Two iconic East Coast place names of Ngāti Porou, Whangaokeno and Wharekahika, are now legally recognised alongside the colonial names of East Island and Hicks Bay given by Captain Cook and the crew of the Endeavour.
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Dual name for Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay approved
BREAKING: Poverty Bay’s name is 'richer' with the inclusion of Te Reo in the new name of “Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay” Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage announced today.
Hamilton hosts Māori mapping wānanga
Developing Māori digital mapping capability is the focus of the Indigenous Mapping Waananga, being held in Hamilton.
'Nigger' place names will be no more
Racist location names are being scrapped and replaced with Māori names following a complaint to the New Zealand Geographic Board earlier this year.
Unique geography lesson for TKMM o Maraenui
A small school from Te Whānau a-Apanui has completed an eight day journey of the Upper North Island. The aim of the trip for Te Kura Mana Māori o Maraenui was to upskill their students by retracing the footsteps of their ancestors.