- Official alternative geographic name.
- Published in the New Zealand Gazette on 17 October 2013.
- The northern of the two main islands of New Zealand, centred around NZTM 1865000E, 5674000N. Official alternative geographic name is Te Ika-a-Māui.
You can read the combined Proposal Reports (PDF 61KB (PDF 61KB), PDF 17KB (PDF 18KB), PDF 176KB (PDF 176KB)), which were considered by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) at its meeting in August 2010, April 2011 and March 2013.
- 10 October 2013: Minister's announcement - Names of NZ’s two main islands formalised
- 10 October 2013: LINZ statement - NZ Geographic Board Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Islands’ Names
- 1 August 2013: Minister to decide English & Māori names for New Zealand’s main islands
- 21 April 2009: The New Zealand Geographic Board Considers North and South Island Names
- 2 April 2013: Alternative Naming For North & South Islands
- Frequently Asked Questions - Alternative Māori Names for the North Island and South Island
- Examples of historic maps and charts with various English and Māori names for the North Island and South Island
View NZGB Place names 4 April 2013 in a larger map