Maniaiti / Benneydale

Now official

Recorded name Benneydale altered to an official dual name Maniaiti / Benneydale.

Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 9 September 2019.


A small township approximately 27km southeast of Te Kuiti. NZTopo50-BF34 059337.


  • NZGB Proposal Report for Te Māniaiti (PDF 395KB) - The NZGB considered this original proposal report to change Benneydale to Te Māniaiti at its meeting on 28 June 2018. Some recommendations are edited to reflect the decisions the NZGB made at that meeting. The NZGB deferred making a decision to get more information.
  • NZGB Deferral Report for Te Māniaiti (PDF 336KB) - The NZGB reconsidered the proposal at its meeting on 27 September 2018. The NZGB decided to accept a proposal to alter Benneydale to a dual name Te Māniaiti / Benneydale. The proposal was publicly notified from 5 November 2018 to 5 February 2019.
  • NZGB Submission Report for Te Māniaiti / Benneydale – The NZGB deferred considering the submissions at its 11 April 2019 meeting to provide the proposers with more time for consultation.
  • NZGB Deferred Submissions Report for Te Māniaiti / Benneydale – The NZGB considered this submission report, and the submission report deferred from its 11 April 2019 meeting, at its meeting on 20 June 2019. The NZGB noted new information from the proposers that the Māori name should be ‘Maniaiti’ without the [Te] or macron.


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


map of Te Māniaiti / Benneydale

View a flyover of the township

Last Updated: 9 September 2019