Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of New and Altered Geographic Names for Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Act 2018

Pursuant to sections 64, 65 and 67 of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa 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 12 March 2019, being the settlement date specified in the Settlement Act 2018. Pursuant to sections 66 and 67 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 Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Tūwharetoa.


New or Altered Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type


Former Name and Status

Kōtukutuku Bay


A very small bay at the southern end of Western Bay in Lake Taupo (Taupomoana), into which Kōtukutuku Stream flows. NZTopo50-BG35 393021.

Cherry Bay

Kōtukutuku Stream


A stream that flows generally northeast for approximately 4km into Kōtukutuku Bay, within Western Bay in Lake Taupo (Taupomoana). NZTopo50-BG35 363004 to 393020.

Kotukutuku Stream



An island in Waikato River approximately 1km northeast of Taupo CBD. NZTopo50-BG36 682144.

Cherry Island
(local use)

Ōtaiātoa Bay


A bay on the southeast shore of Lake Taupo (Taupomoana) with Mission Point marking its western extremity. NZTopo50-BH36 535897 to 557910.

Mission Bay

Ōtaiātoa Bay Recreation Reserve

Recreation Reserve

A Crown protected area at the eastern end of Rawhira Road in Waitetoko. Centred at NZTopo50-BH36 548896.

Mission Bay Recreation Reserve
(official by New Zealand Gazette 28 June 1984, No. 112, page 2368)

Pākā Bay


A bay on the southeast shore of Lake Taupo (Taupomoana) that extends generally northeast from Toki Point. NZTopo50-BH36 595928 to 610940.

Halletts Bay (Hamuria)

Te Mako Headland


A distinctive headland on the western shores of Lake Taupo (Taupomoana) at the southern extremity of Western Bay. NZTopo50-BG35 425036.


Te Poporo / Bulli Point


A point on the southeast shore of Lake Taupo (Taupomoana) between Motutere Point to the west and Jellicoe Point to the east. NZTopo50-BH36 574921.

Bulli Point



A very small island in Waikato River less than 100m north of Motutāhae. NZTopo50-BG36 681146

Rat Island
(local use)

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of March 2019.

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