Gisborne District Council agreed on 23 February 2017 to research, consult and apply to the NZ Geographic Board (NZGB) for a change to the name of Poverty Bay.
The basis of the application is to reclaim the official use of Turanganui a Kiwa to be used alongside Poverty Bay.

The process to officially change a place name is an application to the NZ Geographic Board which includes research and consultation. Once the application is received by NZGB they also undertake a statutory consultation period before making a decision. 
We want to find out the level of support for this.

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* 1. Do you support formalising the use of Turanganui a Kiwa alongside
Poverty Bay?

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* 2. Tell us the reasons for your choice