Now official

Recorded name Poverty Bay altered to an official dual name Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay.

Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 15 February 2019.


A large bay on the east coast of the North Island, south of Gisborne (town), bounded on its seaward side between Tuaheni Point (NZTopo50-BG43 409034) to Young Nicks Head (Te Kuri) (NZTopo50-BG43 322985). Centred at NZTopo50-BG43 343033.


See below for the reports considered by the NZGB.

Media release

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Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay
Last Updated: 18 February 2019