**Please read:** This is the Road Name Association table, which is part of the [set of NZ Roads tables](https://data.linz.govt.nz/set/88). The Road Name Association table provides the association between the Road table and the Road Name table, and stores information about that association, including lifespan, priority and flags for unofficial and unique names.
The NZ Roads dataset includes eight data tables and eleven lookup tables. The dataset has been sourced from LINZ’s NZ Roads database, a database for the management of national roads, including those managed for addressing purposes. This set of normalised tables replaces the Landonline: Road Centre Line layer and the Landonline: Road Name and Landonline: Road Name Association tables currently published on LDS.
These centrelines are required to indicate the presence of an authoritative road name. Named centrelines are not intended to represent the exact location of a road formation. Named centrelines do not indicate the presence of legal access.
For a simplified version of the data contained within these tables see [NZ Roads (Addressing)](https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/3382), which aggregates geometries based on road name, and [NZ Roads Subsections (Addressing)](https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/3383), which holds the individual geometries.
Please refer to the [NZ Roads Data Dictionary](https://data.linz.govt.nz/document/1628) for detailed metadata and information about this layer.
Sourced from the Landonline database system which was made operational in 2001, maintained in the NZ Roads database from November 2016.