Topic
Place naming
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Resource category
Regulatory document
Resource status
Current
Resource ID
60002

This standard sets out the New Zealand Geographic Board’s criteria for naming features and places in New Zealand.

Under the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (NZGBA) the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) assigns, approves, alters and discontinues official and recorded place names in New Zealand.

This standard provides guidelines for making a place name proposal to ensure that naming features and places in New Zealand is undertaken in a way that meets the provisions of the NZGBA, delivers the NZGB’s strategic goals, contributes to effective location identification, and reflects New Zealand’s culture and heritage.