2015 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 2015 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

2015 is the first 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

Arts and literature

Performing arts

Benny Award presented by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand to Johnny Devlin.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

The Lockwood silver fern flag selected in the first referendum on the New Zealand flag.

Holidays and observances

Sport

Awards

Basketball

Cricket

  • New Zealand, in conjunction with Australia, will host the 2015 Cricket World Cup between 14 February and 29 March.

Football

Rowing

Shooting

Deaths

January[edit]

  • 10 January – John Angus, children's rights advocate (born 1948)
  • 11 January
  • 13 January – Tony Ciprian, television sports news presenter and producer (born 1932)
  • 15 January – Harvey Sweetman, air force pilot (born 1921)
  • 16 January – Sir Ian Athfield, architect (born 1940)
  • 20 January – Lawrence Hogben, World War II naval officer, meteorologist (born 1916)
  • 29 January – Len Wyatt, cricketer (born 1919)

February[edit]

  • 1 February – Alby Duckmanton, cricket player and administrator (born 1933)
  • 9 February – Apirana Mahuika, Ngāti Porou leader (born 1934)
  • 11 February – Tama Huata, Māori performing arts leader (born 1950)
  • 12 February – Christopher Horton, businessman (born 1938)
  • 13 February – Kete Ioane, Cook Islands politician (born 1950)
  • 16 February
    • Robin Duff, teacher, education leader, gay rights activist (born 1947)
    • Celia Lashlie, prison officer, social justice advocate (born 1953)
  • 18 February – Doug Armstrong, cricketer, television sports presenter, politician (born 1931)
  • 24 February

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 2 May – Rex Percy, rugby league player (born 1934)
  • 8 May –
  • 9 May – Buddy Corlett, softball and basketball player (born 1921)
  • 10 May – Jack Body, composer (born 1944)
  • 19 May – Sir Thomas Gault, jurist (born 1938)
  • 21 May – Roland Avery, rugby league referee (born 1927)
  • 26 May – John Pinder, comedy producer and festival director (born 1945)
  • 29 May – Chris Kohlhase, softball player and coach (born 1967)
  • 31 May – Iain Campbell, cricketer (born 1928)

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • 2 July – Sir Ronald Davison, jurist, Chief Justice (1978–89) (born 1920)
  • 7 July – Craig Norgate, accountant and business leader (born 1965)
  • 13 July
  • 18 July
    • Tim Beaglehole, historian and university administrator (born 1933)
    • Lou Gardiner, military officer, Chief of Army (2006–09) (born 1952)
  • 23 July – Doug Rowe, musician and singer (born 1945)
  • 29 July – Sir John Todd, businessman and philanthropist (born 1927)
  • 30 July – Jimmy Edwards, rugby league player (born 1926)

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • 2 September
  • 4 September – Graham Brazier, musician and songwriter (born 1952)
  • 6 September – Allen Roberts, cricketer (born 1922)
  • 8 September – Robert Wylie, cricketer (born 1948)
  • 10 September – Colleen Waata-Urlich, ceramicist (born 1939)
  • 13 September – Sir James Belich, politician, Mayor of Wellington (1986–92) (born 1927)
  • 15 September – Ian Uttley, rugby union player (born 1941)
  • 16 September
  • 17 September – Daniel Keighley, music festival promoter and band manager (born 1953)
  • 20 September – Dorothy Butler, children's author, bookseller and reading advocate (born 1925)
  • 25 September – Zabeel, Thoroughbred racehorse and sire (foaled 1986)
  • 30 September – Neil Graham, businessman and philanthropist (born 1943)

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 3 December – Michael Wilson, cricketer (born 1940)
  • 7 December – Betty Bourke, health administrator (born 1924)
  • 10 December – Maurice Graham, rugby union player (born 1931)
  • 12 December – Jon Gadsby, writer and comedian (born 1953)
  • 19 December – Stephen Jelicich, architect and historian (born 1923)
  • 23 December – Bill Subritzky, property developer and evangelist (born 1925)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. For urban areas, "Infoshare; Group: Population Estimates – DPE; Table: Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)". Statistics New Zealand. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  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. ^ "Cyclone Pam: 'Never seen anything like it'". New Zealand Herald. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
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  9. ^ Norman Berryman dies of heart attack aged 42
  10. ^ Cramb, Gordon (14 July 2015). "Sir John Buchanan, scientist and finance chief, 1943–2015". Financial Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  11. ^ Thomas, Rachel; Wilson, Libby (4 August 2015). "New Zealand loses a 'remarkable man' with death of Les Munro; John Key says". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Colin Andrew Nielsen BEYER". The New Zealand Herald. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  13. ^ Bruton, Vanessa (1 November 2015). "Hon Colin Maurice Nicholson CNZM, QC 1936–2015". New Zealand Law Society. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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