Pursuant to sections 10(1), 21(2) and 25 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 altering existing and assigning new Antarctic geographic names.
The official Antarctic geographic names are specified in the Schedule below.
The Board’s final determinations on these official Antarctic geographic names took effect on 29 October 2015.
|Official Geographic Name||Geographic Feature Type||Description|
|Chinstrap Island||Island||A small low lying island approximately 3km south-south-east of Buckle Island, 0.8km north-east of Sabrina Island, in the Balleny Islands. Included within Antarctic Specially Protected Area 104 Sabrina Island. 66°54'45"S Latitude, 163°19'00"E Longitude. Chart NZ 14912 Balleny Islands. Alteration to an existing recorded name, Chinstrap Islet.|
|Mount Rittmann||Mountain||A large active volcano predominantly buried in ice, with several peaks reaching an estimated 2600m, located in Mountaineer Range, Victoria Land. Included within Antarctic Specially Protected Area 175 High Altitude Geothermal Sites of the Ross Sea Region. 73°27'00”S Latitude, 165°30’00”E Longitude. USGS Reconnaissance Map 1:250K SS58-60/5. A new name for a feature not named.|
Dated at Wellington this 29th day of October 2015.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.