Proposals to alter, adopt, approve, discontinue and correct geographic names

Gazetted on 20 May 2019

Notice of Proposals to Assign and Alter Geographic Names

Schedule

Proposed assigned or altered geographic feature name

Geographic feature type and description

Submission deadline

Disaster Burn

A stream flowing from NZTopo50-CD06 476470 to 490462 into Mica Burn, northwest of West Arm, Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park. Alteration of position from NZTopo50-CD06 486450 to 496446. Existing recorded name made official.

20 June 2019

Hāwea / Bligh Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CB07 675228. Alteration from Bligh Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Hinenui / Nancy Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CC06 347830. Alteration from Nancy Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Kaikiekie / Bradshaw Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CD06 363686. Alteration from Bradshaw Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Moana-whenua-pōuri / Edwardson Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CF05 081958. Alteration from Edwardson Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Rakituma / Preservation Inlet

An inlet centred at NZTopo50-CF05 085764. Alteration from Preservation Inlet (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Taiari / Chalky Inlet

An inlet centred at NZTopo50-CF04 039860. Alteration from Chalky Inlet (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Taiporoporo / Charles Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CC06 367911. Alteration from Charles Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Taitetimu / Caswell Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CC06 440978. Alteration from Caswell Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Tamatea / Dusky Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CE04 018119. Alteration from Dusky Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Awa-o-Tū / Thompson Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CC05 267746. Alteration from Thompson Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Awaroa / Long Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CF05 217893. Alteration from Long Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Hāpua / Sutherland Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CB07 706323. Alteration from Sutherland Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Houhou / George Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CB07 566116. Alteration from George Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Korowhakaunu / Cunaris Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CF05 125909. Alteration from Cunaris Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Puaitaha / Breaksea Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CE05 166360. Alteration from Breaksea Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Te Rā / Dagg Sound

A fiord centred at NZTopo50-CD05 176535. Alteration from Dagg Sound (recorded name).

20 August 2019

Terror Reef

An undersea reef at -52.5515 latitude, 169.1739 longitude, adjacent to Shoal Point in Perseverance Harbour on Campbell Island / Motu Ihupuku. Assigning an existing recorded name as official.

20 June 2019

 

Notice of Decisions to Alter, Adopt and Discontinue Undersea Feature Names

Schedule

Altered, Adopted or Discontinued Undersea Feature Name

Undersea Feature Type

Description

Coordinates

(latitude, longitude)

Aiguilles Canyon

Canyon

An undersea canyon approximately 60km northeast of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island). Depicted on Cuvier Chart©, Wright, 1989. Adopted as official.

-35.6431, 176.041

Barrier Bank

Bank

A flat-topped bank approximately 55km northeast of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island). Depicted on Poor Knights Chart©, Eade, 1971. Adopted as official.

-35.6339, 175.8059

Barrier Ridge

Ridge

A small west-east orientated ridge approximately 35km north of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island). Depicted on Poor Knights Chart©, Mitchell, 1995. Alteration from the unofficial name, Barrier Knoll.

-35.75, 175.4933

Brodie Seamount

Seamount

A seamount approximately 210km east of East Cape. Published in two official documents. Adopted as official.

-37.4398, -178.9632

Endeavour Banks

Banks

Published on Pukaki Chart©, Summerhayes, 1966. The feature is already named Endeavour Spur (official name by New Zealand Gazette, 2010, p.4275) so is discontinued.

-53.5, 174.25

Fiordland Trench

Trench

A deep trench west of the west branch of the Alpine Fault, south of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi. Published in two official documents. Adopted as official.

-45.2239, 166.2966

Haedal Seamounts

Seamounts

Two dome-shaped seamounts in the Southern Ocean, approximately 360km east of the Balleny Islands. Published in the GEBCO Gazetteer. Adopted as official.

-67.187, 173.032

Kāretu Seavalleys

Valleys

A series of small valleys approximately 115km west of Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua. Depicted on Three Kings Chart©, Mitchell & Eade, 1990. Adopted as official.

-34.3504, 171.4374

Katz Guyot

Guyot

A guyot on Hikurangi Plateau, approximately 420km east of Gisborne. Published in two official documents. Alteration from the unofficial name, Katz Seamount.

-38.8082, -177.0013

Matheson Bank

Bank

A small bank on Chatham Rise, approximately 200km west of Chatham Island. Depicted on Bounty Chart©, Krause & Cullen, 1970. Adopted as official.

-43.9333, -179.25

Monowai Caldera

Caldera

A roughly circular caldera on Kermadec Ridge, approximately 1340km northeast of North Cape (Otou). Assigning a new name to an unnamed undersea feature.

-25.8, -177.14

North Bounty Channel

Sea Channel

The northernmost of three western tributaries of Bounty Channel, approximately 150km east-northeast of Dunedin. Depicted on Otago Chart©, Brodie, 1969. Adopted as official.

