2014 in New Zealand

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2014 in New Zealand
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Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and vice-regal[edit]

Government[edit]

2014 is the third and last full year of the 50th Parliament, which first sat on 20 December 2011. The next general election, will follow the dissolution, has been set for 20 September 2014.

The Fifth National Government, first elected in 2008, continues.

Other Party leaders[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 11–21 July - Severe flooding damages thousands of properties in the Northland and Auckland regions.

August[edit]

Future and predicted events[edit]

Holidays and observances[edit]

Sport[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • 2 January – Terry Magaoa Chapman, Niuean public servant (born c.1944)
  • 16 January – John G. Cleary, computer science academic, promoter of Transcendental Meditation (born 1950)
  • 20 January
  • 30 January – Mr Tiz, thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1984)

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 1 April – Merimeri Penfold, Māori language academic (born 1920)
  • 6 April – Charles Farthing, doctor specialising in the treatment of HIV/AIDS (born 1953)
  • 8 April – Ivan Mercep, architect (born 1930)
  • 15 April
    • Jim Sprott, analytical chemist, forensic scientist (born 1924)
    • Sir Owen Woodhouse, naval officer, jurist, President of the Court of Appeal (1981–86) (born 1916)
  • 26 April – Patrick Hanan, Sinology academic (born 1927)

May[edit]

  • 8 May – Allan Potts, athlete, athletics coach and administrator (born 1934)
  • 10 May – Lane Penn, rugby union player, coach and administrator (born c.1939)
  • 14 May – Morvin Simon, composer, kapa haka leader, academic, historian (born 1944)
  • 20 May – Ross Brown, rugby union player (born 1934)
  • 21 May
  • 22 May – Pani Stirling, educationalist (born 1937)[5]
  • 23 May – Sam Harvey, cartoonist (born 1922)[6][7]

June[edit]

  • 9 June – William Bradfield, amateur astronomer (born 1927)
  • 12 June – Pat Rosier, writer, editor, feminist activist (born 1942)
  • 21 June – John Heslop, surgeon, cricket administrator (born 1925)
  • 30 June – Rik Tau, Ngāi Tahu kaumātua (born c.1941)[8]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 3 September – Mark Otway, tennis player (born 1931) (death announced on this date)
  • 5 September – Eoin Young, motoring journalist (born 1939)
  • 14 September – Peter Gutteridge, musician (born 1961)
  • 22 September – Ben Webb, artist (born 1976)
  • 29 September – John Ritchie, composer, music academic (born 1921)

October[edit]

  • 3 October – Ewen Gilmour, comedian (born 1963)
  • 6 October – Peg Griffin, supercentenarian, oldest person in New Zealand (born 1904)
  • 9 October – Connell Thode, naval officer, yachtsman (born 1911)
  • 10 October –
  • 13 October – Yvette Bromley, stage actor and theatre director (born 1913)
  • 14 October – Bob Neilson, rugby league player (born 1923)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lt "Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae". Governor-General of New Zealand. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Watkins, Tracy (3 March 2014). "Royals to spend 9 days in NZ". Fairfax New Zealand (Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Page, Jacob (29 March 2014). "Waikato double at Maadi Cup in schools eights". Fairfax New Zealand (via Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Piripi (23 May 2014). "Ngā Tapuwae to farewell beloved matriarch". Māori Television. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sam Harvey obituary". New Zealand Herald. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "'Goodnight Kiwi' creator dies". oneNews. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Monk, Arielle (3 July 2014). "Body of influential "Uncle Rik" Tau returns home". The Press. Retrieved 4 July 2014.