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.

Now official

Recorded name Waitangitaona River altered to official name Waitangitāhuna River.

Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 20 December 2018.


A river in two parts flowing generally northwards for approximately 45km from Tatare Range into the Tasman Sea. From NZTopo50-BW16 823929 (source) to 788081 [21km] and NZTopo50-BW16 836090 to 754200 [24km] (mouth). Altered from Waitangitaona River (recorded name).

What was originally proposed

To alter an existing recorded name for lower Waitangitaona River to Waitangitāhuna River. See also the proposal for Waitakitāhuna-ki-te-Toka River.


See below for the reports considered by the NZGB.

Media releases

See below for media releases.

Last Updated: 20 December 2018