May 25, 2018
Turanga name to become official
The New Zealand Geographic Board has opened consultation on a proposal to officially give Poverty Bay the alternate name of Turanganui-a-Kiwa.
The proposal was put forward by Gisborne District Council and would place the traditional Maori name alongside the existing English name on all official maps, charts and other official documents.
Turanganui-a-Kiwa is typically referred to as the great standing place of Kiwa.
Poverty Bay was given by Captain Cook when he landed there in 1769 and was unable to re-supply his ship.
Public submissions close on August 24.
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