23 October 2015
Consultation open on place name proposals
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) will next week open public consultation on eight
proposals to assign or alter names of geographic features around the country.
• Lake Ferry – to the Wairarapa village known as ‘Lake Ferry’ (the adjacent ‘Lake Onoke’ is not proposed to be
Alter existing recorded names
• Kānuka Hills – alteration from ‘Nigger Hill’ in North Canterbury;
• Maunga Kākaramea – alteration from ‘Maungakakaramea’ and ‘Rainbow Mountain’ near Rotorua;
• Steelhead Stream – alteration from ‘Nigger Stream’ in North Canterbury;
• Tawhai Hill – alteration from ‘Niggerhead’ in North Canterbury;
• Tokomairaro River – spelling correction from ‘Tokomairiro River’ in South Otago;
• Tokomairaro River East Branch – spelling correction from ‘Tokomairiro River East Branch’ in South Otago; and
• Tokomairaro River West Branch – spelling correction from ‘Tokomairiro River West Branch’ in South Otago.
Consultation on these names starts on 29 October 2015, and closes on either 4 December 2015 or 29 January 2016. Details
about each proposal will be publicly available from the LINZ website on 29 October.
Anyone can make a submission during the consultation period either in support of, or objecting to, these proposals.
Submissions can be made in writing to the Secretary for the New Zealand Geographic Board, via the LINZ website, or
email@example.com, or via post to: Level 7, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace, PO Box 5501,
In addition to the eight proposals being consulted on, final decisions on 217 geographic New Zealand and Antarctica
names became official and four were discontinued on 29 October.
Visit the LINZ website for information about general place naming and the New Zealand Geographic Board.