Nor­man creek

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

A name­less Wanaka stream may soon be known as Nor­man Creek if a pro­posal to the New Zealand Ge­o­graphic Board is ap­proved. The stream flows north­east for 2.5 kilo­me­tres from Roys Peak into the south­ern arm of Lake Wanaka. It has been used for ir­ri­gat­ing the farm­land of one fam­ily for three gen­er­a­tions. The fam­ily has pro­posed the name based on the per­sonal names of ei­ther Robert Henry Nor­man, the first landowner from the fam­ily, or Henry Fer­ris Nor­man, the first fam­ily mem­ber to come to the area in 1859. In its ini­tial con­sid­er­a­tion of the pro­posal, the board said that, al­though no other nearby streams were named, it might be use­ful for emer­gency ser­vices if this one was named as it was next to Roys Peak Track, which ac­cesses the 1578-me­tre Roys Peak. The pro­posal is now open for pub­lic sub­mis­sions, with the con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod end­ing on Fe­bru­ary 14.

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