Rakituma / Preservation Inlet

Proposed place name

Rakituma / Preservation Inlet

(a dual name – meaning that both names would be used together as one name)

Current name

Preservation Inlet

Why is this change being proposed?

To restore the feature’s original Māori name and retain the English name, which has been in long term use.


  • NZGB proposal report for Rakituma / Preservation Inlet (PDF 6MB) – The NZGB considered this proposal report to change Preservation Inlet at its meeting on 11 April 2019. Some of the recommendations are edited to reflect the NZGB’s decisions. The proposal is notified for three months so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name being changed.

See the File attachments section below for the report that the NZGB considered.


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

Make a submission

Consultation was between 20 May 2019 and 20 August 2019. Submissions are now closed for this proposal.