The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is calling for public feedback on the proposal to change Clive River to Te Awa o Mokotūāraro.
The river, which was the original course of the lower section of the Ngaruroro River, flows for about 7 km from Pakowhai Road Bridge northeast of Hastings to join the mouth of the Ngaruroro River, which flows into Hawke Bay.
This proposal seeks to restore the mauri and mana of the river by altering the name to one that reflects the cultural, historical and spiritual beliefs of local tangata whenua. It is a shortened version of Ngaruroro Moko-tū-ā-raro ki Rangatira, the original name for the river. Mokotūāraro was gifted by Ruawharo, a high priest aboard the Takitimu waka when it entered Hawke Bay, named after one of his sons.
The Board supports the new proposal and notes the efforts of the local marae to improve the health of this ancestral waterway.
Clive River was named after the township through which it flows. It was named after Major-General Robert Clive (1725-1774), who had no association with the area. He is remembered for his success in securing an Indian empire for Great Britain but also for amassing a fortune using his political and military influence.
The proposal is open for public submissions from 18 January 2023 to 23 February 2023.
Submissions can also be made by letter to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.
About Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa
Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board is an independent statutory body. The Board is supported and administered by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand.
Anyone may propose a name for a geographic feature or place. The Board uses naming guidelines and standards and follows international good practice to help it to make robust and enduring decisions.
The Board recognises the importance of pronunciation in te reo and macrons support both pronunciation and meaning. Therefore, the Board follows the orthographic conventions of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission).
If the Board doesn't agree with a proposal, it may consult on a different proposal considered to be more appropriate.
The Board consults with relevant agencies, local communities, stakeholders and iwi. It researches all proposals and encourages the use of original Māori place names.
Official place names must be used in all official documents like road signs, maps, websites, databases and publications for tourists.
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Kua tuwhera ngā whakapāpātanga mō te tono kia panonitia a Clive River ki Te Awa o Mokotūāraro
E rapu ana a Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa i ngā whakaaro tūmatanui mō te tono kia panonitia a Clive River ki Te Awa o Mokotūāraro.
Ko te awa nei te rerenga taketake ake o te pito whakararo o te Awa o Ngaruroro, ka rere mō tōna 7 km atu i te Arawhiti o te Ara o Pakowhai ki te whakarua o Heretaunga ka hono ki te Awa o Ngaruroro, rere atu ana ki Te Matau-a-Māui.
E whai ana te tono nei ki te whakahoki ake i te mauri me te mana o te awa mā te whakarerekē i te ingoa ki tētahi ka whakaatu i te ahurea, te hītori me te taha wairua e whakapono ana te iwi kāinga. He whakapotonga te ingoa o Ngaruroro Moko-tū-ā-raro ki Rangatira, te ingoa ake o te awa. He takoha a Mokotūāraro nā Ruawharo, tētahi tohunga o te waka o Takitimu, i tana hounga atu ki Te Matau-a-Māui, i taunahatia ki tētahi o ana tama.
E tautoko ana te Poari i te tono hou nei me tana mōhio ki ngā whakapaunga kaha a te marae o te hau kāinga ki te whakahoki ake i te awa o nehe nei ki te ora.
I taunahatia te Clive River ki te taone e rere nei ia. I taunahatia ki a Meiha-Tianara Robert Clive (1725-1774), kāore nei ōna hononga ki te takiwā. E maumaharatia ana ia mō te rironga o tētahi emepaea Īnia i a ia mō Peretānia me te nui o tana whai rawa i ana kawenga taha tōrangapū, taha kauhanga riri.
E tuwhera ana te tono ki ngā whakaaro o te iwi nui tonu atu i te 18 o Kohitātea 2023 ki te 23 o Huitanguru 2023.
Ka taea anō te tuku whakaaro ā-reta ki te Hēkeretari o Ngā Pou Taunaha, c/o Land Information New Zealand, Pouaka Poutāpeta 5501, Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara 6145.
He kōrero mō Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa
He rōpū motuhake ā-ture a Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa. E tautokohia ana, e whakahaeretia ana mātou e Toitū Te Whenua.
E āhei ana te tangata noa ki te tono ingoa mō tētahi tārainga whenua, tētahi wāhi rānei. Ka whai te Poari i ētahi aratohu taunaha, ētahi paerewa, me ngā tikanga mahi papai o te ao e pakari ai, e mauroa ai tāna i whakatau ai.
E mōhio ana te Poari ki te hiranga o te whakahua i te reo, ka tautoko hoki te tohutō i te whakahuatanga me te tikanga o te kupu. Nō reira, ka whai te Poari i ngā tikanga tuhi i hangaia e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.
Ki te kore te Poari e whakaae ki tētahi tono, e āhei ana ia ki te whakapāpā haere mō tētahi tono ingoa kē e whakapono ana ia ka hāngai ake.
Ka whakapā atu te Poari ki ngā umanga e tika ana, ki ngā hapori o te hau kāinga, ki te hunga whai pānga me ngā iwi e hāngai ana. Ka rangahaua e ia ngā tono katoa, ka whakahau hoki kia whakamahia ko te ingoa wāhi Māori taketake ake.
Me mātua whakamahi ko te ingoa wāhi mana ki ngā tuhinga mana katoa pērā i te tohu huarahi, te mahere whenua, te paetukutuku, te putunga raraunga me ngā whakaputanga mā te hunga tāpoi.
Ka taea te ingoa mana te ingoa wāhi rānei kua takoto te rangahau i te New Zealand Gazetteer.