New Zealand in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 330

  • 1990-02-23 Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat

Historic CommunicationBlack Tot Day

1990-02-27 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal New Zealand Navy
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Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
Royal Navy sailors lining up for their daily rum ration
  • 1990-06-29 World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed in New Zealand
  • 1991-02-02 Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1991-02-04 NZ cricketers Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand, against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1991-04-06 145th Grand National: In Canadian distillery Seagram's final year of race sponsorship, New Zealand-bred chestnut gelding Seagram wins, ridden by Nigel Hawke
  • 1991-05-29 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1991-06-09 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Albus wins his only career major title by 3 strokes from New Zealander Bob Charles, Charles Coody and Dave Hill
  • 1991-10-01 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • 1992-03-21 Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
  • 1993-08-10 Earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand
  • 1994-04-26 1st day of voting in first ever multi-racial elections in South Africa, Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-06-28 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1995-02-13 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
  • 1995-05-13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time
  • 1995-06-04 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions

  • 1995-06-18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England
  • 1995-06-24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • 1995-11-26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • 1996-03-11 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
  • 1996-08-10 New Zealand beats South Africa, 29-18 in Cape Town to win the inaugural Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
  • 1997-03-03 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
  • 1997-04-07 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard New Zealand bred Lord Gyllene wins at 14/1 by 25 lengths; race postponed 2 days because of IRA bomb threat
  • 1997-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 36-24 in Dunedin to retain the Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer lands 5 penalties and 3 conversions; halftime NZ, 36-0
  • 1998-05-30 Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: In an all-NZ final, Andrew Mehrtens lands 2 penalties & 2 conversions as the Canterbury Crusaders beat the Blues, 20-13; Crusaders' first title
  • 1999-08-14 New Zealand win their 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series as South Africa edges Australia, 10-9 in Cape Town; All Blacks' only defeat comes in final round dead rubber, 28-7 against Wallabies in Sydney

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1999-11-27 New Zealand's Labour Party defeats the National-led government after 9 years in power, Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
New Zealand Prime Minister
Helen Clark
  • 2000-01-01 Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium
  • 2000-03-02 America's Cup, Auckland: Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Prada Challenge by 0.48s for a 5-0 series sweep; NZ only the 2nd country in 150 years to successfully defend the Cup
  • 2000-07-15 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference
  • 2000-11-25 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
  • 2001-07-29 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal County Down: Australian Ian Stanley wins in a playoff with Bob Charles of New Zealand
  • 2001-09-01 Australian Rugby Union team gives all-conquering captain John Eales perfect send off in his final international with a famous last minute, 29-26 win over New Zealand in Sydney; Wallabies retain Tri Nations Series
  • 2002-03-24 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Unheralded New Zealander Craig Perks chips-in twice on the final 3 holes for his only PGA Tour career win, 2 strokes ahead of Stephen Ames
  • 2002-08-10 New Zealand beats South Africa, 30-23 in Durban to win their fourth Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks score 4 tries to 2
  • 2003-03-02 America's Cup, Auckland: Swiss yacht Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 0.44s to sweep series, 5-0; Alinghi's Russell Coutts wins last 14 America's Cup races he's competed in as skipper; most in history

  • 2003-08-16 New Zealand beats Australia, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 5th Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks have undefeated 4-0 record and regain Bledisloe Cup from Wallabies

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003-12-01 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

Historic CommunicationShrek the Sheep

2004-04-28 Shrek the sheep from Tarras, Central Otago, New Zealand, is finally shorn live on TV after 6 years avoidance; the fleece weighed 27 kg (60 lb)
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Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!
Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!
  • 2004-06-12 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries
  • 2004-08-26 Hamish Carter of New Zealand wins the men's gold medal ahead of team mate Bevan Docherty, whilst Kate Allen of Austria takes out the women's Triathlon at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004-11-11 New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
  • 2004-11-27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005-04-29 New Zealand's first civil union takes place

