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Consultation opens on the draft Naming Policy

Tauranga City Council is updating its Naming of Streets, Reserves and Community Facilities Policy (now to be known as the Naming Policy) – last reviewed 10 years ago.

The proposed policy’s purpose is to provide a consistent approach to naming streets, reserves, community facilities and public places in Tauranga, says a council spokesperson.

Among other changes, Tauranga City Council is proposing to include provisions in the policy to encourage locally significant Māori names for streets and public places, giving greater visibility of mana whenua connections to Tauranga’s places.

"The draft policy was approved for consultation by the previous mayor and councillors.

"The new Council will review the proposed policy, the results of a survey conducted in August on the topic, and the feedback from the current formal consultation process, to make their decisions on the content and wording of the final policy in 2020."

An overview of the proposed changes, the full draft policy and an online submission form are available at www.tauranga.govt.nz/namingpolicy

Paper copies are also available at the customer service centre at 91 Willow Street and in libraries. Consultation runs until 5pm on Wednesday, December 11.

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one name

Posted on 13-11-2019 08:33 | By hapukafin

Spare a thought for people who has to work with street names,eg.mail sorters ,postman/women,agents.Much of this work is done out of town who doesnt have a knowledge of our streets,one name the original name is enough. Its alright for Mr Guy to rattle off all the names in The Lakes area.Hes probably worked with that area.Whatever language a street name is given, usually by the property developer,stick with it.

Clarity for Northboro

Posted on 12-11-2019 23:23 | By Murray.Guy

My reference to The Lakes residential development and Tauriko Industrial was specifically the ’street naming’. EG: Te Ranga Memorial Drive, Matepu Reserve, Tuaia Street, Materawaho Way, Paerangi Place, Taurikura Drive, Takitimu Drive .... and many many more of recent times. Many Maori street names in the newer areas of Papamoa. Former Phoenix Car Park, now Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka and Council refusing to use ’dual naming’.

16%

Posted on 12-11-2019 16:31 | By

16% of the population deserve 16% of the naming rights. End of story.

Tom Ranger

Posted on 12-11-2019 16:29 | By

So when is the new council scheduling to do some real work?

Naming Protocol

Posted on 12-11-2019 14:43 | By Northboro

I support dual naming, recognising it may cost more for larger signs to be manufactured, each one being bespoke. My understanding of Tauriko differs from that of Murray Guy ... my understanding is that it became common usage because of the mill located near Belk Road. The mill was built by the Tauranga Rimu Timber Company. The company wanted to register as the “Taurico Timber Co" - it’s not a Maori name.

Naming or hijacking?

Posted on 12-11-2019 13:27 | By Murray.Guy

Read the Draft Policy - look between the lines to see what isn’t written. TCC staff say, ’The proposed policy’s purpose is to provide a consistent approach to naming streets, reserves, community facilities and public places in Tauranga. Among other changes, Tauranga City Council is proposing to include provisions in the policy to encourage locally significant Māori names for streets and public places, giving greater visibility of mana whenua connections to Tauranga’s places.’ Not sure where staff are coming from in regards this policy as the existing naming policy clearly already encourages the use of Maori (eg: The Lakes and Tauriko Industrial Estate). In regards names of significance this should be applied on a non-race basis, a valuable tool to acknowledge the history of an area, a prominent past president. Certainly support ’dual naming’ in some instances which seem hesitant to adopt, EG Phoenix Car Park development renaming process.

Whats in a name

Posted on 12-11-2019 12:01 | By hapukafin

is this another unnecessary project to waste more rate payers money