This is a list of the oldest people from New Zealand.

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List of oldest living people in New Zealand

List of oldest men from New Zealand

People 107+

      GRG-Validated       GRG-Pending       GRG-Unvalidated       Living       Under 110

Region/country of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
1 Florence Finch [1] F 22 Dec 1893 10 Apr 2007 113 years, 109 days United Kingdom UK Hawke’s Bay
2 Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard [2] F 23 Sept 1872 29 Dec 1984 112 years, 97 days Waikato Bay of Plenty
3 Madeline Anderson [3] F 4 May 1907 19 June 2018 111 years, 46 days Otago Wellington
4 Mabel Jenkins [4] F 23 Sept 1908 7 July 2019 110 years, 287 days Auckland Waikato
5 Maudie Wilson [5] F 23 Mar 1903 24 Oct 2013 110 years, 215 days Southland Southland
6 Peg Griffin [6] F 25 May 1904 6 Oct 2014 110 years, 134 days Manawatu-Whanganui Wellington
7 Arthur Bates [7] M 25 Oct 1881 19 Jan 1992 110 years, 86 days United Kingdom UK Hawke’s Bay
8 Linda Wiggins [8] F 17 Sept 1908 2 Dec 2018 110 years, 76 days Auckland Taranaki
9 Ethel Booth [9] F 25 Dec 1890 18 Feb 2001 110 years, 55 days Waikato Waikato
10 Jean Tillie [10] F 23 Nov 1883 23 Oct 1993 109 years, 334 days United Kingdom UK Tasman
11 Laura White [11] F 1 Dec 1890 27 Sept 2000 109 years, 301 days ? Auckland
12 Ethel Keen [12] F 13 July 1882 14 Apr 1992 109 years, 276 days Canterbury Canterbury
13 Lola de la Haye [13] F 2 Nov 1909 9 July 2019 109 years, 249 days Wellington Taranaki
14 Beryl Baguley [14] F 19 Mar 1909 14 Nov 2018 109 years, 240 days Auckland Auckland
15 Ronald Hermanns [15] M 25 Sept 1911 Living 109 years, 267 days CanadaCAN Canterbury
16 Mahala Sadler [16] F 28 Sept 1896 18 Apr 2006 109 years, 199 days United Kingdom UK Bay of Plenty
17 Elsie Dunbar [17] F 31 Mar 1894 1 Aug 2003 109 years, 123 days Waikato Waikato
18 Edna Mossman [18] F 6 Mar 1895 23 June 2004 109 years, 109 days Auckland Waikato
19 Lillian Hickmott [19] F 10 Feb 1880 17 May 1989 109 years, 96 days United Kingdom UK Hawke's Bay
20 Lena Ray [20] F 19 Jan 1902 14 Mar 2011 109 years, 54 days Taranaki Auckland
21 Joan Brennan [21] F 10 Mar 1912 Living 109 years, 101 days United Kingdom UK Auckland
22 Doris Mackintosh [22] F 18 Jan 1902 11 Feb 2011 109 years, 24 days United Kingdom UK Canterbury
23 Mary Doyle [23] F 25 Mar 1887 17 Apr 1996 109 years, 23 days Wellington Wellington
24 Bertha Cole [24] F 17 Aug 1888 6 Sept 1997 109 years, 20 days ? Wellington
25 Ruby Billings [25] F 27 Apr 1900 9 May 2009 109 years, 12 days Auckland Waikato
26 Winifred Hoy [26] F 22 Jan 1909 2 Feb 2018 109 years, 11 days United Kingdom UK Wellington
27 Esther Moreland [27] F 25 Feb 1902 11 Feb 2011 108 years, 351 days Manawatu-Whanganui Wellington
28 Irene Morgan [28] F 10 Mar 1899 22 Feb 2008 108 years, 349 days United Kingdom UK Canterbury
29 Gladys Hanson [29] F 22 July 1909 1 July 2018 108 years, 344 days Otago Canterbury
30 Lila Firth [30] F 10 Sept 1873 29 July 1982 108 years, 322 days Auckland Auckland