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2005-06-19 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2005-09-03 After beating South Africa the previous weekend, New Zealand clinch their 6th Tri Nations Rugby Series with a 34-24 win over Australia in Auckland; All Blacks winger Doug Howlett crosses for 3 tries
  • 2006-04-06 NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
  • 2006-05-16 A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand
  • 2006-08-04 Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in 23 August
  • 2006-08-26 New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-11-11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2007-07-03 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain
  • 2007-07-21 New Zealand beats Australia, 26-12 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 3rd consecutive Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter lands 7 penalties for the All Blacks
  • 2007-09-30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai, China: Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr score as Germany beats Brazil, 2-0
  • 2007-10-15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
  • 2008-08-16 New Zealand rowers Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell successfully defend their 2004 Olympic title in the women's double sculls by beating Germany by 0.01 seconds at the Beijing Games
  • 2008-09-13 New Zealand beats Australia, 28-24 in Brisbane to clinch their 4th straight Tri Nations Rugby Series; flyhalf Dan Carter scores a try and lands 4 conversions for the All Blacks

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2008-11-08 John Key leads the National Party to victory in New Zealand's general election, defeating nine year Prime Minister Helen Clark and her Labour-led coaliton government

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
New Zealand Prime Minister
Helen Clark
  • 2008-11-22 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
  • 2009-03-14 Canterbury winger Hazem El Masri becomes highest point scorer in Australian Rugby League history; 33rd minute penalty in Bulldogs' 34-12 win over Manly at ANZ Stadium, Sydney takes him to 2,178; Andrew Johns, 2,176
  • 2009-04-17 Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark becomes the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the first woman to lead the organization
  • 2009-07-15 A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami
  • 2009-09-12 South Africa claims 3rd Tri Nations Rugby Series with 32-29 win over defending champions New Zealand in Hamilton; Steyn bros dominate with the boot; Morné kicks 2 penalties, 2 conversions & dropped goal; François, 3 penalties
  • 2010-08-21 New Zealand clinch their 10th Tri Nations Rugby Series with one match remaining, scoring 2 tries in the last 3 minutes to beat South Africa, 29–22 in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
  • 2010-09-04 Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
  • 2010-11-19 New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
  • 2011-02-22 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
  • 2011-06-13 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • 2011-08-27 Australia claims final Tri Nations Rugby Series with 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane; Argentina's Pumas join competition the following year; series rebranded The Rugby Championship
  • 2011-10-23 7th Rugby World Cup Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Tournament favourites New Zealand edge France, 8-7; crowd 61,079
  • 2012-01-07 Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
  • 2012-08-06 Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2012-08-26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2012-08-26 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko wins by 3 from Inbee Park
  • 2012-09-03 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • 2012-10-06 New Zealand wins inaugural Rugby Championship with a 32-16 win over South Africa in Johannesburg; undefeated All Blacks score 4 tries to 1 with Dan Carter booting 3 conversions, a penalty & dropped goal
  • 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
  • 2013-04-17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • 2013-08-25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher
  • 2013-09-15 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status
  • 2013-09-25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2013-10-05 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries
  • 2013-11-30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2014-08-02 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders
  • 2014-09-20 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance
  • 2014-09-27 New Zealand clinch 3rd consecutive southern hemisphere Rugby Championship after bonus-point 34–13 win v Argentina in La Plata; first time NZ fail to win all their matches; fly half Beauden Barrett kicks 6/6
  • 2014-09-27 New Zealand scores 4 tries to Pumas 1 to beat Argentina, 34-13 in La Plata and claim their 3rd straight Rugby Championship; All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett kicks 4 conversions and 2 penalties
  • 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
  • 2015-01-31 17 year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world
  • 2015-08-08 Australia clinches first Rugby Championship with 27-19 win over New Zealand in Sydney; All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw equals Irishman Brian O'Driscoll's record for most capped international player (141)
  • 2015-08-23 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Vancouver GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins in a playoff with Stacy Lewis for her third success in the event
  • 2015-09-13 Evian Championship Womens Golf, Evian Resort GC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days
  • 2015-10-31 8th Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17
  • 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
  • 2016-04-03 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 1 from Charley Hull & Chun In-gee for her second major title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-04-18 Laureus World Sports Awards, Palais am Funkturm, Berlin, Germany: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Sernea Williams; Team: New Zealand Men's National Rugby Union team

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2016-06-12 Women's PGA Championship, Sahalee CC: 18-year old Canadian Brooke Henderson wins her first major title on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff with top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand
  • 2016-08-08 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 320

