Geographical Names Act 1966 No 13
9 Submissions in relation to proposed name or alteration
(1) Any person may, within a period of one month after the date of publication of the notice referred to in section 8 or within any further period that the board may allow either in the notice or afterwards, make a written submission to the secretary of the board in relation to the proposed name or alteration.(2) The board shall inquire into and dispose of all submissions made pursuant to subsection (1).(3) Where the board, after considering any submissions in relation to a proposed name or alteration:(a) decides that that name or alteration should not be adopted, the board may abandon the proposed name or alteration, or(b) decides that that proposed name or alteration should be adopted, either with or without modification, it may so recommend to the Minister in a report which shall also set out the grounds of any objections to the proposed name or alteration contained in the submissions.(4) Where the board makes a decision referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (3), it may, at any subsequent time, make a further proposal, in accordance with section 8, to assign to the place referred to in its decision the same or any other name, or to make the same or any other alteration to the name of the place so referred to.(5) The Minister, after such inquiry as he or she thinks fit, may approve or disapprove of the recommendation of the board referred to in paragraph (b) of subsection (3), and his or her decision shall be final.