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.

Submissions now closed

This proposal was open for public submission from 27 May 2021 to 30 August 2021. Submissions are now closed.