Tasman District Council has an index which lists street names and the reason why a particular road/street was named.
The index is updated every six months; please note not all streets and places are included.
Where a request is presented to Council for the naming of an existing private right-of-way or road, or in naming proposed private rights-of-way or roads in relation to a subdivision.
There are a number of conditions under the Local Government Act.
The council manages the naming of streets throughout the District and endeavours to meet suggested names that are submitted by developers or residents. The use of Māori names is encouraged. Duplication of names within Tasman and Nelson City is discouraged.
The Ruby Bay bypass road added a completely new section of The Coastal Highway (State Highway 60) between Mapua and Tasman Village. A number of roads were renamed and renumbered.
The Ruby Bay Bypass opened 22 October 2010, resulting in a quicker and safer journey for those travelling between Richmond and Motueka and beyond.
The Bypass, which is called Te Mamaku Drive with the official name of The Coastal Highway, provides a more direct route inland than the previous coastal route. In doing so, it dissects existing roads which has required re-numbering and renaming in some places.
The old highway, now the Ruby Coast Scenic Route, will continue to provide access to the communities of Mapua and Ruby Bay as well as providing a scenic alternative to the new bypass through to Motueka. Still supporting cafes, wineries and galleries, the Scenic Route is now more a destination than a transit route.The former Coastal Highway between the turn-off to Mapua and Mapua School is now known as Mapua Drive