Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of the Final Determination of the Minister for Land Information on an Official Geographic Name

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, 24 May 2018, Notice No. 2018-ln2218 of a proposal by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) to alter an existing geographic name.

The Board dealt with the submissions it received for the proposal according to section 18 of the Act.

Having considered a report from the Board, I hereby declare that my final determination, made pursuant to sections 20(2) and 20(3) of the Act, is the official geographic name as described in the Schedule below.

I made my decision on 12 January 2019, and my final determination on this name will take effect on 15 February 2019.


Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type


Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay


A large bay on the east coast of the North Island, south of Gisborne (town), bounded on its seaward side between Tuaheni Point (NZTopo50-BG43 409034) to Young Nicks Head (Te Kuri) (NZTopo50-BG43 322985). Centred at NZTopo50-BG43 343033. Alteration from Poverty Bay (recorded name).

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of February 2019.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister for Land Information.