The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) wants to hear people’s views on proposals to alter the names of these undersea features, which are located offshore from Whakatane: White Island Canyon to Whakaari / White Island Canyon, White Island Ridge to Whakaari / White Island Ridge, and White Island Sea Valley to Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley. The NZGB is also asking for the public’s views on altering Mount Elliot to Mount Eliott, Mount Gorden to Mount Gordon, Nigger Stream to Pūkio Stream, Clarence River to Waiau Toa / Clarence River, and Waiau River to Waiau Uwha River. The undersea feature name proposals are open for public submissions until 1 July 2016. The closing date on submissions for the remaining proposals is Friday 26 August 2016.
This event is organised by New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.