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Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of Final Determinations to Alter and Assign Geographic and Undersea Names

Pursuant to sections 19 and 21(2) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) hereby gives notice of the final determinations to alter existing and assign new geographic and undersea names, as described in the Schedule below.

The Board’s final determination on these official geographic and undersea names took effect on 29 October 2015.


Official Geographic or Undersea Name Geographic or Undersea Feature Type Description

North Auckland Land District

Taraire Creek Stream A tributary of Otara Creek approximately 1km long starting at Mission Heights Bush Block Reserve and flowing generally south-west into Salford Park in Flat Bush, South Auckland. From NZTopo50-BB32 721082 to 714072. Assigning a new name to an unnamed feature.

Wellington Land District

Mackays Crossing Locality A rural locality west of State Highway 1, approximately 3km northeast of Paekakariki. NZTopo50-BP32 667626. Alteration from MacKays Crossing (recorded name).

Nelson Land District

Hodges Stream Stream A stream that flows generally south for approximately 9km from its source on the eastern side of Kākāpō Spur into Leslie River, approximately 2km north-north-east of the confluence of Leslie River with Karamea River in Kahurangi National Park. NZTopo50-BP23 602427 (source) to NZTopo50-BQ23 603353 (confluence). Alteration from Hodge Creek (recorded name).

Westland Land District

Passchendaele Ridge Ridge A steep ridge sloping from southeast to northwest, between Fox Glacier/Te Moeka o Tuawe and Fox Range. NZTopo50-BX15 670761 to 639782. Alteration from Paschendale Ridge (recorded name).

Southland Land District

Dagg Terrace Terrace 45°20.50'S Latitude, 166°33.22'E Longitude. A long, narrow, north-east – south-west trending undersea terrace surrounded by undersea mountains, at a depth of 2900m, located within the 12 NM territorial seas, approximately 17km east of the entrance to Dagg Sound, Fiordland. Alteration from Dagg Basin (recorded name), depicted on Dusky Chart©, Mitchell & Garlick 2001.

Dated at Wellington this 29th day of October 2015.

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