Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of a Proposal to Alter a Geographic Name

Pursuant to section 16 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (“Act”), the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) hereby gives notice of a proposal to alter an existing geographic name, as specified in the Schedule below.

Submissions on this proposed altered geographic name may be made on the form linked from:, by email to:, or by writing to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.

In accordance with section 17 of the Act submissions must state with reasons whether the proposal is supported or objected to, and if an objection is made then submissions may set out an alternative proposal, or support the existing name.


Proposed Altered Geographic Feature Name

Geographic Feature Type


Submission Deadline

Te Ara-o-Tūrongo

Railway Line

Alteration of the name of a section of North Island Main Trunk (official name by New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1996, No. 94, page 2470) between Taumarunui and Te Awamutu. NZTopo50-BG33 942966 to NZTopo50-BE33 027934. The balance of the railway line either side of this proposal would remain named North Island Main Trunk.

26 October 2018

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of July 2018.

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