2009 in New Zealand

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2009 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 2009 in New Zealand.

Incumbents

Regal and vice-regal

Government

2009 was the first full year of the election of the 49th New Zealand Parliament.

Other party leaders

Judiciary

Main centre leaders

Events

January

February

March

April

May

  • 7 May: Gunman Jan Molenaar shoots three police officers executing a routine cannabis search warrant, and a neighbour who tried to assist them. He killed Senior Constable Leonard Snee and seriously injured the others, and after a two-day siege was found dead.[5]
  • 30 May: Metiria Turei elected as co-leader of the Green Party at the AGM in Dunedin.

June

  • 3 June: A police investigation leads to MP Richard Worth resigning ministerial portfolios including Minister of Internal Affairs "for personal reasons", with Prime Minister John Key saying, "If he hadn't resigned I would have sacked him".[6]
  • 5 June: David Bain is found not guilty of the murder of five family members.
  • 12 June: Five members of the family of Janet Moses were found guilty of manslaughter after performing a fatal exorcism.[7]
  • 24 June: A NZ$36.1 million first division jackpot in the New Zealand Lotteries Commission's Big Wednesday game is won by a Masterton-based lottery syndicate of four: the largest single lottery prize won in New Zealand.[8]

July

August

  • 4 August: Former MP Phillip Field found guilty on bribery, corruption and obstruction of justice charges.[11]
  • 8–9 August: New Zealand's first Telethon for 16 years raises $2 million for the KidsCan Stand Tall Trust.[12]

October

  • 30 October – Electricity supply to Northland and northern Auckland is cut for three hours, affecting 280,000 customers, after a forklift carrying a shipping container hits the only major transmission line supplying the region.[13]

November

Holidays and observances

Arts and literature

Awards

Music

  • May - New Zealand Music Month
    • Vodafone Album of the year: Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
    • Vodafone Single of the year: Ladyhawke - My Delerium
    • Best group: Midnight Youth
    • Best male solo artist: Savage
    • Best female solo artist: Ladyhawke
    • Breakthrough artist of the year: Ladyhawke
    • Best Music Video: Chris Graham – Brother (Smashproof)
    • Best Rock Album: Midnight Youth – "The Brave Don't Run"
    • Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: Ladi 6 – "Time Is Not Much"
    • Best Aotearoa Roots Album: Fat Freddy's Drop – "Dr Boondigga and the Big BW"
    • Best dance/electronica album: Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
    • Best gospel/Christian album: Mumsdollar - Ruins
    • Best classical album: David Bremner – "Gung Ho"
    • The Vodafone People's Choice Award, voted by New Zealand music fans: Smashproof
    • Highest Selling NZ Single: Smashproof feat. Gin - Brother
    • Highest Selling NZ Album: The Feelers - The Best: 1998 - 2008"
    • Radio Airplay Record of the Year: Tiki Taane- "Always on my mind"

Performing arts

Television

Film

  • Earth Whisperers/Papatuanuku[15]

Internet

Sport

Cricket

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Netball

Motorsport

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Soccer

The 2009 Chatham Cup is won by Wellington Olympic, who beat Three Kings United 2–1 in the final.

Shooting

  • Ballinger Belt –

Tennis

Births

Deaths

January

  • 4 January – Sonny Fai, rugby league player (born 1988)
  • 17 January – Mike Parkinson, rugby union player (born 1948)
  • 26 January – Gerry Merito, entertainer (born 1938)
  • 26 January – Don Ladner, rugby league player (born c.1948)

February

March

  • 2 March – Robert Bruce, professional wrestler and talent agent (born 1943)
  • 9 March – Graham Mexted, rugby union player (born 1927)
  • 12 March – Mary Batchelor, politician (born 1927)
  • 13 March – Geoff Moon, veterinary surgeon, ornithologist and photographer (born 1915)
  • 21 March – Beach Towel, standardbred racehorse (foaled 1987)
  • 24 March – Denis Miller, air force bomber and airline pilot (born 1918)

April

  • 1 April – Kevin Briscoe, rugby union player (born 1936)
  • 11 April – James Brodie, geologist, oceanographer and amateur historian and philatelist (born 1920)
  • 17 April – Richard Sutton, chess player and legal academic (born 1938)
  • 26 April – Sir Pupuke Robati, Cook Islands politician (born 1925)
  • 27 April – John Bollard, lawyer, environment court judge (born 1940)

May

  • 1 May – Sunline, thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1995)
  • 3 May – Percy Marunui Murphy, soldier and politician, first Māori mayor (born 1924)
  • 12 May – Dame Heather Begg, opera singer (born 1932)
  • 23 May – Sir Tangaroa Tangaroa, Cook Islands politician (born 1921)
  • 30 May – Ferris de Joux, automotive design, engineer and constructor (born 1935)

June

  • 7 June – Keith Steele, cricketer and lawyer (born 1951)
  • 8 June – Taini Morrison, kapa haka leader (born c.1958)
  • 12 June – Ivan Lichter, thoracic surgeon and palliative care pioneer (born 1918)
  • 19 June – Ron Crocombe, Pacific studies academic (born 1929)
  • 28 June – Tom Paulay, earthquake engineer (born 1923)
  • 30 June – Joan Wiffen, amateur paleontologist (born 1922)

July

August

September

  • 8 September – Ahmed Said Musa Patel, Muslim religious leader (born 1937)
  • 9 September – Dame Patricia Bergquist, zoology and anatomy academic (born 1933)
  • 11 September – John Pattison, pilot, Battle of Britain veteran (born 1917)
  • 12 September – Helen Wily, mathematician (born 1921)
  • 20 September – Ken Hough, dual international cricketer and association footballer (born 1928)
  • 24 September – Sir Howard Morrison, entertainer (born 1935)
  • 26 September – Paul Medhurst, track cyclist (born 1953)
  • 27 September – Murray Smith, politician (born 1941)

October

  • 3 October – Leigh Davis, writer (born 1955)
  • 4 October – Roger Green, archaeologist (born 1932)
  • 9 October – Noel Bowden, rugby union player (born 1926)
  • 14 October – Martyn Sanderson, actor, filmmaker and poet (born 1938)
  • 17 October – Dame Doreen Blumhardt, potter, ceramicist and arts educator (born 1914)
  • 31 October – Tim Bickerstaff, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author (born 1942)

November

  • 4 November – Sir Don Beaven, diabetes researcher (born 1924)
  • 5 November – Adam Firestorm, professional wrestler (born 1976)
  • 15 November – Tia Barrett, diplomat (born 1947)
  • 19 November – Pat Mackie, miner and trade unionist (born 1914)
  • 29 November – Bill Hunt, alpine skier (born 1929)

December

  • 3 December – Brian Mason, geochemist and mineralogist (born 1917)
  • 6 December – Eldred Stebbing, record label founder and owner (born 1921)
  • 8 December – Bub Bridger, poet and short-story writer (born 1924)
  • 20 December – John Veitch, cricketer (born 1937)
  • 29 December – Paul Sapsford, rugby union player (born 1949)
  • 30 December – Jacqueline Sturm, poet and short-story writer (born 1927)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Former Governors-General". New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ Gower, Patrick (2 March 2009). "Nine-day plan must protect pay: unions". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
  3. ^ stuff.co.nz (1 April 2009). "Clark won't linger on 'gee, golly, gosh'". Dominion Post. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  4. ^ Thompson, Wayne (28 March 2009). "Super-city tipped to save $113m a year". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  5. ^ Francis, Clio (9 May 2009). "Napier siege: Gunman found dead". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  6. ^ Gower, Patrick (3 June 2009). "Complaint against Worth made two weeks ago - police". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Five guilty in exorcism case". New Zealand Herald. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  8. ^ Gower, Patrick (25 June 2009). "'People like us ...we just don't win money,' says shocked $36m winner". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Three New Zealand deaths linked to swine flu". stuff.co.nz. 4 July 2009. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  10. ^ Dye, Stuart; Davison, Isaac (16 July 2009). "Checks for damage after big quake rocks south". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  11. ^ Field, Michael and NZPA (4 August 2009). "Taito Phillip Field found guilty". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  12. ^ "Telethon's $2m 'enough to feed hungry kids'". NZ Herald. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
  13. ^ "Forklift sparks blackout for thousands - tvnz.co.nz". Television New Zealand. 30 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  14. ^ "NZ rocket launches into space". The New Zealand Herald. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  15. ^ http://www.wickcandle.co.nz/index.html Official website for Earth Whisperer; accessed 4 January 2010
  16. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2014.

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