Horowhenua Mail : December 29th 2011
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They are more than just a marker of where our homes, offices and favourite shops can be found. Every street with a name has a tale to tell. From them we can deduce who our early settlers were, what was important to them and what is important to us now. Early Wellington street names included Aurora Tce, Bolton Tce, Cuba St and Oriental Bay. They were named after the New Zea- land Company ships that brought the first wave of early settlers. New Zealand was settled during the reign of Queen Victoria and ties to the monarchy were strong, so it is not surprising that many roads were given regal monikers. Queen and Victoria streets, roads and avenues can be found in towns and cities up and down the country. In the Wellington region there is Queen St in Upper Hutt and in Island Bay; Queens Drive, Lower Hutt and Lyall Bay; Queens Rd, Waikanae; and Queens Ave, Porirua. And Wellington, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt each have a Vic- toria St. However, neither Queen nor Victoria are the county's most popular street names. That gong goes to Beach Rd and George St. According to Terralink International data there are 76 Beach Rds and 76 George Sts nationwide. Taking away the street'' part of the name, Beach drops to second place, behind Park but still appears 101 times. George disap- pears altogether. In the Wellington region, Porirua and Paekakariki have a Beach Rd and Island Bay and Lower Hutt have a Beach St. Lambton Quay was initially known as Beach St. It was the original foreshore, hence the name, until the 1855 earthquake lifted the land along the northwestern side of the harbour. The street was renamed Lambton Quay for John Lambton, the first Earl of Durham and the first chairman of directors of the New Zealand Com- pany. So, who is respon- sible for street names these days? And do the residents even get a say? Local authorities -- city and dis- trict councils -- have the respons- ibility for naming roads, walkways and private roads. Each council has its own poli- cies but must adhere to the Aust- ralian and New Zealand standard for address and street names. Wellington City Council enterprise data management team leader Michael Brownie said the standard had just been updated and one of the main changes was that local iwi must be consulted when considering names. In the past five years, the coun- cil has approved 20 street names, of which 14 were public roads. The others were private rights of way and pedestrian walkways, or came about because of new road layout. Part of Vivian St became an addition to Buller St, after Vivian St was split by Karo Drive. In 2006, Te Aro school pupils won a council-run competition to find a name for the stretch of the inner-city bypass between Cuba and Willis streets. The pupils told Fairfax Media the K'' represented kids and Aro'' their school. More recently, names have been given to streets in a new Woodridge subdivision: Red Beach Ave, Tea Tree Lane and Lacebark Lane, which were approved in August. They follow the tree names theme that has been used in Woodridge,'' Mr Brownie said. St Vincent Pl, St Lucia Pl and St Kitts Pl were named in 2009 and follow the Caribbean theme for Grenada Village.'' He said several Wellington suburbs were considered to have a theme. Many Brooklyn roads are named for American political fig- ure, usually presidents and include Washington Ave, Jefferson St, Garfield St, Lincoln St.Khandallah has an Indian theme, thanks to settler Captain James Andrew, who had served in the Indian Army. The suburb was named for Khandallah, Rajasthan, and has streets named after other areas in India, including Burma Rd, Simla Cres and Delhi Cres. Karori and Ngaio streets are named after early residents, Island Bay after European rivers (Severn St) and Hataitai after native trees (Hinau St and Rata, Matai and Rewa roads). Mr Brownie said when consider- ing a name, the council discour- aged those that were similar to existing ones. The Greek com- munity has long links with Mt Victoria, where Hania St is found. Hence their involvement in nam- ing Hania St. The time taken to name a street or road varied, Mr Brownie said. If the name is for a private right-of-way and all the affected residents agree with a proposal, then a name can be approved in less than a month from the initial request.'' It can take longer if those affec- ted do not agree. Although the council makes the final decision, if there are differ- ent suggestions, all parties -- including emergency services and iwi -- will be consulted.
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