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Land Notices
Notice Title

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 August 2021, Notice No. 2021-ln3379 and New Zealand Gazette, 18 November 2021, Notice No. 2021-ln4945 of proposals by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) to assign new and 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 4 June 2022 and my final determinations on the names will take effect on 14 July 2022.


Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type and Description

Lake McKinnon

A lake in Fiordland National Park approximately 10km from the head of Taitetimu / Caswell Sound and 8.5km west-northwest of the head of South West Arm, Lake Manapouri. NZTopo50-CC07 584887. Altered from Lake Mackinnon (recorded name).

Omanui / McKinnon Pass

An alpine pass on the Milford Track, between Mount Hart and Mount Balloon, approximately 19km southwest of Milford Sound (locality). NZTopo50-CB08 861256. Altered from Mackinnon Pass (recorded name).

Te Horohoroinga-o-ngā-ringa-o-Kahumatamomoe

A range west of Horohoro (locality) extending for 6.4km from NZTopo50-BF37 763645 to NZTopo50-BF36 735588. New name assigned as official.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of July 2022.

DAMIEN O’CONNOR, Minister for Land Information.