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    Ngai Tahu is eyeing up a name change in Queenstown

    Ngai Tahu is eyeing up a name change in Queenstown


    The southern iwi wants to add an H to what's been known as Lake Wakatipu since early European days.

    The correct name for the lake - which, at 80 kilometres long, is the longest in New Zealand - is Whakatipu Waimoana.

    The ODT reports Ngai Tahu elder Sir Tipene O'Regan signalled it was time for change in 2020.

    Since then, a Queenstown kaumatua planned to make an application for the change to the New Zealand Geographic Board.

    The iwi has now decided it will lead the application.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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