The New Zealand Geographic Board is considering the renaming of a stretch of river to “Anduin Reach,” after the Great River of Wilderland in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.

I have put forward a Naming Proposal to the NZ Geographic Board to name a stretch of the Upper Waiau River between Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau as “Anduin Reach“. This section was not only featured strongly in the Fellowship of the Ring but it is now a tourist attraction as well, soon to be more popular as a new Cycle Trail is destined to run down it’s bank.

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