Pursuant to section 12 of the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 1946, notice is hereby given of the intention of the
New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa to assign new place names or alter existing place names, stated in the first column of the Schedule below, to the respective places described in the second column of the said Schedule.
Objection to the proposed new or altered place names may be given in writing, setting out the grounds for objection, to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, care of Land Information New Zealand, Private Box 5501, Wellington 6145, within a period of three months from the date of the New Zealand Gazette containing this notice.
South Auckland Land District
Waireinga Falls Waterfall on the Pakoka River, north of Aotea Harbour, and approximately 11km south of Raglan, topographic map 260-Q15 & R15 Kawhia, GR 769 643. Alteration from Bridal Veil Falls, and restoration of an original Maori name.
Wellington Land District
Te Motu o Poutoa Historic pa site located on an elevated area of the left bank of the Manawatu River, covering Anzac Park and overlooking Palmerston North, topographic map 260-T24 Palmerston North, GR 332 891. Not named on current map.
Marlborough and Nelson Land Districts
Elliott Peak Mountain at height 861m, located in the range 2km south of Okiwi Bay, Croisilles Harbour, Marlborough Sounds, topographic map 260-O27 Nelson, GR 648 085. Spelling alteration from Elliot Peak.
Nelson Land District
Rangitoto ki te Tonga/D’Urville Island Major island at the northern extremity of Marlborough Sounds, topographic map260-O26, P25 & Pt P26 D’Urville, GR 825 420. Updating the dual naming format from Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D’Urville Island) and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 17 February 1983, No. 18, page 409, and New Zealand Gazette, 19 January 1984, No. 3, page 89.
Canterbury Land District
Cradock Stream Stream flowing generally southerly from Mystery Lake below Dogs Range and into Lake Clearwater, located in the foothills inland from Ashburton, topographic map260-J36 Mount Harper/Mahaanui, source: GR 503 388, confluence: GR 502 323. Spelling alteration from Craddock Stream.
Downs Creek Stream flowing generally south-easterly from Geraldine Downs and into the Waihi River, passing west of Geraldine, topographic map 260-J38 Geraldine, source: GR 661 796, confluence: GR 703 747. Not named on current map.
Specimen Creek Stream flowing generally easterly from the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana and into the Wilberforce River, topographic map 260-K33 Otira, source: GR 730 028, confluence: GR 745 022. Spelling alteration from Speciman Creek.
Dated at Wellington this 15th day of May 2008.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.