A corrigendum to this notice was published on 24 November 2020, Notice No. 2020-ln5358, and a related notice was published on 26 August 2021, Notice No. 2021-ln2297.

Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of a Proposal to Alter a Geographic Name

Pursuant to section 16 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (“Act”), the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa gives notice of the proposal specified in the Schedule below.

Submissions on this proposed geographic name may be made on the form linked from http://www.linz.govt.nz/regulatory/place-names/place-name-consultation, by email to: nzgbsubmissions@linz.govt.nz, or by writing to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.

In accordance with section 17 of the Act, submissions must state with reasons whether the proposal is supported or objected to. If an objection is made the submission may suggest another name.


Proposed Altered Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type and Description

Submission deadline

Waihemo / Shag River

A river flowing generally southeastwards from Kakanui Peak into the Tasman Sea at Shag Point/Matakaea, east of Palmerston. Alteration from Shag River (Waihemo) (official name by New Zealand Gazette, 22 August 1985, No. 155, page 3635).

16 December 2020

Dated at Wellington this 11th November 2020.

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