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Maori names restored to West Coast landmarks

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As part of the Te Kawerau a Maki Claims Settlement Act 2015, the New Zealand Geographic Board has restored the traditional names to parts of the West Coast and wider Waitakere. Three new names have been given and 14 geographic names have been altered, usually by adding the Maori name to existing English names. Most are listed  [ Read More ]