Proposed place name
Moana-whenua-pōuri / Edwardson Sound
(a dual name – meaning that both names would be used together as one name)
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 Moana-whenua-pōuri / Edwardson Sound (PDF 6MB) – The NZGB considered this proposal report to change Edwardson Sound 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
This proposal is open for public submissions until 20 August 2019. To make a submission on this place name proposal:
- complete the online form, or
- write directly to the email address (link sends e-mail), or
- post a letter to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145