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  • John Leonard Hale (1965 - 2010)
    John Hale was a New Zealander who was among the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine explosion in 2010.
  • Allan John Dixon (1951 - 2010)
    Allan Dixon was a New Zealander who was amongst the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine explosion in 2010.
  • William John Joynson (1961 - 2010)
    William Joynson was an Australian working in New Zealand and is among the 29 men killed in the Pike River mine explosion in 2010.
  • Terry David Kitchin (1969 - 2010)
    Terry Kitchin was a New Zealander who was one of the 29 men killed in the Pike River Mine explosion in 2010.
  • Samuel Peter Mackie (1984 - 2010)
    Samuel Mackie is a New Zealander who was among the 29 men killed in the Pike River Mine explosion of 2010.

A project for the victims of disasters that have occurred in New Zealand. This project is so that these people will always be remembered.

1st Little Waihi landslide

In 1780, 135+ people were killed by a landslide in Te Rapa/Waihi Village

1820s Southland tsunami

In the 1820s, 200+ people were killed at Orepuki Beach from a tsunami. The exact number killed is unknown but according to Maori oral histories greater than 200.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunamis_affecting_New_Zealand#1820_Southland_tsunami

2nd Little Waihi Landslide

7 May 1846, another landslide hit Waihi Village, killing 65 people. Tribal leader Mananui Te Heuheu Tukino II and most of his family were killed in the landslide

HMS Orpheus

7 Feb 1863, the HMS Orpheus shipwrecked off the Manukau Heads near Auckland. 189 people died in this incident.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Orpheus_(1861) New Zealand Disasters: HMS Orpheus

Blizzard and Flood of 1863

Between Jul 1863 - Aug 1863, blizzards and floods hit the Central Otago goldfields. 51+ people died. The actual death toll was probably higher because of the transient nature of the miners and the ruggedness of the country

SS Tararua

29 Apr 1881, the SS Tararua shipwrecked off Waipapa Point. 131 people lost their lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Tararua

Fiery Star

240 km off the Chatham Islands on 11 May 1865, the Fiery Star sank. 87 people died.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiery_Star_(clipper)

City of Dunedin

On 20 May 1865, off Cape Terawhiti, the City of Dunedin sank, killing 52 people. There are estimates of between 250 and 600 passengers perishing, but these reports were 20 or more years later

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Dunedin_(ship)

General Grant

In May 1866, the General Grant sank off the coast of Auckland Island, killing 68 people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Grant_(ship)

Mount Tarawera eruption

10 Jun 1886, Mt Tarawera erupted killing between 108 and 153 people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tarawera#1886_eruption

SS Wairarapa

In 29 Oct 1894, the SS Wairarapa was shipwrecked off the coast of Great Barrier Island. 121 people lost their lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Wairarapa

Brunner Mine disaster

26 Mar 1896. In Brunner, a mine accident killed 65 men.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunner_Mine_disaster

SS Penguin

In 12 Feb 1909 off the coast of Cape Terawhiti, the SS Penguin sank, killing 75.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Penguin

Hawke's Bay earthquake

On 3 Feb 1931, Hawke's Bay was hit by an earthquake. 256 people were killed in this earthquake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Hawke%27s_Bay_earthquake

Tangiwai disaster

On 24 Dec 1953, a rail bridge was destroyed by lahar from Mount Ruapehu. The Whangaehu River bridge, between Waiouru and Ohakune was gone and the train on route to Wellington were unaware of the danger and went off the bridge and into the river. 151 people were killed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangiwai_disaster New Zealand Disasters: Tangiwai Disaster

Wahine disaster

On 10 Apr 1968, the Wahine capsized off Barrett Reef in Wellington Harbour. Due to the weather and temperature, 53 lost their lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEV_Wahine New Zealand Disasters: Sinking Of The Wahine

Mt Erebus disaster

28 Nov 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 crashed into Mt Erebus in Antarctica. 257 people lost their lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_New_Zealand_Flight_901 New Zealand Disasters: Mt Erebus disaster

Aramoana massacre

On 13 Nov 1990, David Gray went on a shooting spree killing 14 residents of Aramoana including four children.

