List of New Zealand supercentenarians

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This list includes New Zealand supercentenarians (people from New Zealand who have attained the age of at least 110 years) whose lifespans have been verified by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). There have been two verified supercentenarians from New Zealand.[1] The oldest person ever from New Zealand was Ethel Booth, (25th December , 1890-18th February, 2001) who died in 2001, aged 110 years, 55 days. As of 10 July 2014, there are no verified living supercentenarians in New Zealand; but there is 1 unverified: Peg Griffin, who was born on 25 May 1904, aged 110 years, 46 days.

Living New Zealand supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest living people from New Zealand. Those listed as 'verified' have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group. Those listed as 'pending' have provided at least one document supporting the claimed age but not the three necessary for validation. Those that are 'unverified' have provided no documents to support the age claimed.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 10 July 2014 Region of birth Region of residence
Peg Griffin[2] F 25 May 1904 110 years, 46 days Wellington Wellington

New Zealand supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Region or country of birth Region of death
1 Florence Finch[3] F 22 December 1893 10 April 2007 113 years, 109 days England Hawke's Bay
Maudie Wilson[4] F 23 March 1903 24 October 2013 110 years, 215 days Southland Southland
2 Ethel Booth[5] F 25 December 1890 18 February 2001 110 years, 55 days Waikato Waikato

Oldest New Zealand person by region[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each region according to today's borders.

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending

Region Name Sex Reported birth date Reported death date Reported age
Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Canterbury Muriel Daisy Smith[6] F 10 April 1903 27 June 2011 108 years, 78 days
Gisborne
Hawke's Bay Florence Finch[3] F 22 December 1893 10 April 2007 113 years, 109 days
Manawatu-Whanganui Esther Moreland[7] F 25 February 1902 11 February 2011 108 years, 351 days
Marlborough
Nelson
Northland
Otago
Southland Maudie Wilson[4] F 23 March 1903 24 October 2013 110 years, 215 days
Taranaki Marie Ray[8] F 19 January 1902 14 March 2011 109 years, 54 days
Tasman
Waikato Ethel Booth[5] F 25 December 1890 18 February 2001 110 years, 55 days
Wellington Peg Griffin[9] F 25 May 1904 Living 110 years, 46 days
West Coast Olive Stains[10] F 25 October 1900 4 February 2009 108 years, 102 days

Chronological list of the oldest living person in New Zealand since 2007[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Region of death
Unidentified 10 April 2007 Florence Finch[3] F ? – 113 22 December 1893 – 10 April 2007
113 years, 109 days
Hawke's Bay
10 April 2007 9 May 2009
(2 years, 29 days)
Ruby Billings[11] F 106 – 109 27 April 1900 – 9 May 2009
109 years, 12 days
Waikato
9 May 2009 15 June 2009
(37 days)
Inez Newton[citation needed] F 107 7 November 1901 – 15 June 2009
107 years, 220 days
Auckland
15 June 2009 11 February 2011
(1 year, 241 days)
Doris Mackintosh[12] F 107 – 109 18 January 1902 – 11 February 2011
109 years, 23 days
Auckland
11 February 2011 14 March 2011
(31 days)
Marie Ray[8] F 109 19 January 1902 – 14 March 2011
109 years, 54 days
Auckland
14 March 2011 24 October 2013
(2 years, 224 days)
Maudie Wilson[4] F 107 – 110 23 March 1903 – 24 October 2013
110 years, 215 days
Southland
24 October 2013 Present
(259 days)
Peg Griffin[9] F 109 – 110* born 25 May 1904
age 110 years, 46 days
Living in Wellington

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRG Table B
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c GRG Deaths 2007
  4. ^ a b c "Table EE PENDING GRG CASES". GRG. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b GRG Deaths 2001
  6. ^ In Memory of Muriel Daisy Smith
  7. ^ "Waikanae's 'elegant lady' dies". stuff.co.nz. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Friend's tribute to a 'remarkable' woman". Stuff.co.nz. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b [2]
  10. ^ Former Masterton woman dies at 108
  11. ^ "NZ's oldest woman dies in Waikato". NZHerald. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand's oldest woman Doris Mackintosh celebrates 109th birthday". whatsonsanya. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2014.