Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of Decisions to Adopt, Assign and Discontinue Undersea Feature Names

Pursuant to sections 10(1)(d), 25 and 26 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) gives notice of one adopted, 11 assigned, and one discontinued undersea feature names beyond New Zealand’s 12 nautical mile territorial limit, as described in the Schedule below.

The Board’s final determinations on these undersea feature names took effect on 16 July 2020.

Schedule

Adopted, Assigned, or Discontinued Undersea Feature Name Description
Chilton Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -71.0843 latitude, 174.0984 longitude. Assigned as official.
Farr Knoll An undersea knoll in the Southern Ocean at -70.5740 latitude, 174.0601 longitude. Assigned as official.
Herriott Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -71.5652 latitude, 173.7724 longitude. Assigned as official.
Ice Bird Seamount An undersea seamount in the Southern Ocean at -66.1440 latitude, 165.9437 longitude. Assigned as official.
Iselin Seamount Depicted on Chart NZ 14065 at -70.75 latitude, 178.25 longitude. Recent bathymetric surveys show that the feature does not exist. No longer an official undersea feature name (official by New Zealand Gazette, 28 May 2015, Notice No. 2015-ln3063), and so is discontinued.
Kidson Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -69.4055 latitude, 178.0627 longitude. Assigned as official.
Laing Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -70.7456 latitude, 174.1974 longitude. Assigned as official.
Leachman Ridge An undersea ridge in the Southern Ocean at -69.6745 latitude, 178.769 longitude. Assigned as official.
Lewis Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -65.9978 latitude, 165.7832 longitude. Assigned as official.
Pelorus Ridge An undersea ridge in the Southern Ocean at -71.2132 latitude, 172.1649 longitude. Assigned as official.
Ruatōria Scarp An undersea escarpment in the South Pacific Ocean, offshore from East Cape at -37.7136 latitude, 179.3363 longitude. Adopted as official.
Skey Hill An undersea hill in the Southern Ocean at -70.9190 latitude, 174.1751 longitude. Assigned as official.
Solo Seamount An undersea seamount in the Southern Ocean at -66.2016 latitude, 165.9942 longitude. Assigned as official.

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of July 2020.

W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.