Proposed, approved, adopted, assigned, altered, amended and corrected geographic names

Gazetted on 16 May 2022

Notice of a Proposal to Alter a Geographic Name (1)

Proposed altered geographic name

Geographic feature type and description

Submission deadline

Skerretts Creek

A small stream flowing from the northern slopes of McKerrow generally northwards for approximately 2.9km to its confluence with Wainuiomata River in Wainuiomata. NZTopo50-BQ32 650275. Alteration from Skerrets Creek (Official by New Zealand Gazette, 10 December 2019, Notice No. 2019-ln5662).

23 June 2022

Notice of Decisions to Approve Undersea Feature Names as Official (3)

Approved official undersea feature name

Description

Coordinates
(latitude, longitude)

Grono Basin

An undersea basin approximately 2km northwest of Grono Bay, in Doubtful Sound / Patea. Depicted on Doubtful Sound NW Chart©, Irwin and Main, 1981.

-45.2777, 166.9138

Kahutara Spur

An undersea spur that forms the eastern boundary of Kaikōura Canyon. Depicted on Pegasus Chart©, Herzer & Carter, 1983.

-42.5469, 173.7525

Yates Canyon

An undersea canyon offshore from Yates Point on the Fiordland coast. Depicted on Milford Chart©, Garlick et al., 2001.

-44.45, 167.6333

Notice of Decisions to Adopt, Assign and Alter Undersea Feature Names as Official (12)

Official adopted, assigned or altered undersea feature name

Description

Adare Sea Channel

An undersea channel in the Southern Ocean, extending from -70.9120 latitude, 175.4330 longitude, to -71.7171 latitude, 173.8242 longitude. Assigned as official.

Coquille Seamount

A seamount adjacent to the southeast end of Cook Fracture Zone, at -26.9608 latitude, 173.5796 longitude. Adopted as official.

Giljanes Seamount

An undersea volcanic seamount on the Kermadec arc, at -34.7748 latitude, 178.5787 longitude. Alteration from Giljanes Volcano (recorded undersea feature name).

KOPRI Seamount

A seamount approximately 370km east of the Balleny Islands, at -67.8312 latitude, 173.6632 longitude. Adopted as official.

Lower Paritū Basin

An undersea basin offshore from the central east coast of Te Ika-a-Māui, at -39.1049 latitude, 178.7009 longitude. Adopted as official.

Matahourua Ridge

An undersea ridge on the northeast side of Kupe Abyssal Plain, at -29.6833 latitude, 178.2333 longitude. Alteration from Matahourua Seamount (recorded undersea feature name).

Parea Guyot

An undersea guyot at -41.0355 latitude, -169.1472 longitude, north of the eastern end of Chatham Rise. Alteration from Chicken Seamount (recorded undersea feature name).

Paritū Basin

An undersea basin offshore from the central east coast of Te Ika-a-Māui, at -39.0000 latitude, 178.4500 longitude. Adopted as official.

Paritū Gap

An undersea gap at -39.0293 latitude, 178.6792 longitude, separating North Paritū Ridge from South Paritū Ridge. Adopted as official.

Petrel Spur

A low undersea ridge adjacent to the southeast end of Wanganella Trough, at -34.3139 latitude, 168.8212 longitude. Adopted as official.

Veryan Valley

An undersea valley at the southwestern end of South Chatham Slope, extending from -45.1917 latitude, 176.5209 longitude, to -45.1490 latitude, 177.5968 longitude. Alteration from Veryan Channels (recorded undersea feature name).

Waite Hills

Two undersea hills joined by a saddle, in the Southern Ocean at -72.4225 latitude, -162.7214 longitude. Assigned as official.

Amendments and a Corrigendum – New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (13)

Schedule 1

Notice heading

Gazette reference

Action

List of Place-Names approved by the Honorary Geographic Board of New Zealand

New Zealand Gazette, 29 July 1948, No. 42, page 939

Replace "Otamarau" with "Ōtamarau"
Replace "Ranui" (railway-station) with "Rānui Railway Station"

Notice of Final Decision of New Zealand Geographic Board Reassigning of Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 17 February 1983, No. 18, page 409

Replace "Takatu Point" with "Takatū Point"

Notice of Final Decision of New Zealand Geographic Board Re Assigning of Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 11 August 1988, No. 141, page 3245

Replace "Maori Rocks" with "Māori Rocks"

Notice of Final Decision of New Zealand Geographic Board Re Assigning of Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 1 December 1988, No. 206, page 5173

Replace "Takatu Head" with "Takatū Head"

Notice of Final Decision as to Assignment of Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 8 December 1994, No. 133, page 4350

Replace "Atiu or Middle Island" with "Ātiu or Middle Island"

Notice of Final Decision to Assign Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 15 January 1998, No. 1, page 78

Replace "Kauri Point Ponui" with "Kauri Point Pōnui"

Notice of Final Decisions to Assign Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 25 March 2004, No. 33, page 751

Replace "Mount Ohakiri" with "Mount Ōhakiri"
Replace "Pohutukawa Stream" with "Pōhutukawa Stream"

Notice of the Decisions of the Minister for Land Information on Assigning or Altering Place Names

New Zealand Gazette, 13 December 2007, No. 138, page 3623

Replace "Okura" with "Ōkura"
Replace "Paremoremo" with "Pāremoremo"
Replace "Totara Vale" with "Tōtara Vale"

Schedule 2

Notice headingGazette referenceAction

Notice of Adopted Undersea Feature Names

New Zealand Gazette, 16 December 2010, No. 173, page 4275

For Wilson Canyon replace "70°35.00’S, 176°45.00’E" with "extending from -70.4238 latitude, 175.6238 longitude to -70.9120 latitude, 175.4330 longitude"

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2022