2021 in New Zealand
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Incumbents[edit source | edit]
Regal and vice-regal[edit source | edit]
Government[edit source | edit]
Legislature term: 53rd New Zealand Parliament
The Sixth Labour Government, elected in 2017, continues.
- Speaker of the House – Trevor Mallard
- Prime Minister – Jacinda Ardern
- Deputy Prime Minister – Grant Robertson
- Leader of the House – Chris Hipkins
- Minister of Finance – Grant Robertson
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Nanaia Mahuta
Other party leaders in parliament[edit source | edit]
- National – Judith Collins (Leader of the Opposition)
- Green – James Shaw and Marama Davidson
- ACT – David Seymour
- Māori Party – Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer
Judiciary[edit source | edit]
Main centre leaders[edit source | edit]
- Mayor of Auckland – Phil Goff
- Mayor of Tauranga – Tina Salisbury (acting)
- Mayor of Hamilton – Paula Southgate
- Mayor of Wellington – Andy Foster
- Mayor of Christchurch – Lianne Dalziel
- Mayor of Dunedin – Aaron Hawkins
Events[edit source | edit]
January[edit source | edit]
- 29 December 2020 - present – Riots between inmates and prison guards at Waikeria Prison, causing major fire damage to the complex.
- 1 January – A bomb threat closes Gisborne Airport, causing evacuations and delayed flights.
Predicted and scheduled events[edit source | edit]
- 7 June – The 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours will be announced.
- 31 December – The 2022 New Year Honours will be announced.
Holidays and observances[edit source | edit]
Public holidays in New Zealand in 2021 are as follows:
- 1 January – New Year's Day
- 2 January – Day after New Year's Day
- 4 January – Day after New Year's Day observed
- 6 February – Waitangi Day
- 8 February – Waitangi Day observed
- 2 April – Good Friday
- 5 April – Easter Monday
- 25 April – Anzac Day
- 26 April – Anzac Day observed
- 7 June – Queen's Birthday
- 25 October – Labour Day
- 25 December – Christmas Day
- 26 December – Boxing Day
- 27 December – Christmas Day observed
- 28 December – Boxing Day observed
Sports[edit source | edit]
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Deaths[edit source | edit]
January[edit source | edit]
- 5 January – Alan Burgess, cricketer (born 1920)
- 8 January – Stewart McKnight, cricketer, curler (born 1935)
- 12 January – John Ward, cricketer (born 1937)
- 17 January – Tom Prebble, educationalist, university administrator (born 1945)
See also[edit source | edit]
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Country overviews[edit source | edit]
- New Zealand
- History of New Zealand
- History of modern New Zealand
- Outline of New Zealand
- Government of New Zealand
- Politics of New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- Years in New Zealand
References[edit source | edit]
- "Waikeria Prison: First images show devastated prison, inmates' rooftop camp". Stuff. 30 December 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
- "Gisborne Airport reopens after bomb threat forces evacuation, significant flight delays". TVNZ. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
- "Holidays and anniversary dates". Employment New Zealand. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
- "WW2 veteran and NZ's oldest first-class cricketer dies in Rangiora aged 100". Star News. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
- "Stewart McKnight". New Zealand Curling. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
- "Former New Zealand wicketkeeper John Ward remembered as a sharp gloveman". Stuff.co.nz. 13 January 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- "Tom Prebble death notice". Dominion Post. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
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