Now official

Hāwea / Bligh Sound

The recorded name Bligh Sound is altered to an official dual name Hāwea / Bligh Sound.

Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 17 October 2019.


A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CB07 675228.


  • NZGB proposal report for Hāwea / Bligh Sound (PDF 6KB) – The NZGB considered this proposal report to change Bligh Sound at its meeting on 11 April 2019. Some of the recommendations are edited to reflect the NZGB’s decisions. The proposal was publicly notified from 20 May 2019 to 20 August 2019.. 


See the File attachments section below for the media release for this proposal.