max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Omiha name change hits the rocks

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage has squelched an effort to remove the Maori name from a Waiheke locality.

Resident Nobilangelo Ceramalus asked the Geographic Board to change the name of Omiha to Rocky Bay, as the area is also known.

The board received 224 submissions urging the retention of the original Maori name, and just 10 in support of the application.

It gave the minister the final word, and she stuck with Omiha, adding a macron to the O.

A submission from Piritahi Marae says the name refers to Miha, who arrived at Rangihoua inlet on Te Arawa waka in the 1300s and settled in the area.

The minister also agreed that Castle Rock southeast of Coromandel township has the alternate name Motutere.

The Clarence River, which meets the ocean northeast of Kaikoura, will also be known as Waiau Toa, while the Waiau River southwest of Kaikoura will be known as Waiau Uwha.

 

Copyright © 2018, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com


2018 FAST 300x140px tile
Radio-S1 2019 - 300x250-Masters

E-Tangata-14042019
Meanwhile, the planet is melting
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading.
Fighting the Police when you can't see the evidence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm in the news this week. I have an ongoing case against the NZ Police in front of the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding the Police breaching my privacy and my civil rights when Police gained access to my banking records minus a warrant.
A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am