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Notice Title

Notice of Adopted Undersea Feature Names

Pursuant to sections 26 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 85 adopted undersea features names.
These are now official geographic names and are specified in the first column of the Schedule below ("the Schedule").
The generic feature type that they relate 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 determination on these adopted undersea features names takes effect on 16 December 2010.
Schedule
Undersea Feature Names (85)
First Column Second Column Third Column
Official Undersea Feature Name Undersea Generic Feature Type Description
Adare Basin Basin 71°23.04'S, 175°08.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin lying due east of Cape Adare. Named in association with Cape Adare. Depicted on Davey, 2004. (Ross Sea Bathymetry, Ch)
Antipodes Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 50°00.00'S, 176°00.00'W; 70°00.00'S, 125°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. Named in association with Antipodes Islands. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
Aucklands Escarpment Escarpment 55°00.00'S, 164°00.00'E; 49°00.00'S, 166°00.00'E. West of Auckland Islands. The slope that forms the western boundary of the Campbell Plateau. Descends to
the Solander Trough and the Emerald Basin. Extends southwards to 750km from the edge of the continental shelf off Stewart Island. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14, NZOI Bathymetric map "Macquarie".
Axthelm Seamount Seamount 65º 45.00'S, 168º 24.00'E. Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14, NZOI Bathymetric map "Balleny".
Campbell Escarpment Escarpment 53°57.00'S, 172°30.00'E. Campbell Plateau. The escarpment clearly defines the eastern margin of the Campbell Plateau. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
Central Basin Basin 70°50.00'S, 176°45.00'E; 71°40.00'S, 178°00.00'E; 72°40.00'S, 176°30.00'E; 72°45.00'S, 179°30.00'E; 71°00.00'S, 180°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. The feature is located midway between Adare Basin and Iselin Bank, and approximately in the centre of the Ross Sea margin. It also lies approximately on the northern extension of a geological rift under the continental shelf referred to as Central Trough. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Charcot Ridge Ridge 66°06.00'S, 165°28.70'E; 66°12.00'S, 165°12.00'E; 67°00.00'S, 165°42.00'E. Balleny Islands, Ross Dependency. A NW-SE trending ridge, paralleling and 30km to the NE of the Balleny Islands. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
Davey Bank Bank 76°03.00'S, 166°18.00'E. Ross Dependency. The feature is on the continental shelf, approximately 15km long in north-south direction and 1km wide. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Dolphin Seamount Seamount 39°28.16'S, 163°26.14'E. Lord Howe Rise. A large seamount that lies at the western edge of the Lord Howe Rise continental slope. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10, NZ 24.
East Adare Ridge Ridge 69°19.80'S, 172°15.00'E; 70°51.00'S, 173°24.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea ridge that borders the eastern side of the Adare Trough. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Emerald Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 62°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea fracture zone running the distance from the south-west corner of the Campbell Plateau to the northern tip of Iselin Bank. Depicted on SCAR #4225.
Endeavour Spur Spur 52°00.00'S, 176°00.00'E; 55°30.00'S, 176°30.00'E. Subantarctic Slope. A N-S trending elevation extending from near the base of the Subantarctic Slope east of Campbell Island southwards for 500km into the Southwest Pacific Basin. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
Glacier Rise Rise 67°42.00'S, 166°54.00'E. East of Balleny Islands, Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Hallett Ridge Ridge 71°00.00'S, 176°40.00'E; 71°30.00'S, 177°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea ridge that runs in a N-S trend between the Central and Adare Basins. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Heirtzler Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 63°30.00'S, 162°30.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea fracture zone. Depicted on SCAR #16689.
Hikurangi Trough Trough 41°45.00'S, 177°20.00'E. East Coast, North Island. A NE-SW trending trough between the continental slope on the eastern side of the North Island and the Chatham Rise. Depicted on van der Linden, 1968 (Cook Chart); Lewis, 1976 (Turnagain Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Iselin Bank Bank 71°45.00'S, 177°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. A submarine bank lying north of Pennell Bank in the Ross Sea, Ross Dependency. Depicted on SCAR #6950;
NZ 14065; NZ 14900.
