Proposed undersea feature names

Gazetted on 2 June 2020

Notice of proposals to alter undersea feature names


Proposed altered undersea feature names

Undersea feature type and description

Submission deadline

Māhia Canyon

An undersea canyon offshore from the central east coast of Te Ika-a-Māui, extending for approximately 72km from -38.9842 latitude, 178.1465 longitude, to -39.2188 latitude, 178.6834 longitude. Alteration from Poverty Canyon (recorded undersea feature name).

2 July 2020

Matakaoa Re-entrant

An undersea re-entrant covering approximately 1390km2 centred at -37.4272 latitude, 178.5635 longitude, located approximately 14km north of East Cape at its eastern end, and 7km north-northeast of Midway Point at  its western end. Alteration from Matakoa Re-entrant (recorded undersea feature name).

2 July 2020

Whareama Valley

An undersea valley offshore from the Wairarapa coast, extending for approximately 8.6km from -41.1372 latitude, 176.3641 longitude, to -41.1169 latitude, 176.2878 longitude. Alteration from Whareama Sea Valleys (recorded undersea feature name).

2 July 2020

Last Updated: 2 June 2020