7 Jun 2011

Auckland landmarks renamed

11:34 am on 7 June 2011

Four landmarks in the Auckland region are being renamed as part of a Treaty settlement.

The settlement between the Crown and Ngati Manuhiri is worth $9 million and includes the return of six sites on the East Coast of Auckland.

A clause in the settlement officially renames Little Barrier Island as Te Hauturu-o-Toi, Bream Trail as Paepae-o-Tu, Goat Island as Te Hawere-a-Maki and Mathesons Bay as Te Kohuroa.

The renaming means the features will now be officially referred to using both their Maori and English names.

Ngati Manuhiri says the renaming is an important part of the settlement.