Iselin Trough Trough 71°11.16'S, 169°51.90'W. Ross Dependency. A SW-NE trending trough that lies due east of the Iselin Bank and is named in association with the Iselin Bank. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14; Davey F. J., 2004. Ross Sea Bathymetry, 1:2,000,000, version 1.0 Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences geophysical map16.
Kaiwhata Bank Bank 41°28.00'S, 175°53.00'W; 41°19.00'S, 176°16.00'W. Wairarapa shelf, North Island. A bank named in association with Kaiwhata River. Depicted on Pantin, 1963; Pantin, 1963 (Palliser Chart); Mitchell, 1988 (Palliser Chart); Baldwin
& Lewis, 1991 (Cook Chart).
Lord Howe Rise Rise 24°00.00'S, 161°30.00'E; 37°00.00'S, 166°00.00'E. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10.
Macquarie Ridge Ridge 47°00.00'S, 166°00.00'E; 59°20.00'S, 159°30.00'E. South-West Pacific. A ridge named in association with Macquarie Island. Depicted on NZ 28; NZ 224F; NZ 14065; Brodie & Dawson, 1965; Summerhayes, 1967 (Macquarie Chart); Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Chart); Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Cullen, 1970 (Macquarie Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Nathaniel B. Palmer Seamount Seamount 69°55.00'S, 176°10.00'E. Ross Dependency. Conspicuous seamount north of Hallett Ridge. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
New Caledonia Trough Trough 29°00.00'S, 162°40.00'E; 37°00.00'S, 162°40.00'E; 37°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E; 29°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E. NW New Zealand. A major bathymetric feature extending north-west from Taranaki, New Zealand, between the Challenger Plateau, Lord Howe Rise and the Norfolk Ridge. Name often interchanged with New Caledonia Basin. Depicted on Marshall, 1910; van der Linden, 1966; Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); Baldwin & Lewis, 1991 (Cook Ch); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Pacific-Antarctic Ridge Ridge 61°30.00'S, 161°00.00'E; 62°00.00'S, 160°00.00'W; 54°30.00'S, 130°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. The southern part of the Albatross Cordillera that extends from the Eltanin Fracture Zone to the Antarctic coast. Depicted on SCAR #10806.
Pitman Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 58°00.00'S, 175°00.00'W; 67°42.00'S, 163°30.00'W; 71°00.00'S, 155°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. Depicted on SCAR #16741.
Pukaki Seachannel Channel 48°05.40'S, 175°30.00'E. A canyon incised into the northern margin of the Campbell Plateau. Its head is at the eastern end of the Pukaki Rise and the western end of the Pukaki Saddle. Depicted on Krause and Cullen, 1970 (Bounty Chart).
Puysegur Trench Trench 48°01.88'S, 164°28.82'E. SW South Island, Fiordland shelf. Trends NNE-SSW
on the western side of the Macquarie Ridge near its northern end. Depicted on
NZ 14600; NZ 14601; Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Islands Chart); van der Linden, 1972 (Resolution Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Saint-Exupéry Guyot Guyot 62°28.00'S, 153°03.00'W. Ross Dependency.
Saunders Basin Bank 76°50.00'S, 155°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin in the central Ross shelf named in association with Saunders Coast. Depicted on SCAR #12754.
Scholl Deep Deep 31°56.00'S, 177°17.00'W. Kermadecs. A deep, N-S aligned approximately 2km long narrow depression in the central Kermadec Trench. The bottom of the feature is at 10,000m and rises to 8000m before the sides broaden and flatten out. Maximum depth: >10,000m. Depicted on Wright et al., 1997 (Esperance Chart).
