Two proposals for features at Lake Rotomā

Proposed place nameCurrent place name
NgāmotuUnnamed peninsula
Otangiwao PointOtangiwai Point

Why are these changes being proposed?

To restore an original Māori name and correct the spelling of an existing name.


  • NZGB proposal report for Ngāmotu and Otangiwao (PDF 471KB) – The NZGB considered this proposal report to assign and alter the names of these features on the shores of Lake Rotomā at its meeting on 18 October 2019. Some of the recommendations are edited to reflect the NZGB’s decisions. The proposals are notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to them.

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


See the File attachments section below for the media release for these proposals.

Make a submission

These proposals are open for public submissions until 20 December 2019. To make a submission: