How do streets get their names?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:41 pm on 3 August 2018

Ever noticed how streets in certain suburbs tend to have a theme running through their names? Whether it be American presidents, European rivers, or Māori names for local flora and fauna?

Well, there's a reason for that - and a whole bunch of other rules and regulations that go into street names.

Wellington city councillor Andy Foster, who's overseeing the naming of a few new streets in Crofton Downs, joins the programme to talk through the complications and intricacies of street names.

Farmers Crescent Pomare, Upper Hutt.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

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