South Norfolk
Basin Basin 32°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E. Northern New Zealand. A basin centred midway between North Cape and Norfolk Island. Bounded on the east by the Three Kings Ridge. Named in association with Norfolk Island. Depicted on CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart); Doutch 1986; Kroenke et al., 1983.
Southwest Pacific Basin Basin 23°00.00'S, 170°00.00'W; 42°00.00'S, 132°00.00'W; 54°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E. South-east of New Zealand. A deep basin bounded on the west by the Tonga and Kermadec Trenches, the Subantarctic Slope and the Macquarie Ridge, in the southeast by the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, and in the north-east by the chain of Polynesian Islands that extends from Easter Island, through Tuamoto Islands, the Society Islands, the northern Cook Islands, and the Tokelau Islands to Samoa. Vast triangular abyssal basin. Depicted on Wiseman & Ovey, 1954; Brodie & Hatherton 1958; Mammerickx et al., 1971 (Ch); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Umitaka Seamount Seamount 67°24.00'S, 167°12.00'E. East of Balleny Islands, Ross Dependency. Depicted
on GEBCO 5.18.
Bollons Seamount Seamount 49°47.52'S, 176°39.89'W. East of Campbell Plateau. A large isolated conical seamount formed from a rifted continental block. Depicted on GEBCO 5.12;
INT 61; NZ 14060; NZ 14065; NZ 14061; NZ 14612; NZ 223F New Zealand
& Adjacent Ocean Areas. 1:3,500,000; CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Borchgrevink Canyon Canyon 70°15.00'S, 170°15.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon on the continental rise east of Iselin Bank. Named in association with Borchgrevink Coast. Depicted on SCAR #1599.
Bowers Canyon Canyon 71°55.00'S, 172°30.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon west of Iselin Bank in the Ross Sea. Named in association with Bowers Glacier. Depicted on SCAR #1682; GEBCO 5.18.
Byrd Canyon Canyon 75°30.00'S, 157°15.00'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon. Depicted on SCAR #2152.
Campbell Plateau Plateau 51°00.00'S, 170°00.00'E. The triangular, southern part of the New Zealand Plateau bounded by the North Bounty Slope to the north, the Antipodes Scarp (southern Subantarctic Slope) to the south-east, and by the Aucklands Slope to the west.
From it rise the New Zealand Subantarctic islands. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14; INT 60; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14065; NZ 27; NZ 28; NZ 29; NZ 31; NZ 223F
New Zealand & Adjacent Ocean Areas. 1:3,500,000; Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Summerhayes, 1967 (Campbell Chart); Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Islands Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Campbell Rise Rise 52°30.00'S, 170°00.00'E. The rise on the Campbell Plateau, encompassing Campbell Island. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14; CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Challenger Plateau Plateau 38°30.00'S, 168°40.00'E. The shoaler, south-eastern portion of the Lord Howe Rise, extending from the foot of the continental slope off western Cook Strait to the Bellona Gap. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 60; INT 600; INT 641; NZ 14060; NZ 14601; NZ 14065; NZ 14061; NZ 21; NZ 24; NZ 25; NZ 223F; Eade & van der Linden, 1977 (Bellona Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Chatham Rise Rise 43°30.00'S, 180°00.00'E. The ridge-like eastern part of the New Zealand Plateau, extending from 100km east of Banks Peninsula eastward for 1,400km.
Named in association with the Chatham Islands. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 60; NZ 14600; NZ 14061; NZ 14065; NZ 26; Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Carter, 1980
(NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Colbeck Basin Basin 77°00.00'S, 159°30.00'W. Ross Dependency. A deep undersea basin of the central Ross shelf. Named in association with Cape Colbeck. Depicted on SCAR #2817.
Colville Ridge Ridge 29°30.00'S, 180°00.00'E. Northern New Zealand. Extends 300km north-eastwards from the lower continental slope off the Coromandel Peninsula. A 2500m deep saddle separates it from the South Fiji Ridge to the north. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 600; NZ 14600; NZ 14602; NZ 223F New Zealand & Adjacent Ocean Areas; van der Linden, 1968 (Three Kings Chart); Wright, 1989 (Cuvier Chart);
Wright, 1990 (Havre Trough Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart); NZ UNCLOS Submission (2008).
