How do you find using the New Zealand Gazette? Please give your feedback by completing this survey.

Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of Approved Official Geographic Names

Pursuant to sections 10(1)(b), 24(2)(a) and 21(2) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) hereby gives notice of two approved official geographic names as described in the Schedule below.

The Board’s final determination on these approved official geographic names took effect on 8 July 2020.


Approved Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type

Map and Grid Reference

Rāpaki Bay


NZTopo50-BX24 744715

Ruatōria Forest


NZTopo50-BD44 560110

Dated at Wellington this 8th day of July 2020.

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