2019 in New Zealand

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2019 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 2019 in New Zealand.

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and vice-regal[edit]

Government[edit]

The Sixth Labour Government, elected in 2017, continues.

Other party leaders[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 2019 Nelson fires
  • 15 March – Shootings at two Christchurch mosques result in the deaths of 51 people.[1][2]
  • 16 March – Sky News Australia is pulled off the air by independently-owned Sky New Zealand. The decision was made after Murdoch’s channel refused to stop showing graphic video footage that had been live-streamed by the alleged shooter at the two mosques in Christchurch.[3]

Sports[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt –
    • Jim Bailey (Australia)
    • John Snowden (Ashburton), second, top New Zealander[5]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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