Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of New and Altered Geographic Names for Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Act 2018

Pursuant to sections 94, 95 and 97 of the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Act 2018 (“Settlement Act 2018”), the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) hereby gives notice of new and altered official geographic names, as described in the Schedule below.

The official geographic names took effect on 27 September 2018, being the settlement date specified in the Settlement Act 2018. Pursuant to sections 96 and 97 of the Settlement Act 2018, the Board may in the future agree to alter any official geographic names listed in the Schedule below with the written consent of the trustees of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust.


New or Altered Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type


Former Name and Status

Mātaitai Bay


A small bay between Mātaitai Point and Koherurahi Point in Tamaki Strait. NZTopo50-BA33 904108.


Mātaitai Point


A coastal point between Mātaitai Bay and Wairoa Bay in Tamaki Strait. NZTopo50-BA33 902106.

Mataitai Point (recorded)

Mātaitai Scenic Reserve

Scenic reserve

A Crown protected area being 108.7507ha, Lot 1, DP 182089, located in Mātaiatai Forest approximately 2km southwest of Papakauri. NZTopo50-BB33 912043.

Mataitai Scenic Reserve (official by New Zealand Gazette, 8 December 2005, No. 204, page 5185)

Musick Point / Te Naupata


A coastal point at the end of an unnamed peninsula which projects into Tamaki Strait south of Browns Island (Motukorea). NZTopo50-BA32 695205.

Musick Point (official by New Zealand Gazette, 29 July 1948, No. 42, page 939)

Ōmangaia Pā

Historic site

An historic Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki pā site on Tipau Point, approximately 8km north of Takapuna. NZTopo50-BA32 566358.


Papawhitu Pā

Historic site

The site of a 16th century defensive pā, just south of Maraetai Point in Tamaki Strait. NZTopo50-BA33 829163.

Waiomanu Pa, Maraetai Pa and Pah Point (local use names)


Historic site

An historic Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki coastal settlement where Ohinerangi Beach is today. NZTopo50-BA33 824163.




A hill at 142m located to the east of East Tamaki Heights in Auckland. NZTopo50-BB32 714090.

Point View Pa (local use)

Te Kuti Stream


A stream that flows for approximately 3km from an unnamed hill into Tamaki Strait at the northern end of Umupuia Beach. NZTopo50-BA33 849136 to 828123.

Te Kuiti Creek (local use)

Te Ngāherehere-o-Kohukohunui Forest


A large forested area within Hunua Ranges. NZTopo50-BB33 944948.


Te Ruangaingai Stream


A stream that flows for approximately 7km from the northern slopes of Pukekawa to Kellys Beach. NZTopo50-BA33 824151 to BA32 798164.

Te Puru Stream (recorded)

Waipaparoa / Howick Beach


A small beach that stretches for approximately 400m on the coast east of Howick in Tamaki Strait. NZTopo50-BA32 729153 to 732152.

Howick Beach (recorded)

Waipārā Stream


A stream that flows generally north for approximately 1.5km through the locality of Maraetai to Maraetai Beach. NZTopo50-BA33 820166 to 823153.

Pōwhaturoa Creek (local use)

Whakakaiwhara Peninsula


A coastal peninsula that extends for approximately 2km from the southern end of Umupuia Beach into Tamaki Strait. NZTopo50-BA33 870141.

Duders Point (local use)

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of October 2018.

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