Public submissions close this Friday in relation to a proposal to rename 2.5 km of local foreshore Stokes Beach.

The area stretches from the Fergusson Park boat ramp to the Elements Watersports building on Kulim Park.

The NZ Geographic Board has called for submissions in response to a proposal to name it after the late eminent Tauranga historian and geographer Dame Evelyn Stokes.

Visit website www.linz.govt.nz for information.

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