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 a proposal to alter an existing geographic name as specified in the Schedule below.

Submissions on this proposed geographic name may be made on the form linked from, by email to:, or by writing to the Secretary of the New Zealand Geographic Board, c/o Toitū Te Whenua 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, then the submission may support the existing name or suggest another name.


Proposed Altered Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type and Description

Submission deadline

Skerretts Creek

A small stream flowing from the northern slopes of McKerrow generally northwards for approximately 2.9km to its confluence with Wainuiomata River in Wainuiomata. NZTopo50-BQ32 650275. Alteration from Skerrets Creek (Official by New Zealand Gazette, 10 December 2019, Notice No. 2019-ln5662).

23 June 2022

Dated at Wellington this 16th day of May 2022.

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