Crary Bank Bank 75°00.00'S, 169°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. A north-east trending bank of the central Ross continental shelf. Named in association with Crary Ice Rise. Depicted on SCAR #3090; GEBCO 5.18; NZ 14065; NZ 14900.
Drygalski Basin Basin 74°50.00'S, 166°30.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin. Named in association with Drygalski Ice Tongue. Depicted on SCAR #3899.
Emerald Basin Basin 52°00.00'S, 163°30.00'E. A basin that lies between the Macquarie Ridge
and the Campbell Plateau. Depicted on Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Chart); GEBCO 5.14.
Erebus Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 63°00.00'S, 177°00.00'E; 65°30.00'S, 175°18.00'W; 67°30.00'S, 170°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. Depicted in GEBCO 5.14.
Franklin Shoal Shoal 76°00.00'S, 169°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. Shoal named in association with Franklin Island. Depicted on SCAR #4923.
Glomar Challenger Basin Basin 76°53.28'S, 176°26.16'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Havre Trough Trough 31°25.99'S, 179°47.99'W. A discontinuous trough approximately 112km wide, extending from the foot of the continental slope off the Bay of Plenty, towards the NNE for 1000km. Named in association with the Havre Rocks at the southern end of the Kermadec Islands; they are the nearest land to the midpoint of the depression. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 600; NZ 22; NZ 222; NZ 14600; NZ 14605;
NZ 14638; Wright et al., 1990; Wright, 1990 (Havre Trough Chart); Wright et al., 1990; Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Hillary Canyon Canyon 73°46.92'S, 173°44.88'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon along the eastern flank of the Iselin Bank, trending SW-NE. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
JOIDES Basin Basin 74°30.00'S, 174°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. A north-east trending undersea basin of the central Ross continental shelf. Depicted on SCAR #7200; GEBCO 5.18.
Kermadec Ridge Ridge 31°33.59'S, 178°48.41'W. Northern New Zealand. West of the Kermadec Trench extending from 200km off the Bay of Plenty north-eastward for 900 nautical miles. Named in association with the Kermadec Islands. Separated from the Tonga Ridge by a 200m deep saddle at 26°30’S. Depicted on NZ 22; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14600; NZ 14605; NZ 14638; Fleming, 1951; Brodie & Pantin, 1960 (North Is Chart); Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); van der Linden, 1968 (Three Kings Chart).
Kermadec Trench Trench 28°05.71'S, 175°47.41'W. Northern New Zealand. Extending from 90km
offshore from Gisborne, at 3600m deep, north-eastward for 1,300km to latitude 26°S. Separated from the Tonga Trench to the north by a 6,000m deep sill.
Depicted on NZ 22; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14605; NZ 14613; NZ 14638; Fleming, 1951; Brodie & Pantin, 1960 (North Is Chart); Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); Baldwin & Lewis, 1991 (Cook Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
Lau Basin Basin 27°00.00'S, 179°00.00'W. Kermadecs. A shallow area between the Lau Ridge to the west and the Tonga Ridge to the east, which is aligned N-S. Name in association with the Fijian group of Lau Islands. Depicted on Hawkins, 1974; Packham
& Terrill, 1975.
Little America
Basin Basin 77°30.00'S, 162°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin named in association with the science station Little America. Depicted on SCAR #8526.
Lyall Basin Basin 70°30.00'S, 167°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
Marie Byrd Canyon Canyon 75°00.00'S, 152°50.00'W. Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Mawson Bank Bank 73°30.00'S, 174°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. Depicted on SCAR #9177; NZ 14065; NZ 14900.
