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Land Notices
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Notice of Final Determinations on Assigning, Altering, and Discontinuing Official Antarctic Geographic Names

Pursuant to sections 10(1), 25, 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”) gives notice of 14 Antarctic geographic feature names assigned or altered as official and two discontinued names as described in the Schedules below.

The Board’s final determinations on these Antarctic geographic feature names took effect on 19 April 2021.

Schedule 1 – Assigned Names (13)

Official Assigned Antarctic Geographic Name Geographic Feature Type Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
Andersen Creek Stream -77.62101 162.90693
Bohner Stream Stream -77.70055 162.5716
Doran Stream Stream -77.69789 162.59239
House Creek Stream -77.64298 162.74068
Lawson Creek Stream -77.72031 162.26729
Lizotte Creek Stream -77.6987 162.47441
Lyons Creek Stream -77.72729 162.27588
McKay Creek Stream -77.64408 162.74473
Mount Payne Mountain -72.81679 167.86126
Mount Yost Mountain -72.82284 167.93869
Priscu Stream Stream -77.68699 162.58248
Vincent Creek Stream -77.72095 162.4561
Wharton Creek Stream -77.64498 162.74409


Schedule 2 – Altered Name

Official Altered Antarctic Geographic Name Geographic feature type and authority Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
Mount Brøgger Mountain. Alteration from Mount Brogger (Official by New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No. 53, page 1477) -76.867976 161.858232


Schedule 3 – Discontinued Names (2)

Discontinued Antarctic Geographic Name Geographic feature type and former authority Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
Bay of Seals Bay (New Zealand Gazette , 11 May 2012, No. 53, page 1477) -78.000000 -158.000000
Nigger Head Head (New Zealand Gazette, 11 May 2012, No. 53, page 1477) -71.450000 169.383333


Dated at Wellington this 19th day of April 2021.

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