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Consultation open for place name proposals

Consultation open for place name proposals

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa has today opened public consultation on 18 proposals to assign new, or to alter or discontinue existing, geographic names around the country.

From today, various newspapers throughout the country will include public notice advertisements. Now open for public consultation are proposals to:

Assign a new name:

Pūkorokoro Hot Springs – to an unnamed feature known as ‘Miranda Hot Springs’;

Alter existing official or recorded names:

Pūkorokoro Hill – from ‘Pukorokoro’ (recorded);

Pūkorokoro / Miranda (locality) – from ‘Miranda’ (recorded);

Pūkorokoro Stream – from ‘Pukorokoro Stream’ (recorded);

Waiotahe (locality) – from ‘Waiotahi’ (official);

Waiotahe Beach – from ‘Waiotahi Beach’ (official);

Waiotahe Beach (locality) – from ‘Waiotahi Beach’ (official);

Waiotahe Estuary Scenic Reserve – from Waiotahi Estuary Scenic Reserve (official);

Waiotahe Forest – from ‘Waiotahi Forest’ (official);

Waiotahe Knoll – from ‘Waiotahi Knoll’ (undersea recorded);

Waiotahe River – from ‘Waiotahi River’ (official);

Waiotahe Rock – from ‘Waiotahi Rock’ (undersea recorded);

Waiotahe Scenic Reserve – from ‘Waiotahi Scenic Reserve’ (official);

Waiotahe Spit Historic Reserve - from ‘Waiotahi Spit Historic Reserve’ (official);

Waiotahe Spit Scenic Reserve – from ‘Waiotahi Spit Scenic Reserve’ (official);

Waiotahe Valley (locality) – from ‘Waiotahi Valley’ (official);

Te Ramaroa / Mackays Crossing (Locality) – from ‘Mackays Crossing’ (recorded).

Discontinue names:

Miranda Hot Springs (locality) – for a locality that does not exist.

Any member of the public can make a submission 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 online forms, or to nzgbsubmissions@linz.govt.nz.

The deadline for submissions is 28 November 2014.

The NZGB further advises that it has:

• Approved as official 66 recorded names;

• Altered three existing official names; and

• Discontinued two official names.

Visit the LINZ website for information about these names, general place naming and the New Zealand Geographic Board.

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