Pursuant to sections 19 and 21(2) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, the
New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“the Board”) hereby gives notice of the final determinations to assign new or alter existing place names.
These are now official geographic names and are specified in the first column of the Schedule below (“the Schedule”).
The geographic feature type that each name relates to is set out in the second column of the Schedule.
The description for each name is set out in the third column of the Schedule.
The Board’s final determinations on these place names take effect on 5 November 2009.
First Column Second Column Third Column
Official Geographic Names Geographic
Feature Type Description
North Auckland Land District
Dargaville Branch Railway Line From Waiotira to Dargaville. Topo50 maps AX30 – Whangarei, AX29 – Tangowahine, and AX28 – Dargaville, GR 083 225 to GR 780 223. Alteration
from Dargaville Industrial Line and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette,
29 August 1996, No. 94, page 2470.
Granville Point Coastal Point In the far north, south of Great Exhibition Bay and north-west of Rangaunu Bay. Topo50 map AU26 – Waiharara, GR 142 529. Spelling alteration from Grenville Point (recorded name).
Onehunga Branch Railway Line From Penrose to Onehunga. Topo50 map BA32 – Auckland, GR 617 136 to GR 591 112. Alteration from Onehunga Industrial Line and replacing previous
New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1996, No. 94, page 2470.
Southdown Branch Railway Line From Westfield to Auckland Freight Terminal. Topo50 map BA32 – Auckland, GR 631 104 to GR 613 121. Alteration from Auckland Freight Branch and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1996, No. 94, page 2470.
South Auckland Land District
Opango Stream Stream In Coromandel Range, flowing south into Hihi Stream. Topo50 map BB35 – Hikuai, source: GR 387 925, confluence: GR 379 912. Spelling alteration from Opango Stream (macron added) and location confirmed. Replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 26 November 1953, No. 67, page 1920.
Hawke’s Bay Land District
Branch Railway Line From Napier Junction to Napier Port. Topo50 maps BK39 – Hastings and BJ39 – Whirinaki, GR 367 207 to GR 371 228. Alteration from Napier Freight Branch and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1996, No. 94, page 2470.
Wellington Land District
Ward Island Island In Wellington Harbour (Port Nicholson). Topo50 map BQ32 – Lower Hutt, GR 567 269. Spelling alteration from Makaro/Ward Island (macron and spaces to be added) and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 12 June 1997, No. 60, page 1403.
Nelson Land District
Washbourn Creek Creek Approximately 8km south of Collingwood, flowing north into Parapara Inlet. Topo50 map BN24 – Collingwood, source: GR 723 893, mouth: GR 729 906. Spelling alteration from Washbourne Creek (recorded name).
Westland Land District
Creek Creek In Toaroha Range, south-east of Hokitika, flowing west then south into
Toaroha River. Topo50 map BV19 – Lake Kaniere, source: GR 508 370, confluence: GR 500 362. Spelling alteration from Chamberlin Creek (recorded name).
Clarke Mound Hill In Solution Range, height 1105m, east of Haast. Topo50 map BY13 – Lake Paringa, GR 236 326. Spelling alteration from Clarkes Mound (recorded name).
Katau Creek Creek In Westland National Park/Tai Poutini National Park, flowing south into Copland River. Topo50 map BX14 – Gillespies Beach, source: GR 458 687, confluence: GR 461 663. New name for a feature not named.
Katau Knob Hill In Westland National Park/Tai Poutini National Park, height 1211m, at the
south-west end of Copland Range. Topo50 map BX14 – Gillespies Beach, GR 462 687. Spelling alteration from Ngataus Knob (recorded name).
Creek Creek In Westland National Park/Tai Poutini National Park, flowing south into Copland River. Topo50 map BX14 – Gillespies Beach, source: GR 478 690, confluence: GR 468 663. New name for a feature not named.
River River Significant river, west of the main divide and east of Haast, flowing generally
south-west from McKerrow Glacier into Haast River. Topo50 maps BY13 – Lake Paringa, BY14 – Mount Ward, and BY15 – Birch Hill, source: GR 542 540, confluence: GR 132 246. Extent confirmed (recorded name): southern portion is
not Clarke River.
Chamberlain Mountain In Toaroha Range, height 1786m, south-east of Hokitika. Topo50 map, BV19 – Lake Kaniere, GR 521 372. Spelling alteration from Mount Chamberlin (recorded name).
Stillwater–Ngakawau Line Railway Line From Stillwater to Ngakawau. Topo50 maps BT19 – Runanga, BT20 – Ahaura, BT21 – Waiuta, BS21 – Reefton, BS20 – Charleston, BR20 – Westport, BR21 – Granity, GR 643 004 to GR 064 929. Alteration from Stillwater-Westport Line
and replacing previous New Zealand Gazette, 15 January 1998, No. 1, page 78.
Tatawhaka Creek Creek In Westland National Park/Tai Poutini National Park, flowing south-west into Copland River. Topo50 map BX15 – Fox Glacier, source: GR 510 676, confluence: GR 496 664. New name for a feature not named.
Canterbury Land District
Lake Hood Lake Approximately 6km south of Ashburton, bounded at east by Ashburton River/
Hakatere and west by Stranges Road. Topo50 map BY21 – Ashburton, GR 014 308. New name for a feature locally named.
Lake Opuha Lake Approximately 12km north of Fairlie, near the confluence of South Opuha River, Ribbonwood Creek, and North Opuha River, and east of Clayton Road. Topo50 map BY18 – Ashwick Flat, GR 296 271. New name for a feature locally named.
Tai Tapu Locality Approximately 6km south-east of Lincoln. Topo50 map BX23 – Lincoln, GR 636 655. Format alteration from Taitapu (recorded name).
Southland Land District
Mount Aitkin Mountain South-western extremity of the South Island, height 1189m, east of Lake Hakapoua and south-west of Lake Poteriteri. Topo50 map CF06 – Lake Poteriteri, GR 365 731. Spelling alteration from Mount Aitken (recorded name). Geodetic mark, coded A0AH, named “T MT AITKEN”, not beaconed, is located at the summit.
Krone Creek Creek West of Dea’s Head, flowing north-east into Port Ross. Topographic map
260-Auckland Islands, source: GR 033 151, mouth: GR 038 157. New name for a feature not named.
Seeliger Creek Creek West of Johnson Point, flowing east north-east into Port Ross above Terror Cove. Topographic map 260-Auckland Islands, source: GR 006 134, mouth: GR 032 145. New name for a feature not named.
Venus Valley Valley North of Terror Cove, along the coastal margin around Seeliger Creek, and
around the site of the place marked as “German expedition” on topographic map 260-Auckland Islands, GR 032 146. New name for a feature not named.
Dated at Wellington this 5th day of November 2009.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.