2016 in New Zealand

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2016 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 2016 in New Zealand.

Population[edit]

National

Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

Main urban areas

Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and vice-regal[edit]

Government[edit]

2016 is the second full year of the 51st Parliament, which first sat on 21 October 2014.

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

Other party leaders[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Benny Award presented by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand to Suzanne Prentice OBE.

Sport[edit]

Awards[edit]

Olympics[edit]

  • New Zealand sends a team of 199 competitors across 20 sports.
  • Sprint canoeist Lisa Carrington becomes the first New Zealand women to win two medals in the same Olympic Games.
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
4 9 5 18

Paralympics[edit]

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
9 5 7 21
  • Swimmer Sophie Pascoe overtook Eve Rimmer to become New Zealand's most successful Paralympian in terms of medals won.

Athletics[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 3 March – Martin Crowe, cricketer (born 1962)
  • 4 March – Harry Turbott, architect, landscape architect, environmentalist (born 1930)
  • 5 March – David Abbott, cricket umpire (born 1934)
  • 11 March – Sel Belsham, rugby league player, cricketer (born 1930)
  • 16 March – George Menzies, rugby league player and coach (born 1930)
  • 19 March – Graham Fortune, diplomat and public servant (born 1941)
  • 25 March – Ross Jennings, television producer and director (born 1944)
  • 27 March – Frank Torley, television reporter, director and producer (born c.1940)
  • 31 March – Mark Vryenhoek, alpine skier (born 1960)

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 2 August – Terence Bayler, actor (born 1930)
  • 3 August – Chris Amon, motor racing driver (born 1943)
  • 5 August – Don Donnithorne, architect (born 1926)
  • 7 August – Sir Ron Scott, sports administrator (born 1928)
  • 11 August – Sir Ian Turbott, diplomat, university administrator (born 1922)
  • 19 August – Bob Skelton, jockey (born 1934)
  • 22 August – Don McIver, military leader, public servant (born 1936)
  • 24 August – Glen Evans, politician, mayor of Lower Hutt (1986–95) (born 1936)
  • 29 August – Edward Latter, military officer, politician, diplomat (born 1928)
  • 30 August – Brian Robinson, inorganic chemist (born 1940)

September[edit]

  • 1 September – Sir Graeme Douglas, businessman, pharmacist, philanthropist (born 1929)
  • 7 September – Don "D. J." Cameron, sports journalist (born 1933)
  • 11 September – Let's Elope, Thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1987)
  • 16 September – Reese Griffiths, rugby league player (born 1937)
  • 23 September

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 3 December – Sir David Hay, cardiologist, anti-smoking campaigner (born 1927)
  • 6 December – Elva Bett, artist, art historian, art gallery director (born 1918)
  • 12 December – Lord Gyllene, Thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1988)
  • 14 December – Bunny Walters, singer (born 1953)
  • 18 December – Frank Crotty, rower, industrial chemist (born 1938)
  • 19 December – Arthur Berry, cricketer (born 1928)
  • 23 December – Doug Coombs, cricketer, geologist (born 1924)
  • 24 December – Ron Broom, cricketer (born 1925)
  • 25 December – John Gregson, George Cross recipient (born 1924)
  • 30 December – Con Linton, sailor (born 1938)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae". Governor-General of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Ballinger Belt". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 March 2016.