2014 in New Zealand

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2014 in New Zealand
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The following lists events that happened during 2014 in New Zealand.

Population[edit]

National

Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

Main urban areas

Following the 2013 census, Statistics New Zealand added Blenheim to the list of main urban areas, increasing the total number to 17.[2] Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

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 general election following the dissolution of parliament was held on 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]

September[edit]

  • 1 September – A gunman shoots dead two people and injures a third at the Work and Income office in Ashburton. The town is locked down for seven hours while police search for and apprehend the suspected gunman.[5]
  • 20 September – the 2014 general election is held.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Holidays and observances[edit]

Sport[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Rugby[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]

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)[8]
  • 23 May – Sam Harvey, cartoonist (born 1922)[9][10]

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)[11]

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)
  • 18 October – Veandercross, thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1988)
  • 21 October – Tuna Scanlan, boxer (born 1934)
  • 26 October – Sir Tay Wilson, sports administrator (born 1925)
  • 27 October – Ian Monro, naval officer (born 1927)

November[edit]

  • 2 November – Robert Tripe, actor (born 1973)
  • 5 November – Don McLaren, animal healthcare businessman, thoroughbred racehorse breeder, horse racing administrator (born 1933)
  • 6 November – Len Jordan, rugby league player (born 1920)
  • 7 November – Rough Habit, thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1986)
  • 9 November – Jeanne Macaskill, painter (born 1931)
  • 16 November – Binney Lock, journalist and newspaper editor (born 1932)
  • 24 November – Peter Henderson, rugby union and rugby league player, athlete (born 1926)
  • 30 November – Norm Holland, jockey (born 1924)

December[edit]

  • 1 December – Rocky Wood, writer (born 1959)
  • 3 December – Pat O'Connor, Roman Catholic priest, Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau (1992–2011) (born 1932)
  • 12 December – Alan Ward, historian (born 1935)
  • 13 December – John Hickman, meteorologist (born 1927)
  • 14 December – John McCraw, soil scientist and local historian (born 1925)
  • 16 December – Jack Hazlett, rugby union player, tannery company founder (born 1938)
  • 18 December – John Beedell, canoeist (born 1933)
  • 23 December – Nigel Priestley, earthquake engineer (born 1943)
  • 25 December
    • Dave Comer, photographer, film location scout (born 1956)
    • Tom O'Donnell, medical doctor, researcher and academic (born 1926)
  • 26 December – Judith, Lady Hay, community leader, mayoress of Christchurch (1974–89) (born 1927)
  • 29 December – Sir Ivor Richardson, jurist (born 1930)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.  Also "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates - DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Urban area: Definition". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Lt "Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae". Governor-General of New Zealand. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Watkins, Tracy (3 March 2014). "Royals to spend 9 days in NZ". Fairfax New Zealand (Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ashburton Work and Income shooting: Suspect arrested". The New Zealand Herald. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Page, Jacob (29 March 2014). "Waikato double at Maadi Cup in schools eights". Fairfax New Zealand (via Stuff.co.nz). Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Taylor, Piripi (23 May 2014). "Ngā Tapuwae to farewell beloved matriarch". Māori Television. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sam Harvey obituary". New Zealand Herald. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "'Goodnight Kiwi' creator dies". oneNews. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Monk, Arielle (3 July 2014). "Body of influential "Uncle Rik" Tau returns home". The Press. Retrieved 4 July 2014.