Notice Type
Land Notices
Notice Title

Notice of the Final Determination of the Minister for Land Information on an Official Geographic Name

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, 1 August 2023, Notice No. 2023-ln3298 of a proposal by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (“Board”) to approve an existing geographic name as official.

The Board dealt with the submissions it received for the proposal according to section 18 of the Act.

Having considered the report from the Board, I hereby declare that my final determination, made pursuant to sections 20(2) and 20(3) of the Act, is the official geographic name as described in the Schedule below.

I made my decision on 21 February 2024 and my final determination on the name will take effect on 4 April 2024.


Official Geographic Name

Geographic Feature Type and Description

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. Existing name approved as official. Replaces Matauwai Stream, an alternative recorded name for the same feature.

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of April 2024.

Hon CHRIS PENK, Minister for Land Information.