14 January 2020

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) has notified 681 place names, including 650 in New Zealand’s area of interest in Antarctica.

The majority of the Antarctic place names are corrections or improvements to positions. This is part of an international initiative to improve the accuracy of geographic information by countries with Antarctic naming interests.

The Minister for Land Information and the NZGB have also corrected 2 district names.

  • Otorohanga District will become Ōtorohanga District on 17 January 2020. This follows a request from Ngāti Maniapoto iwi as part of its Treaty settlement negotiations. The district name is now spelled correctly with a macron. The name means stretched out or extended.
  • Opotiki District will become Ōpōtiki District on 17 January 2020 as the result of a proposal from Opotiki District Council. The Council was keen to align the district’s name with its practice of using Ōpōtiki in its promotional material. It also recognises the importance of its partnerships with mana whenua and promotes te reo Māori and tikanga. The district name will align with the town name, Ōpōtiki, which is already official. Ōpōtiki relates to the arrival of the tipuna Tarawa who released his pet tanahanaha (fish) into a spring. The spring became known as ‘Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti’ meaning ‘the pets from afar’.

A further 29 place names in Southland Region are also official as part of the NZGB’s fast-track process to convert unofficial existing names to official.  These names are recorded in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s online Kā Huru Manu cultural heritage atlas and most are in long term use on authoritative maps.

Go to the NZGB notices -December 2019 for the lists of all 681 place names.

Kua pānuihia ngā whakatau a te NZGB mō ētahi ingoa wāhi e 681

 

Pānui pāpāho

19 o Hakihea 2019

 

Kua pānuihia e te New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) ētahi ingoa wāhi e 681, ko tētahi 650 kei te takiwā e whai pānga ana a Aotearoa i Te Tiri o te Moana ki te Tonga.

 

Ko te nuinga atu o ngā ingoa wāhi kei Te Tiri o te Moana ki te Tonga i whakatikaina, i whakapaihia te wāhi e tū mai ana. He wāhanga tēnei o te kaupapa ki te ao ki te whakatika pū i ngā kōrero matawhenua a ngā whenua e whai pānga ana ki ngā taunahatanga i Te Tiri o te Moana ki te Tonga. 

 

Kua whakatikaina anō e Te Minita Pārongo Whenua me te NZGB ētahi ingoa takiwā e rua: 

 

· Ka hurihia te Otorohanga District ki te Ōtorohanga District ā te 17 o Kohitātea 2020. E whai ana tēnei i te tono a te iwi o Ngāti Maniapoto i raro i āna whakataunga i raro i te Tiriti. Kua tuhia tikahia te ingoa takiwā ināianei, kua hoatu he tohutō. Ko te torohanga te tikanga o te ingoa.

·         Ka hurihia te Opotiki District ki te Ōpōtiki District ā te 17 o Kohitātea 2020 i runga i te tono a te Kaunihera Takiwā o Ōpōtiki. I hiahia te Kaunihera kia rite te ingoa o te takiwā ki tāna tuhinga o te Ōpōtiki i āna kōrero whakatairanga. E tohu ana anō i te hiranga o ana kōtuinga ki te mana whenua, e whakatairanga ana anō i te reo Māori me ōna tikanga. Kua hāngai te ingoa o te takiwā ki te ingoa o te taone, o Ōpōtiki, ka mutu, kua mana kē tēnei ingoa. E kōrero ana a Ōpōtiki mō te ūnga atu o te tipuna a Tarawa, i tuku nei i tana mōkai tanahanaha (ika) ki tētahi puna. Ka taunahatia te puna ko ‘Ōpōtiki-Mai-Tawhiti’, arā, ‘ngā mōkai mai tawhiti’.

 

Kua mana anō ētahi atu ingoa wāhi e 29 kei te Rohe o Murihiku i raro i te tukanga whakatau wawe a te NZGB, e hurihia ai te ingoa kua noho kē mai kia ingoa mana. Kua takoto mai ngā ingoa nei ki te puna kōrero tuku iho, te mahere whenua tuihono a Ngāi Tahu e kīia ana ko Kā Huru Manu, ka mutu ko te nuinga atu o ngā ingoa kua roa e whakamahia ana i ngā mahere whenua mana. 

 

Mō ngā rārangi o ngā ingoa wāhi e 681 katoa, tirohia te.

 

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