Pursuant to section 16 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (“Act”), notice was given in the New Zealand Gazette, 28 May 2015, Issue No. 58, Notice No. 2015-ln3065, of proposals by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) to assign new official geographic names.
The Board dealt with the submissions it received for the proposals according to section 18 of the Act.
Having considered three separate reports from the Board, I hereby declare that my final determinations, made pursuant to sections 20(2) and 20(3) of the Act, are to assign new official geographic names as described in the Schedule below.
I made my decisions on 13 December 2015, and my final determinations on these names will take effect on 17 December 2015.
Wellington Land District
|Official Geographic Name||Geographic Feature Type||Description|
|Macaskill Lakes||Lakes||Two small man-made lakes adjacent to State Highway 2, 8km north-east of Upper Hutt and 1.5km north-east of Te Marua. NZTopo50-BP33 802495 and NZTopo50-BP33 806498. Assigning a new name to unnamed features.|
|Remutaka Pass||Pass||A pass where State Highway 2 crosses between Rimutaka Range and Tararua Range. From NZTopo50-BP33 874461 to 874464. Assigning a new name to an unnamed feature.|
|Whairepo Lagoon||Lagoon||A small man-made lagoon on Wellington’s waterfront, connected to Lambton Harbour and adjacent to Frank Kitts Park. NZTopo50-BQ31 490277. Assigning a new name to an unnamed feature.|
Dated at Wellington this 17th day of December 2015.
Hon LOUISE UPSTON, Minister for Land Information.