Pursuant to sections 61, 62, 70, 75, 77, 82, 87, 89, 91, 98 and 109 of the Maniapoto Claims Settlement Act 2022 (“Settlement Act 2022”), the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) gives notice of 12 new and altered official geographic names and eight discontinued Crown protected area (“CPA”) names, as described in the Schedules below. The new and altered names referred to under section 61 relate to clause 5.46 of the Deed of Settlement.
The new and altered official geographic names and discontinued CPA names took effect on 24 November 2022, being the settlement date specified in the Settlement Act 2022. Pursuant to section 63 of the Settlement Act 2022, the Board may in the future agree to alter any official geographic name listed in Schedule 1 with the written consent of the trustees of Te Nehenehenui.
|New or Altered Official Geographic Name||Description||Former Geographic Name|
|Āria||A locality east of Mōkau River, approximately 30km southwest of Te Kūiti. NZTopo50-BF32 731302.||Aria (recorded name)|
|Māhoenui||A locality on State Highway 3, adjacent to Awakino River. NZTopo50-BG32 596284.||Mahoenui (recorded name)|
|Māpiu||A locality on State Highway 4 approximately 34km north of Taumarunui. NZTopo50-BG33 930274.||Mapiu (recorded name)|
|Mōkau||A locality on the west coast of Te-Ika-a-Māui, at the mouth of Mōkau River. NZTopo50-BG31 407155.||Mokau (recorded name)|
|Mōkau River||A river that flows for approximately 130km from northeast of Maniaiti / Benneydale to the Tasman Sea. From NZTopo50-BF34 135373 to NZTopo50-BG31 404147.||Mokau River (recorded name)|
|Mōkauiti||A locality approximately 28km south of Te Kūiti. NZTopo50-BG33 878270.||Mokauiti (recorded name)|
|Mōkauiti Stream||A stream that flows generally west for approximately 29km from near Tangitu on State Highway 4 into Mōkau River. From NZTopo50-BG33 919232 to NZTopo-BF32 707318.||Mokauiti Stream (recorded name)|
|Ōtewā||A locality approximately 8km southeast of Ōtorohanga. NZTopo50-BE33 006664.||Otewa (recorded name)|
|Ōtorohanga||A locality on State Highway 3 approximately 17km north of Te Kūiti. NZTopo50-BE33 936712.||Otorohanga (recorded name)|
|Te Kūiti||A locality on State Highway 3 approximately 17km south of Ōtorohanga. NZTopo50-BF33 894549.||Te Kuiti (recorded name)|
|Maniaiti||A hill approximately 3km southeast of Maniaiti / Benneydale. NZTopo50-BF34 076311.||unnamed|
|Ōhīrea||A hill approximately 2.7km northwest of Maniaiti / Benneydale. NZTopo50-BF34 045360.||unnamed|
|Discontinued Crown Protected Area Name||Generic Term (Purpose of Reservation) and Description||Former New Zealand Gazette|
|Kawhia Harbour (Awaroa) Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve at the mouth of the Awaroa River, Kawhia Harbour, comprised of four parts centred at NZTopo50-BE32 675824, NZTopo50-BE32 677820, NZTopo50-BE32 673830 and NZTopo50-BE32 679826.||3 February 1983, No. 10, page 275|
|Kurukuru Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve adjacent to State Highway 4, approximately 19km south of Te Kūiti. Centered at NZTopo50-BF33 910351.||8 March 1979, No. 17, page 524|
|Mangaokewa Gorge Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve adjacent to Mangaokewa Stream approximately 3km southeast of Te Kūiti, comprised of two parts centered at NZTopo50-BF33 919512 and NZTopo50-BF33 923509.||19 July 1984, No. 125, page 2769|
|Omaru Falls Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve approximately 21km south of Te Kūiti. Centered at NZTopo50-BF33 881335.||27 July 1967, No. 47, page 1284|
|Tainui Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve adjacent to State Highway 3, approximately 1km north of Mōkau. Centered at NZTopo50-BG31 412167.||9 April 1981, No. 37, page 903|
|Kawhia Harbour (Te Arero) Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve on the southern coast of Kawhia Harbour, comprised of three parts centred at NZTopo50-BE32 599758, NZTopo50-BE32 609764 and NZTopo50-BE32 608771.||22 May 2009, No. 73, page 1699|
|Kawhia Harbour (Te Umuroa) Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve on the southwest side of Arapatiki Bay, Kawhia Harbour, comprised of two parts centred at NZTopo50-BE32 599788 and NZTopo50-BE32 607788.||30 August 1979, No. 82, page 2582|
|Hikurangi Scenic Reserve||A scenic reserve approximately 10km northeast of Taumarunui. Centered at NZTopo50-BG33 992045.||1 July 1982, No. 72, page 2026|
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of November 2022.
W. K. SHAW, Secretary, New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.