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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 11 proposals to assign new, or to alter existing, geographic names around the country.

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

Macraes (for township) – closes 5 September, 2014;

Waikoura (for locality) – closes 5 September, 2014;

Waikoura Stream – closes 5 September, 2014;

Tutoko Basin – closes 11 July, 2014;

Makere Basin – closes 11 July, 2014;

Stokes Beach – closes 5 September 2014;

Otūmoetai Beach – closes 5 September, 2014;

Otūmoetai (for suburb) – closes 5 September, 2014;

Otūmoetai Pā – closes 5 September, 2014;

Otūmoetai Channel – closes 5 September, 2014;

Tindale Creek – closes 11 July, 2014.

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 NZGB further advises that it has:

• Adopted official names for 26 undersea features;

• Assigned or Altered 13 undersea feature names;

• Approved as official 105 recorded names in the Nelson region;

• Discontinued five official names;

• Assigned six Antarctic names; and

• Notified the final determination by the Minister for Land Information for an island name.

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

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