Casualties

  • Rewa Ariki Bryson, 11
  • Simon Christopher "Chris" Cole, 62;
  • Victor James "Vic" Crimp, 71;
  • James Alexander "Jim" Dickson, 45;
  • Sergeant Stewart Graeme "Stu" Guthrie, 41
  • Garry John Holden, 38;
  • Jasmine Amber Holden, 11
  • Magnus "Tim" Jamieson, 69;
  • Ross James Percy, 42;
  • Vanessa Grace Percy, 26
  • Dion Raymond Jack Percy, 6
  • Aleki Tali, 41;
  • Leo Wilson, 6.

Injured

  • Stacey Percy, 4
  • Chiquita Holden, 9
  • Detective Stephen Vaughan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramoana_massacre

  • See also New Zealand murder victims'

Cave Creek disaster

On 28 Apr 1995, a viewing platform above Cave Creek in Paparoa National Park collapse during a polytech class field trip, killing 14 people.

Victims

  • Alison Robyn Blackman, 22, Christchurch
  • Anne-Marie Olive Cook, 29, Whangarei
  • Bary Peter Hobson, 31, Taupo
  • Scott Andrew Murray, 27, Christchurch
  • Deanne Ried, 17, Blenheim
  • Peter Andrew Shaw, 20, Wairoa
  • Kit Buster Pawsey, 17, Hawarden
  • Paul Parker Chisholm, 19, Christchurch
  • Jody George Davis, 18, Wellington
  • Abram Anthony Larmour, 30, Canada
  • Catherine Francis McCarthy, 17, Pahiatua
  • Matthew Brydon Reed, 18, Christchurch
  • Stephen Mark O'Dea, 30, Punakaiki
  • Evan David Stuart, 18, Nelson

Survivors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_Creek_disaster

Pike River Mine disaster

On 19 November 2010, an explosion in the Pike River mine occurred killing 29 men aged between 17 and 62. Only two survivors got out of the mine. As of March 2018, their bodies are still entombed within the mine.

Victims

  • Conrad Adams, 43 (Greymouth)
  • Malcolm Campbell, 25 (Greymouth - Scottish)
  • Glen Cruse, 35 (Cobden)
  • Allan Dixon, 59 (Runanga)
  • Zen Drew, 21 (Greymouth)
  • Christopher Duggan, 31 (Greymouth)
  • Joseph Dunbar, 17 (Greymouth)
  • John Hale, 45 (Ruatapu)
  • Daniel Herk, 36 (Runanga)
  • David Hoggart, 33 (Foxton)
  • Richard Holling, 41 (Blackball)
  • Andrew Hurren, 32 (Greymouth)
  • Jacobus 'Koos' Jonker, 47 (Coben - South African)
  • William Joynson, 49 (Dunollie - Australian)
  • Riki Keane, 28 (Greymouth)
  • Terry Kitchin, 41 (Runanga)
  • Samuel Mackie, 26 (Greymouth)
  • Francis Marden, 42 (Runanga)
  • Michael Monk, 23 (Greymouth)
  • Stuart Mudge, 31 (Runanga)
  • Kane Nieper, 33 (Greymouth)
  • Peter O'Neill, 55 (Runanga)
  • Milton Osborne, 54 (Ngahere)
  • Brendon Palmer, 27 (Cobden)
  • Benjamin Rockhouse, 21 (Greymouth)
  • Peter Rodger, 40 (Greymouth - British)
  • Blair Sims, 28 (Greymouth)
  • Joshua Ufer 25 (Australia)
  • Keith Valli, 62 (Winton).

Survivors

  • Daniel Rockhouse
  • Russell Smith

Christchurch earthquake

22 February 2011, 185 lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquake which included the collapse of the CTV building.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake