8 July 2020
Minister for Land Information Hon. Eugenie Sage announced 13 official place names for Banks Peninsula at Rāpaki Marae yesterday, 11 of which are to be dual named.
“I am pleased to confirm the proposals from Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki Rūnanga) to Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa | the New Zealand Geographic Board to restore original Māori names and reflect Māori history in the area,” said Eugenie Sage.
“Māori place names now sit alongside well-known and established place names around Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō including those of many iconic features along the skyline.
“Restoring traditional Rāpaki place names alongside English place names recognises the history and significance of these places,” said Eugenie Sage.
Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa | the New Zealand Geographic Board will publish the new official place names in the New Zealand Gazette today.
List of newly official place names for Banks Peninsula
|Official Name||Former Name|
|Aua / King Billy Island||King Billy Island|
|Kaitangata / Mansons Peninsula||Mansons Peninsula|
|Ōmawete / Coopers Knob||Coopers Knob|
|Ōrongomai / Cass Peak||Cass Peak|
|Pukeatua / Dyers Pass||Dyers Pass|
|Tapuwaeharuru / Evans Pass||Evans Pass|
|Te Ahi-a-Tamatea||Rapaki Rock|
|Te Heru-o-Kahukura / Sugarloaf||Sugarloaf|
|Te Moenga-o-Wheke / The Tors||The Tors|
|Te Piaka / Adderley Head||Adderley Head|
|Te Tihi-o-Kahukura / Castle Rock||Tihiokahukura / Castle Rock|
|Te Rāpaki-o-Te Rakiwhakaputa||Rapaki|
|Te Upoko-o-Kurī / Witch Hill||Witch Hill|
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