Submissions are now closed
Council has been concerned for some time that some names for new roads, parks and reserves lack any clear connection with the Waipā district, neighbourhood or community where they are situated.
In response to these concerns a draft Naming Policy has been developed which sets clear criteria for the selection and use of names appropriate to Waipā.
The Naming Policy aims to:
- ensure names of Council’s assets tell the story of Waipā and reflect Waipā’s diverse natural and cultural heritage
- better reflect the Waipā community by encouraging greater use of te reo Māori
- provide clarity and consistency in the naming of roads, parks, reserves and park assets such as walk/cycle tracks and community facilities
- ensure names are appropriate and do not duplicate or cause confusion with existing names in Waipā and neighbouring districts.
Under the draft Naming Policy, proposed names must reflect one or more of the following (listed in no order of priority):
a) the identity of Waipā and/or local identity
b) the historical significance of particular locations
c) the cultural significance of the area to Mana Whenua
d) people who were important in the history of the local area (from any community in Waipā)
e) events and places significant to a community or communities locally, nationally, internationally or of significance to the Kiingitanga
f) the surname, or traditional ancestral name, of a person who is/was a notable leader, of good character, and/or contributed to, or had a strong association with Waipā. If the person is deceased, a period of at least 12 months since the date of their passing shall be observed before their name is assigned
g) flora, fauna and topographical features significant or important to the history or geography of the community, the wider local area or the district.
Waipā is the Home of Champions and Council wishes to reflect that in the names assigned to its community assets.
- Post it: FREEPOST 167662 (no stamp necessary)
- Email it: email@example.com. Put Naming Policy Submission in the subject line.
- Fax it: (07) 872 0033
- Deliver it to us at one of the Council Offices in 101 Bank Street Te Awamutu or 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge.
Waipa District Council
Private Bag 2402
TE AWAMUTU 3840
Submissions must be received by 5pm on 4 June 2021