In my summer holiday travels I’ve found another Matheson place name; or perhaps two or three. Matheson’s Bay at Leigh, north of Auckland, is pretty well known. But just a few kilometres to the north-east, on Cape Rodney, I came across Matheson Bush Road. It turns out this is name after the bush reserve Matheson’s Bush (the Geographic Board doesn’t like apostrophes, which I presume is the reason for the slight difference in names). Just to confuse the issue, Matheson’s Bush surrounds Matheson Stream.