-45.8882, 172.8719

Pantin Bank

Bank

A bank forming the northern end of Ritchie Ridge, approximately 50km east-southeast of Mahia Peninsula. Depicted on Mahia Chart©, Arron & Lewis, 1992. Adopted as official.

-39.3380, 178.4587

Rakaia Seavalley

Valley

A valley approximately 70km south of Banks Peninsula. Depicted on Ellesmere Chart©, Herzer, 1980. Adopted as official.

-44.5939, 172.9464

Rapuhia Scarp

Scarp

A northwest-southeast trending continuous precipitous scarp, approximately 330km northeast of East Cape on the eastern margin of Hikurangi Plateau. Depicted on Lachlan Chart©, Carter, 1995. Adopted as official.

-36.492, -177.9558

Satgat Seamount

Seamount

A dome shaped seamount in the Southern Ocean, approximately 450km east of the Balleny Islands. Published in the GEBCO Gazetteer. Adopted as official.

-67.274, 175.1727

Scott Guyot

Guyot

A guyot in the Southern Ocean, approximately 51km southeast of Scott Island. Assigning a new name to an unnamed undersea feature.

-67.8333, -179.5

Seorak Seamount

Seamount

A dome shaped seamount in the Southern Ocean, approximately 400km east of the Balleny Islands. Published in the GEBCO Gazetteer. Adopted as official.

-67.5587, 174.1867

South Bounty Channel

Sea Channel

The southernmost of three western tributaries of Bounty Channel, approximately 150km southeast of Dunedin. Depicted on Bounty Chart©, Krause & Cullen, 1970. Adopted as official.

-46.5755, 172.4817

Taranaki Terrace

Terrace

A nearly flat terrace approximately 150km west-southwest of Cape Egmont. Depicted on Egmont Chart©, van der Linden, 1966. Alteration from the unofficial name, Egmont Terrace.

-39.6545, 172.2352

Te Kapu Bank

Bank

A bank separated from the continental slope by Ritchie Ridge, approximately 60km east-southeast of Mahia Peninsula. Depicted on Mahia Chart©, Arron & Lewis, 1992. Adopted as official.

-39.3245, 178.5872

Whenuanuipapa Plain

Plain

A large flat area of seafloor beyond the foot of the continental slope, between East Cape and Mahia Peninsula. Depicted on Cook Chart©, Baldwin & Lewis, 1991. Adopted as official.

-38.2928, -179.0113

 

Notice of Decisions to Approve and Discontinue Undersea Feature Names

Schedule

Approved or Discontinued Undersea Feature Name

Undersea Feature Type

Description

Coordinates

(latitude, longitude)

Ahipara Banks

Banks

Two banks, North Ahipara Bank and South Ahipara Bank, offshore from the southern end of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach. Depicted on Chart NZ 23.

-35.0933, 172.8925

Albatross Canyon

Canyon

An undersea canyon approximately 3km southeast of Antipodes Island. Depicted on Antipodes Island Chart©, Cullen, 1969.

-49.725, 178.828

Anchor Ridge

Ridge

A ridge adjacent to the entrance to Bluff Harbour. Depicted on Chart NZ 6821.

-46.6185, 168.3788

Entrance Shoal

Shoal

A shoal adjacent to the entrance to Bluff Harbour. Depicted on Chart NZ 6821.

-46.624, 168.3657

Green Rock

Reef

An undersea reef approximately 850m offshore from the northeast side of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island). Depicted on Chart NZ 5223

-36.1437, 175.3007

Mōtītī Scarp

Scarp

A downslope scarp approximately 45km east-northeast of Mount Maunganui. Depicted on Bay of Plenty Chart©, Wright, 1989.

-37.55, 176.7

North Ahipara Bank

Bank

A small bank approximately 27km west of the southern end of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach. Depicted on Chart NZ 42.

-35.0399, 172.8714

Oariki Seavalley

Valley

A north-south aligned valley approximately 16km east of Whakaari/White Island. Depicted on Bay of Plenty Chart©, Wright, 1989.

-37.5113, 177.3772

Ranfurly Canyon

Canyon

A north-south aligned break in the outer continental slope, approximately 20km northeast of East Cape. Depicted on East Cape Chart©, Blackmore, 1996.

-37.5434, 178.6798

Terror Shoal

Shoal

The shoal feature does not exist. No longer a recorded undersea feature name, and so is Discontinued.

-52.5517, 169.176

 

Corrigendum - Notice of Adopted Undersea Feature Names

In the notice with the above heading published in the New Zealand Gazette, 16 December 2010, page 4275:

For Endeavour Spur replace “52°00.00’S, 176°00.00’E, 55°30.00’S, 176°30.00’E” with “-53.5, 174.25”.

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2019