Final Determination

Following public consultation, the NZGB recommended to the Minister for Land Information that one name, Waitangitāhuna River, should be made official for both the upper and lower parts of Waitangitaona River.

The Minister for Land Information confirmed the NZGB recommendation and made the final determination on 9 November 2018.

See the Waitangitāhuna River proposal page for more detail.

Submissions now closed

This proposal is now closed for submissions.

What was originally proposed

To alter an existing recorded name for upper Waitangitaona River to Waitakitāhuna-ki-te-Toka River.

Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 23 November 2017.


A river flowing generally northwards for approximately 21km from its source below McFetrick Peak in Tatare Range, approximately 14km south of Whataroa, into the northeast shore of Lake Wahapo. NZTopo50-BW16 823929 to 788081.


See below for the report considered by the NZGB.

Media releases

See below for media releases.

Last Updated: 23 February 2018