New Zealand in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 219 of 219

  • 2012-09-03 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012-11-28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2013-04-17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • 2013-09-25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2013-11-30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2014-09-20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • 2014-10-04 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win
  • 2014-10-16 New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council
  • 2014-11-05 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'
  • 2014-11-08 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-09-13 Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest winner of a golf major winning the Evian Championship in France aged 18yrs, 142 days

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2015-11-23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million
  • 2016-11-14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people
  • 2016-12-04 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office
  • 2016-12-12 Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key
  • 2016-12-23 United Nations Security Council adopts a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967. Resolution 2334 was moved by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela and passed 14-0 with a US abstention .
  • 2017-06-26 America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand defeat Oracle Team USA 7-1 in Bermuda, Peter Burling (26) youngest ever helmsman
  • 2017-07-08 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 244 of 244

  • 1978-09-21 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978-11-17 ZoĆ« Bell, New Zealand actress
  • 1979-03-04 Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
  • 1979-03-20 Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1979-09-26 Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
  • 1979-10-09 Lydia Jane Lipscombe, breastroker (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1979-11-20 Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (Silver Ferns)
  • 1980-02-18 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1980-02-29 Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1980-03-14 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980-05-23 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1980-07-22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
  • 1980-07-31 Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player, born in Salesi, Samoa
  • 1980-11-04 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • 1980-12-31 Richard "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks), born in Oamaru, New Zealand
  • 1981-01-05 Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1981-04-02 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
  • 1981-06-18 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
  • 1982-02-10 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1982-03-05 Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • 1982-05-21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1982-07-24 Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1982-08-26 David Long, New Zealand musician
  • 1983-05-31 Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • 1984-02-21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1984-04-02 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
  • 1984-05-28 Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
  • 1984-06-27 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
  • 1985-02-25 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985-08-03 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1986-04-20 Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
  • 1986-07-16 Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
  • 1986-11-18 Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
  • 1987-04-10 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
  • 1987-04-26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1987-06-06 Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • 1987-09-01 Daniel "Dann" Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore), born in Feilding, New Zealand
  • 1989-09-15 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
  • 1990-03-24 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • 1991-01-01 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic Gold 2016, helmsman America's Cup 2017), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1991-01-04 Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
  • 1994-11-27 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, born at Bendigo Station, Otago (d. 2011)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1996-11-07 Lorde [Ella Yelich-O'Connor], New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-04-24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand professional golfer, born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

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