Manawatū-Whanganui Region

Proposed place name

Manawatū-Whanganui Region

(for the local authority region)

Current name

Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Why is this change being proposed?

To correct the spelling of the district’s name.


NZGB Proposal Report for Manawatū-Whanganui Region (PDF 900KB) - The NZGB accepted the proposal to change Manawatu-Wanganui Region to Manawatū-Whanganui Region at its meeting on 27 September 2018. The NZGB is notifying the proposal for one month instead of three.


See the File Attachments section below for the media advisory on 5 November 2018.


Map provided by proposer

View a flyover of the region

Submissions now closed

This proposal is now closed for submissions.