2009 in New Zealand

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2009 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and vice-regal[edit]

Government[edit]

2009 was the first full year of the election of the current (49th) Parliament.

Other Party leaders[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 7 May: Gunman Jan Molenaar shoots three police officers executing a routine cannabis search warrant, and a neighbour who tried to assist them. He killed Senior Constable Leonard Snee and seriously injured the others, and after a two-day siege was found dead.[5]
  • 30 May: Metiria Turei elected as co-leader of the Green Party at the AGM in Dunedin.

June[edit]

  • 3 June: A police investigation leads to MP Richard Worth resigning ministerial portfolios including Minister of Internal Affairs "for personal reasons", with Prime Minister John Key saying, "If he hadn't resigned I would have sacked him".[6]
  • 5 June: David Bain is found not guilty of the murder of five family members.
  • 12 June: Five members of the family of Janet Moses were found guilty of manslaughter after performing a fatal exorcism.[7]
  • 24 June: A NZ$36.1 million first division jackpot in the New Zealand Lotteries Commission's Big Wednesday game is won by a Masterton-based lottery syndicate of four: the largest single lottery prize won in New Zealand.[8]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 4 August: Former MP Phillip Field found guilty on bribery, corruption and obstruction of justice charges.[11]
  • 8–9 August: New Zealand's first Telethon for 16 years raises $2 million for the KidsCan Stand Tall Trust.[12]

October[edit]

  • 30 October – Electricity supply to Northland and northern Auckland is cut for three hours, affecting 280,000 customers, after a forklift carrying a shipping container hits the only major transmission line supplying the region.[13]

November[edit]

Holidays and observances[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Awards[edit]

Music[edit]

  • May - New Zealand Music Month
    • Vodafone Album of the year: Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
    • Vodafone Single of the year: Ladyhawke - My Delerium
    • Best group: Midnight Youth
    • Best male solo artist: Savage
    • Best female solo artist: Ladyhawke
    • Breakthrough artist of the year: Ladyhawke
    • Best Music Video: Chris Graham – Brother (Smashproof)
    • Best Rock Album: Midnight Youth – "The Brave Don't Run"
    • Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: Ladi 6 – "Time Is Not Much"
    • Best Aotearoa Roots Album: Fat Freddy's Drop – "Dr Boondigga and the Big BW"
    • Best dance/electronica album: Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
    • Best gospel/Christian album: Mumsdollar - Ruins
    • Best classical album: David Bremner – "Gung Ho"
    • The Vodafone People's Choice Award, voted by New Zealand music fans: Smashproof
    • Highest Selling NZ Single: Smashproof feat. Gin - Brother
    • Highest Selling NZ Album: The Feelers - The Best: 1998 - 2008"
    • Radio Airplay Record of the Year: Tiki Taane- "Always on my mind"

Performing arts[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku[15]

Internet[edit]

Sport[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Netball[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Soccer[edit]

The 2009 Chatham Cup is won by Wellington Olympic, who beat Three Kings United 2–1 in the final.

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt –

Tennis[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • 4 January – Sonny Fai, rugby league player (born 1988)
  • 17 January – Mike Parkinson, rugby union player (born 1948)
  • 26 January – Gerry Merito, entertainer (born 1938)
  • 26 January – Don Ladner, rugby league player (born c.1948)

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 2 March – Robert Bruce, professional wrestler and talent agent (born 1943)
  • 9 March – Graham Mexted, rugby union player (born 1927)
  • 12 March – Mary Batchelor, politician (born 1927)
  • 13 March – Geoff Moon, veterinary surgeon, ornithologist and photographer (born 1915)
  • 21 March – Beach Towel, standardbred racehorse (foaled 1987)
  • 24 March – Denis Miller, air force bomber and airline pilot (born 1918)

April[edit]

  • 11 April – James Brodie, geologist, oceanographer and amateur historian and philatelist (born 1920)
  • 17 April – Richard Sutton, chess player and legal academic (born 1938)
  • 26 April – Sir Pupuke Robati, Cook Islands politician (born 1925)
  • 27 April – John Bollard, lawyer, environment court judge (born 1940)