  • 1968-08-14 Glenn Leroy McLeay, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1969-01-05 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • 1969-01-19 Andrew Murray Stone, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969-02-23 Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer (US Open 2005), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • 1969-03-19 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1969-04-03 Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1969-04-27 Brett Steven, New Zealand tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969-09-06 Doug Pirini, New Zealand decathlete (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969-10-16 Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969-11-20 Richard Dickson Reid, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970-07-19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1970-07-22 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • 1970-11-09 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970-12-30 Gus Nketia, 100m sprint (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-02-15 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-05-13 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-07-18 Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
  • 1971-08-18 Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1971-10-22 Timothy Christopher Carswell, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971-11-08 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971-12-12 Toni Hodgkinson, 800m (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972-01-07 Aaron John Mcintosh, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972-03-29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • 1972-06-07 Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
  • 1972-10-19 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1972-10-27 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972-12-16 Angela Bloomfield, New Zealand actress
  • 1972-12-20 Jonathan Wyatt, New Zealand 5000m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1973-01-05 Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1973-02-12 Brendon Mark Cameron, New Zealand 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • 1973-04-08 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, 50m/100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1973-10-15 Susannah Kate Pryde, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1973-11-16 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1973-12-28 Garth John Da Silva, heavyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1974-01-10 Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor & musician (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton, New Zealand
  • 1974-01-17 Sharon Marie Ferris, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Scarborough, Canada
  • 1974-09-03 Rebecca Bailey, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1974-10-09 Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor (Shortland Street), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1974-10-23 Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower (Olympics 96), born in Auckland
  • 1975-01-02 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union flanker and captain (50 caps; captain 2002-03; Canterbury Crusaders), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975-01-05 Kylie Bax, New Zealand model, born in Thames, New Zealand
  • 1975-01-22 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1975-02-13 Mark Gerald Keddell, New Zealand 200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1975-03-02 Daryl Gibson, New Zealand rugby union centre (19 caps; Canterbury Crusaders) and coach (NSW Waratahs), born in Lumsden, New Zealand
  • 1975-04-21 Danyon Loader, New Zealand 200m and 400m swimmer (2 Olympic gold medals 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1975-05-02 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Person of interestJonah Lomu

1975-05-12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1975-05-26 Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1975-08-09 Mathew James Coad, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1975-08-16 Taika Waititi, New Zealand film director (Boy, Thor: Ragnarok), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1976-02-12 Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand
  • 1976-03-14 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1976-05-24 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 1976-06-29 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Concords), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1976-09-10 Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976-11-12 Scott Mark Cameron, NZ 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976-12-03 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union halfback (57 caps; Highlanders, Chiefs, Toulouse), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1977-01-22 Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union flanker (8 caps; Chiefs) and coach (Ulster, La Rochelle), born in Henderson, New Zealand
  • 1977-09-12 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • 1977-10-07 Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress, born in Kaitaia, New Zealand
  • 1977-10-18 Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
  • 1977-11-13 Chanel Cole [Whalley], New Zealand-born Australian singer (Spook), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1977-11-28 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1978-03-18 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1978-05-29 Adam Rickitt, British/New Zealand actor
  • 1978-07-06 Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1978-07-12 Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
  • 1978-09-05 Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer (All Blacks), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1978-09-21 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1978-11-17 Zoë 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, born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga
  • 1979-11-20 Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (15 caps, Silver Ferns), born in Clyde, New Zealand
  • 1979-12-03 Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1980-02-18 Alison Rachel Fitch, New Zealand swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1980-02-29 Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league centre (22 Tests; Auckland Warriors, Leeds Rhinos), born in Stratford, New Zealand
  • 1980-03-14 Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1980-05-23 Sarah Louise Catherwood, 4x200m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1980-07-22 Scott Dixon, New Zealand auto racer (IndyCar Drivers' champion 2003, 08, 13, 15, 18), born in Brisbane, Australia

Person of interestJacinda Ardern

1980-07-26 Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand (2017-present), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
  • 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, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1981-06-18 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand child murder victim (d. 1987)
  • 1981-08-29 Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), New Zealand actor, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1982-02-10 Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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 composer, worked on Peter Jackson's films
  • 1983-12-03 Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby union fly-half/centre (25 caps; Chiefs, Bath), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • 1984-02-21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1984-04-02 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress and singer (The Tribe), born in George, Cape Province, South Africa
  • 1984-05-28 Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
  • 1984-06-27 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress (Haven), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1985-02-25 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985-08-03 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1985-11-10 Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer (Hell No!), born in Auckland, New Zealand

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