Find published decisions on place names and place names of interest within New Zealand, its offshore islands and continental shelf, and the Ross Dependency of Antarctica.
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) is New Zealand’s national place naming authority. The Minister for Land Information, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Minister of Conservation can also make decisions on place names. You can search all decisions on official place names in the New Zealand Gazette.
The New Zealand Gazetteer of Place Names holds all official names for geographic places and features within the jurisdiction of the NZGB.
All place names gazetted in the last year are listed below.
Names of interest
- North Island or Te Ika-a-Māui and South Island or Te Waipounamu
- Whanganui or Wanganui Town/city
- Whanganui District