New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Amendment Act 2012

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New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 110
Date of assent11 December 2012
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Amendment Act 2012.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

4 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 4 is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    alternative official geographic names means any 2 or more alternative official geographic names for the same geographic feature or Crown protected area.

    (2) Paragraph (a)(i) of the definition of official geographic name in section 4 is amended by omitting by the Board and substituting under this Act.

    (3) Paragraph (b) of the definition of official geographic name in section 4 is amended by adding ; and and also by adding the following subparagraph:

    • (iv) alternative official geographic names.

5 New heading and section 31A inserted
  • The following heading and section are inserted after section 31:

    Requirement to notify Board if name discontinued

    31A Requirement to notify Board if name of Crown protected area discontinued
    • (1) The Minister of Conservation must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, notify the Board if the name assigned to a Crown protected area in accordance with this subpart is discontinued—

      • (a)  because the area—

        • (i) has ceased to be a Crown protected area; or

        • (ii) has been included in another Crown protected area; or

      • (b) for any other reason.

      (2) On receipt of notification under subsection (1), the Board must remove the name of the Crown protected area from the list of official geographic names in the Gazetteer.

6 Official geographic names must be used
  • Section 32 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):

    • (1A) If 2 or more alternative official geographic names exist for the same geographic feature or Crown protected area, the use of any 1 of those names, or all of those names, is sufficient to comply with subsection (1).


Legislative history

5 December 2012Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3) (Bill 349–2) by committee of the whole House, third reading
11 December 2012Royal assent

This Act is administered by Land Information New Zealand.