New Zealand in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 330 of 330

  • 2016-08-16 New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington retains her K-1 200m Olympic title with a time of 39.864 at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-18 New Zealand's 2017 America's Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling teams with Blair Tuke to win the gold medal in the 49er class sailing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-20 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2016-10-08 New Zealand routs South Africa, 57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1, 2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett
  • 2016-11-14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-12-04 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • 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
  • 2017-08-14 Parliamentary citizenship scandal deepens in Australia after Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM revealed to be a New Zealand citizen
  • 2017-08-26 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
  • 2017-09-16 New Zealand All Blacks rugby union team hands South Africa their biggest test match defeat in history; beat Springboks, 57-0 in Rugby Championship round in Albany, NZ
  • 2017-10-07 New Zealand clinch their 5th Rugby Championship with 25-24 win over South Africa at Cape Town; All Blacks undefeated in 6 games

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017-10-19 New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-10-26 National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching the copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and ordered to pay $413,000 for use of the song “Eminem Esque”

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

  • 2017-10-26 Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government
  • 2017-12-13 Prehistoric bones of a penguin as tall as a human (1.77m) found on Otago beach, New Zealand, reported in "Nature Communications"
  • 2018-05-08 Largest-ever wave at 23.8m recorded in the South Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists
  • 2018-06-21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter
  • 2018-09-16 Scott Dixon of New Zealand finishes second in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma to wrap up his 5th IndyCar Drivers' title for Chip Ganassi Racing; Honda wins Manufacturers' Cup; Canadian Robert Wickens is Rookie of the Year
  • 2018-10-06 New Zealand claims 6th overall, and 3rd straight Rugby Championship with 32-20 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks outscore Springboks 4 tries to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-10-16 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
  • 2018-10-29 World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word "groutier" (bad-tempered)
  • 2018-11-17 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • 2019-03-15 Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2019-03-21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, 6 days after the Christchurch terrorist attack
  • 2019-12-09 White Island / Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand erupts killing 16
  • 2020-03-26 Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to all 51 murders in New Zealand

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020-04-06 Nadia, a tiger at the Bronz Zoo, tests positive for COVID-19, 1st known case of human-to-cat transmission
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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 320 of 320

  • 1986-07-16 Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor (The King's Speech), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1986-11-18 Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
  • 1987-04-10 Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano and UNICEF ambassador, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1987-04-26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress and famous YouTube star (lonelygirl15), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1987-05-29 Issac Luke, New Zealand Rugby League hooker (NZ 37 caps), born in Hawera, NZ

Person of interestDaniel Logan

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
  • 1987-09-19 Guy Williams, New Zealand comedian and TV personality (Jono and Ben), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1987-10-07 Jeremy Brockie, Australian footballer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1989-01-03 Ben Matulino, New Zealand rugby league forward (23 caps; NZ Warriors, Wests Tigers), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1989-09-15 Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
  • 1990-03-24 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • 1990-09-09 Shaun Johnson, New Zealand Rugby League halfback (Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks), born in Auckland, NZ
  • 1991-01-01 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016; helmsman America's Cup 2017; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1991-01-04 Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1991-05-27 Beauden Barrett, New Zealand rugby union utility back (83 caps; World Male Rugby Player of the Year 2016, 17; Hurricanes 125 games), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 1993-06-10 Scott McLaughlin, New Zealand professional racing driver, born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 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 interestLorde

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

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Person of interestLydia Ko

1997-04-24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand golfer, (Evian C'ship 2015, ANA Inspiration 2016), born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

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Famous Deaths