Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of a Proposal to Approve 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 approve a 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 Land Information New Zealand, PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145.

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


Proposed Approved Geographic Name

Feature Type and Description

Submission deadline

Mitiwai Stream

A small stream near Taharoa (locality) that flows southwest from Orangiwhao (hill) for approximately 4km into the Tasman Sea, southwest of Kawhia Harbour. NZTopo50-BE31 513785 to BE31 488752. Approving an existing name as official. An alternative recorded name for the same feature, Matauwai Stream, would no longer apply.

5 September 2023

Dated at Wellington this 1st day of August 2023.

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