Peter Dowling is currently preparing Place Names of New Zealand, A.W. Reed's authoritative work on the subject, for a new edition in 2010. Fully updated, with condensed, easy-reference entries and over 1500 newly added names, it takes Reed's work into the 21st century.
On weekdays from 28 December 2009 to 22 January 2010, Peter will be talking place names on Radio New Zealand National's morning show, Summer Report. Check http://www.radionz.co.nz/listen/amfm for where to tune in, and visit http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/summerreport for details.