What is proposed?

To alter Poverty Canyon to Māhia Canyon and make it the official name of an undersea canyon offshore from Mahia Peninsula.


NZGB proposal report for Māhia Canyon (PDF 189KB) – The NZGB considered this proposal report at its meeting on 2 April 2020. The proposal is notified for one month so that the public can make submissions supporting or objecting to the name.


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

Make a submission

This proposal was open for public submissions from 2 June to 2 July 2020. Submissions are now closed.