official.

All except 4 of the 487 are in the Wellington Region where the NZGB liaised directly with 8 local councils, Wellington Regional Council, and relevant mana whenua. Nearly 200 are Māori place names, including 60 standardised with macrons.

The other 4 place names are in the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. These are: Malte-Brun (hill); Malte-Brun Glacier; Malte-Brun Pass; Malte-Brun Range.

 

Kua pānuihia e NZGB ētahi ingoa wāhi mana hou e 503

Kua pānuihia e te New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) ētahi ingoa tōrua mana 16 kei Fiordland me ētahi ingoa wāhi mana kei te Rohe o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara me Kā Tiritiri-o-te-Moana.

Ko Tamatea / Dusky Sound tētahi noa o ngā ingoa tōrua hou 16 mō ētahi kūiti moana me ētahi kokoru i Fiordland whai i muri iho i te torotoronga tūmatanui i waenga i te Haratua me te Hereturikōkā o tēnei tau. Koia nei ngā ingoa tōrua hou:

  • Hāwea / Bligh Sound
  • Hinenui / Nancy Sound
  • Kaikiekie / Bradshaw Sound
  • Moana-whenua-pōuri / Edwardson Sound
  • Rakituma / Preservation Inlet
  • Taiari / Chalky Inlet
  • Taiporoporo / Charles Sound
  • Taitetimu / Caswell Sound
  • Tamatea / Dusky Sound
  • Te Awa-o-Tū / Thompson Sound
  • Te Awaroa / Long Sound
  • Te Hāpua / Sutherland Sound
  • Te Houhou / George Sound
  • Te Korowhakaunu / Cunaris Sound
  • Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound
  • Te Rā / Dagg Sound

 

Kua mana anō ētahi atu ingoa wāhi e 487 huri i Aotearoa i raro i te tukanga whakatau wawe a te NZGB e hurihia ai te ingoa kua noho kē mai kia ingoa mana. 

Atu i ētahi ingoa e whā, katoa ngā ingoa e 487 kei te Rohe o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, ka mutu i torotoro tōtika atu a te NZGB ki ētahi kaunihera takiwā e waru, ki te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara me ngā mana whenua e hāngai ana. Tata ana ki te 200 he ingoa wāhi Māori, ko tētahi 60 kua hoatu he tohutō.

Ko ētahi atu ingoa wāhi e whā kei ngā Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Koia ēnei: ko Malte-Brun (puke); ko Malte-Brun Glacier; ko Malte-Brun Pass; ko Malte-Brun Range.

 

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