Mernoo Bank Bank 43°20.00'S, 175°15.00'E. Chatham Rise. A bank at the western end of the Chatham Rise between 150km and 200km east of Banks Peninsula. Depicted on Hefferd, 1949; Krause, 1964 (Bounty Chart); Krause & Cullen, 1970 (Bounty Chart); Herzer, 1977 (Mernoo Chart); GEBCO 5.10; NZ 23; NZ 26; NZ 27; NZ 224F; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14600; NZ 14601.
Nordenskj"ld Basin Basin 76°03.00'S, 165°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin named in association with the Nordenskjold Ice Tongue. Depicted on SCAR #10347.
Norfolk Ridge Ridge 27°00.00'S, 167°30.00'E. Tasman Sea. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 60.
Norfolk Trough Trough 35°50.00'S, 168°00.00'E. Tasman Sea. Depicted on IHO/IOC (1988) Chart 40-600; NZ 21/INT 641; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14600; NZ 14601.
Oates Bank Bank 70°15.00'S, 165°00.00'E. Ross Dependency. A bank named in association with Oates Coast. Depicted on SCAR #10493.
Oates Canyon Canyon 68°00.00'S, 164°30.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon on the continental rise east of Iselin Bank. Named in association with Oates Coast. Depicted on SCAR #10494.
Osbourn Seamount Guyot 25°59.70'S, 174°56.16'W. Kermadec. A guyot-type seamount lying immediately east of the Kermadec Trench. The northernmost of the Louisville Seamount Chain. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; INT 60.
Pennell Bank Bank 74°30.00'S, 179°59.00'E. Ross Dependency. A large north-east trending bank on the continental shelf in the eastern Ross Sea, extending across Ross Sea from Cape Adare to King Edward VII Land. Depicted on SCAR #11080; NZ 14065; NZ 14900.
Prestrud Bank Bank 77°30.00'S, 159°30.00'W. Ross Dependency. A bank named in association with Prestrud Inlet. Depicted on SCAR #11578; NZ 14065.
Reinga Ridge Ridge 33°20.00'S, 170°05.00'E. South of Norfolk Ridge. Trends NW-SW between
the southern end of the main Norfolk Ridge (north of Wanganella Bank) and the Maria Ridge off Northland. Extends from 200km to 400km north-west of Cape Reinga. Depicted on NZ 21/INT 641; NZ 223F; NZ 14061; NZ 14600; NZ 14601; NZ 14602; van der Linden, 1967; Lawrence, 1967 (Ch); van der Linden, 1968 (Three Kings Chart).
Reserve Bank Bank 43°15.00'S, 177°05.00'E. Western Chatham Rise. A bank about 300km east of Banks Peninsula. Depicted on NZ 224F; NZ 14600; Krause, 1964 (Bounty Chart); Krause & Cullen, 1970 (Bounty Chart).
Rumble III Seamount Seamount 35°44.47'S, 178°29.80'E. Kermadecs. A volcanic seamount on the slope between the northern part of the Raukumara Plain and the southern end of the Havre Trough. Depicted on NZ 22; NZ 23; NZ 223F; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14605; Kibblewhite 1966; Kibblewhite 1967; Kibblewhite et al., 1967; Brothers 1967;
Smith and Brothers 1988 Wright 1994; Wright 1997; Wright et al., 2002; Kibblewhite & Denham, 1967; van der Linden, 1968 (Three Kings Chart);
Terrill & Packham, 1974 (Ch); Wright, 1990 (Havre Trough Chart).
Saint-Exupéry Fracture Zone Fracture Zone 67°00.00'S, 141°00.00'W; 62°15.00'S, 155°25.00'W; 60°40.00'S, 160°00.00'W; 59°00.00'S, 167°00.00'W. Ross Dependency.
Scott Canyon Canyon 71°29.82'S, 179°26.28'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon that lies between the Hallett Ridge to the west and the Iselin Bank to the east. The canyon starts in the Central Basin and trends NNW. Depicted on Vanney et al., 1981.
