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Land Notices
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Notice of the Final Determinations of the Minister for Land Information on Official Geographic Names

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, 26 July 2018, Notice No. 2018-ln3625 and New Zealand Gazette, 5 November 2018, Notice No. 2018-ln5486, of proposals by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) to alter existing geographic names.

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

Having considered the reports from the Board, I hereby declare that my final determinations, made pursuant to sections 20(2) and 20(3) of the Act, are the official geographic names as described in the Schedule below.

I made my decisions on 7 June 2019 and 15 August 2019, and my final determinations on these names will take effect on 9 September 2019.


Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type and Description

Maniaiti / Benneydale

A small township approximately 27km southeast of Te Kuiti. NZTopo50-BF34 059337. Alteration from Benneydale (recorded name).

Te Ara-o-Tūrongo

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

Dated at Wellington this 9th day of September 2019.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister for Land Information.