May[edit]

  • 1 May – Sunline, thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1995)
  • 3 May – Percy Marunui Murphy, soldier and politician, first Māori mayor (born 1924)
  • 12 May – Dame Heather Begg, opera singer (born 1932)
  • 23 May – Sir Tangaroa Tangaroa, Cook Islands politician (born 1921)
  • 30 May – Ferris de Joux, automotive design, engineer and constructor (born 1935)

June[edit]

  • 7 June – Keith Steele, cricketer and lawyer (born 1951)
  • 8 June – Taini Morrison, kapa haka leader (born c.1958)
  • 12 June – Ivan Lichter, thoracic surgeon and palliative care pioneer (born 1918)
  • 19 June – Ron Crocombe, Pacific studies academic (born 1929)
  • 30 June – Joan Wiffen, amateur paleontologist (born 1922)

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 8 September – Ahmed Said Musa Patel, Muslim religious leader (born 1937)
  • 9 September – Dame Patricia Bergquist, zoology and anatomy academic (born 1933)
  • 11 September – John Pattison, pilot, Battle of Britain veteran (born 1917)
  • 20 September – Ken Hough, dual international cricketer and association footballer (born 1928)
  • 24 September – Sir Howard Morrison, entertainer (born 1935)
  • 26 September – Paul Medhurst, track cyclist (born 1953)
  • 27 September – Murray Smith, politician (born 1941)

October[edit]

  • 3 October – Leigh Davis, writer (born 1955)
  • 4 October – Roger Green, archaeologist (born 1932)
  • 14 October – Martyn Sanderson, actor, filmmaker and poet (born 1938)
  • 17 October – Dame Doreen Blumhardt, potter, ceramicist and arts educator (born 1914)
  • 31 October – Tim Bickerstaff, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author (born 1942)

November[edit]

  • 4 November – Sir Don Beaven, diabetes researcher (born 1924)
  • 5 November – Adam Firestorm, professional wrestler (born 1976)
  • 15 November – Tia Barrett, diplomat (born 1947)
  • 19 November – Pat Mackie, miner and trade unionist (born 1914)
  • 29 November – Bill Hunt, alpine skier (born 1929)

December[edit]

  • 3 December – Brian Mason, geochemist and mineralogist (born 1917)
  • 8 December – Bub Bridger, poet and short-story writer (born 1924)
  • 20 December – John Veitch, cricketer (born 1937)
  • 30 December – Jacqueline Sturm, poet and short-story writer (born 1927)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Governors-General". New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Gower, Patrick (2 March 2009). "Nine-day plan must protect pay: unions". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  3. ^ stuff.co.nz (1 April 2009). "Clark won't linger on 'gee, golly, gosh'". Dominion Post. Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Wayne (28 March 2009). "Super-city tipped to save $113m a year". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Francis, Clio (9 May 2009). "Napier siege: Gunman found dead". stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Gower, Patrick (3 June 2009). "Complaint against Worth made two weeks ago - police". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Five guilty in exorcism case". New Zealand Herald. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  8. ^ Gower, Patrick (25 June 2009). "'People like us ...we just don't win money,' says shocked $36m winner". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Three New Zealand deaths linked to swine flu". stuff.co.nz. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2009. [dead link]
  10. ^ Dye, Stuart and Davison, Isaac (16 July 2009). "Checks for damage after big quake rocks south". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  11. ^ Field, Michael and NZPA (4 August 2009). "Taito Phillip Field found guilty". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Telethon's $2m 'enough to feed hungry kids'". NZ Herald. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Forklift sparks blackout for thousands - tvnz.co.nz". Television New Zealand. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "NZ rocket launches into space". The New Zealand Herald. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  15. ^ http://www.wickcandle.co.nz/index.html Official website for Earth Whisperer; accessed 4 January 2010
  16. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  17. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

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