Scott Seamounts Seamounts 67°30.00'S, 179°54.00'W; 68°00.00'S 179°54.00'W; 69°30.00'S, 178°48.00'W. Ross Dependency. Seamounts named in association with Scott Island. Depicted on SCAR #12910; NZ 14065; NZ 14900.
Scott Shoal Shoal 73°14.00'S, 177°45.00'E. Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Shackleton Canyon Canyon 75°15.00'S, 166°00.00'W. Ross Dependency. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Solander Trough Trough 49°41.21'S, 165°01.31'E. Puysegur shelf. A trough extending about 500m SSW from Solander Island at the western end of Foveaux Strait. Separates the northern end of the Macquarie Ridge from the shelves around Stewart Island, the Snares, and the Auckland Islands. Increases in depth and in width towards the south and merges into the 400m deep Emerald Basin at its southern end. Depicted on NZ 24; NZ 25; NZ 28; NZ 224F; NZ 14060; NZ 14061; NZ 14065; NZ 14600; NZ 14601; Brodie, 1958a, b; Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Is Chart); Summerhayes, 1967 (Auckland Chart); van der Linden & Hayes, 1972 (Resolution Chart); Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); CANZ, 1997 (NZ Region Chart).
South Fiji Basin Basin 26°00.00'S, 176°00.00'E. Depicted on INT 605.
Sulzberger Basin Basin 77°00.00'S, 152°30.00'W. Ross Dependency. An undersea basin on the central Ross shelf named in association with the Sulzberger Bay. Depicted on GEBCO 5.18.
Three Kings Ridge Ridge 31°21.70'S, 172°41.90'E. Northern New Zealand. A N-trending ridge on the western side of the South Fiji Basin, with narrow, steep-sided, crestal region bordered by broad western and eastern flanks. Depicted on NZ 223F; NZ 14060; NZ 14600; NZ 14602; NZ 14600; NZ 14605; Carter, 1980 (NZ Region Chart); GEBCO 5.10; Kroenke et al., 1983 (Ch); CANZ 1997, (NZ Region Chart).
Veryan Bank Bank 44°15.00'S, 176°05.00'E. South Chatham Slope. At the western end of the South Chatham Slope, that lies between the Chatham Rise and the Bounty Trough. Centred about 250km ESE of Banks Peninsula. Depicted on GEBCO 5.10; NZ 224F; NZ 14600; Brodie, 1958a, 1964a; Brodie & Pantin, 1960 (South Is Chart); Krause
& Cullen, 1970 (Bounty Chart).
West Adare Ridge Ridge 69°42.00'S, 171°30.00'E; 70°50.00'S, 172°30.00'E. Ross Dependency. A ridge in Balleny Basin named in association with Adare Peninsula and Cape Adare. Depicted on GEBCO 5.14.
West Norfolk Ridge Ridge 31°30.00'S, 166°50.00'E; 31°30.00'S, 170°30.00'E; 35°40.00'S, 170°30.00'E; 35°40.00'S, 166°50.00'E. Norfolk Ridge, NW New Zealand. The western crest
of the double-crested, southern part of the Norfolk Ridge. Trends in an arc, being
N-S at its southern end at the foot of the continental slope off Northland. Named in association with Norfolk Island. Depicted on NZ 21/INT 641; NZ 223F; NZ 14602; van der Linden, 1967; van der Linden, 1968 (Lord Howe Chart); CANZ, 1997
(NZ Region Chart).
Whales Bay Deeps Deeps 77°50.00'S, 170°00.00'W. Ross Dependency.
Wilson Canyon Canyon 70°35.00'S, 176°45.00'E. Ross Dependency. An undersea canyon that lies approx 220km NE of Cape Adare that starts in the Adare Basin and trends north. Named in association with the Wilson Hills. Depicted on SCAR #16107; Davey F. J., 2004. Ross Sea Bathymetry, 1:2,000,000, version 1.0 Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences geophysical map16.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of December 2010.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.