What is proposed?

The proposal is to alter the official place name Maxwell to Pākaraka for a locality on State Highway 3 approximately 19km west-northwest of Whanganui.


  • NZGB proposal report for Pākaraka (PDF 559KB) – The Board considered this proposal report at its meeting on 20 April 2021. The proposal is notified for three months 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 is open for public submissions until 30 August 2021. To make a submission on this place name proposal: