2016 in New Zealand

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2016 in New Zealand

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 2016 in New Zealand.

Population

National

Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

Main urban areas

Estimated populations as at 30 June.[1]

Incumbents

Regal and vice-regal

Government

2016 is the second full year of the 51st Parliament, which first sat on 21 October 2014.

The Fifth National Government, first elected in 2008, continues.

Other party leaders

Judiciary

Main centre leaders

Events

January

February

March

August

October

November

December

  • 5 December – John Key announces he will stand down as Prime Minister and leader of the National Party on 12 December.
  • 12 December – Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand's 39th Prime Minister.

Arts and literature

Performing arts

Benny Award presented by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand to Suzanne Prentice OBE.

Sport

Awards

Olympics

  • New Zealand sends a team of 199 competitors across 20 sports.
  • Sprint canoeist Lisa Carrington becomes the first New Zealand women to win two medals in the same Olympic Games.
 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
4 9 5 18

Paralympics

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
9 5 7 21
  • Swimmer Sophie Pascoe overtook Eve Rimmer to become New Zealand's most successful Paralympian in terms of medals won.

Athletics

Rowing

Shooting

Deaths

January

February

March

  • 3 March – Martin Crowe, cricketer (born 1962)
  • 4 March – Harry Turbott, architect, landscape architect, environmentalist (born 1930)
  • 5 March – David Abbott, cricket umpire (born 1934)
  • 11 March – Sel Belsham, rugby league player, cricketer (born 1930)
  • 16 March – George Menzies, rugby league player and coach (born 1930)
  • 19 March – Graham Fortune, diplomat and public servant (born 1941)
  • 25 March – Ross Jennings, television producer and director (born 1944)
  • 27 March – Frank Torley, television reporter, director and producer (born c.1940)
  • 31 March – Mark Vryenhoek, alpine skier (born 1960)

April

May

June

July

  • 5 July
    • Max Carr, field athlete and coach, athletics official, air force officer (born 1922)
    • Rex Pickering, rugby union player (born 1936)
  • 14 July
  • 19 July – Ray Bell, rugby union player (born 1925)
  • 20 July
  • 21 July – Sid Hurst, farmer (born 1918)
  • 22 July – Lee Grant, actor, singer, choreographer (born 1931)
  • 25 July – Tony Lentino, motor racing team owner (born c.1974)
  • 26 July – Henry Connor, botanist (born 1922)

August

  • 2 August – Terence Bayler, actor (born 1930)
  • 3 August – Chris Amon, motor racing driver (born 1943)
  • 5 August – Don Donnithorne, architect (born 1926)
  • 7 August – Sir Ron Scott, sports administrator (born 1928)
  • 11 August – Sir Ian Turbott, diplomat, university administrator (born 1922)
  • 19 August – Bob Skelton, jockey (born 1934)
  • 22 August – Don McIver, military leader, public servant (born 1936)
  • 24 August – Glen Evans, politician, mayor of Lower Hutt (1986–95) (born 1936)
  • 29 August – Edward Latter, military officer, politician, diplomat (born 1928)
  • 30 August – Brian Robinson, inorganic chemist (born 1940)

September

  • 1 September – Sir Graeme Douglas, businessman, pharmacist, philanthropist (born 1929)
  • 7 September – Don "D. J." Cameron, sports journalist (born 1933)
  • 11 September – Let's Elope, Thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1987)
  • 16 September – Reese Griffiths, rugby league player (born 1937)
  • 23 September

October

November

December

  • 3 December – Sir David Hay, cardiologist, anti-smoking campaigner (born 1927)
  • 12 December – Lord Gyllene, Thoroughbred racehorse (foaled 1988)
  • 14 December – Bunny Walters, singer (born 1953)
  • 18 December – Frank Crotty, rower, industrial chemist (born 1938)
  • 19 December – Arthur Berry, cricketer (born 1928)
  • 23 December – Doug Coombs, cricketer, geologist (born 1924)
  • 24 December – Ron Broom, cricketer (born 1925)
  • 25 December – John Gregson, George Cross recipient (born 1924)
  • 30 December – Con Linton, sailor (born 1938)

References

  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-16 (2017 boundary)". Statistics New Zealand. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae". Governor-General of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Ballinger Belt". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
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