October 21, 2013
Name plans sent to minister
The New Zealand Geographic Board has found there are no objections to calling a central Otago mountain Te Karearea Peak, but no decision will be made until debate over other names in the area are resolved.
The board is considering a set of four place names for features in the alpine landscape.
The name Te Kohua, which was initially going to be attached to the peak, is now recommended to be attached to a lake at its base.
Ngai Tahu is proposing the Hector Mountains also be known as Te Tapuae o Uenuku, and a previously unnamed peak be called Mount Tuwhakaroria.
Board chair Don Grant says the four names will be reported to Land information Minister Maurice Williamson before a final decision is made.
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