31 Marjory Monteith [31] F 19 Feb 1891 3 Jan 2000 108 years, 318 days United Kingdom UK Hawke’s Bay
32 Lena Walker [32] F 11 June 1912 Living 109 years, 8 days Manawatu-Whanganui Northland
33 Olive Oldfield [33] F 4 Dec 1906 17 Aug 2015 108 years, 256 days Auckland Northland
34 Nina Brown [34] F 18 Sept 1911 29 May 2020 108 years, 254 days Canterbury Canterbury
35 William Swensson [35] M 21 Apr 1885 19 Dec 1993 108 years, 242 days Wellington Wellington
36 Hazel Northcott [36] F 14 Jan 1906 9 Sept 2014 108 years, 238 days Manawatu-Whanganui Manawatu-Whanganui
37 James Hill [37] M 25 Dec 1890 4 Aug 1999 108 years, 222 days ? Northland
38 Kate Smart [38] F 4 Dec 1888 3 July 1997 108 years, 211 days ? Auckland
39 Moy Kim Ng [39] F 3 July 1911 9 Jan 2020 108 years, 190 days ChinaCHN Otago
40 Mabel Wachner [40] F 22 Dec 1892 29 June 2001 108 years, 189 days ? Southland
41 Ethel Somerville [38] F 14 Jan 1889 12 July 1997 108 years, 179 days Canterbury Manawatu-Whanganui
42 Bob Edwards [41] M 15 Feb 1908 7 Aug 2016 108 years, 174 days United Kingdom UK Auckland
43 Gwen McGruer [42] F 4 Dec 1904 22 May 2013 108 years, 169 days Waikato Waikato
44 Ella Gardner [43] F 16 May 1899 28 Oct 2007 108 years, 165 days ? Canterbury
45 Mabel Kissling [44] F 19 Dec 1905 4 May 2014 108 years, 136 days ? Canterbury
46 Sarah Foote [45] F 25 Apr 1887 14 Aug 1995 108 years, 111 days United Kingdom UK Otago
47 Olive Stains [46] F 25 Oct 1900 4 Feb 2009 108 years, 102 days West Coast Bay of Plenty
48 Emily McCrostie [47] F 8 Mar 1889 29 May 1997 108 years, 82 days Southland Southland
49 Muriel Smith [48] F 10 Apr 1903 27 June 2011 108 years, 78 days Canterbury Canterbury
50 Elizabeth Downing [49] F 25 May 1885 2 Aug 1993 108 years, 69 days ? Auckland
51 Maria McGrath [50] F 4 Dec 1887 2 Feb 1996 108 years, 60 days AustraliaAUS Waikato
52 Agnes Whitworth [51] F 27 Feb 1873 24 Apr 1981 108 years, 56 days United Kingdom UK Canterbury
53 Marie Hodgkinson [52] F 21 Mar 1891 27 Apr 1999 108 years, 37 days ? Auckland
54 Annie Mason [53] F 16 Apr 1908 23 Apr 2016 108 years, 7 days United Kingdom UK Canterbury
55 Dot Judkins [54] F 14 Mar 1910 18 Mar 2018 108 years, 4 days Otago Canterbury
56 Bill Mitchell [55] M 10 Apr 1913 Living 108 years, 70 days Southland Canterbury
57 Charles Campbell [56] M 24 Aug 1886 29 July 1994 107 years, 339 days Southland Southland
Constance Dickinson [57] F 20 Oct 1900 23 Sept 2008 107 years, 339 days ? Bay of Plenty
59 Agnes Nye [58] F 29 Mar 1885 25 Feb 1993 107 years, 333 days ? Otago
60 Molly Holmes [59] F 20 Mar 1911 2 Feb 2019 107 years, 319 days AustraliaAUS Wellington
61 Margaret Strahan [60] F 17 Feb 1893 19 Dec 2000 107 years, 306 days ? Manawatu-Whanganui
62 Fred Thomson [61] M 15 July 1912 11 May 2020 107 years, 301 days Marlborough Auckland
63 Agnes Campion [62] F 5 Oct 1905 25 July 2013 107 years, 293 days United Kingdom UK Bay of Plenty
64 Agnes Harkins [63] F 28 June 1903 29 Mar 2011 107 years, 274 days United Kingdom UK Wellington
Bob Moorfield [64] M 11 Nov 1912 11 Aug 2020 107 years, 274 days Waikato Waikato
66 William Hayes [65] M 3 Aug 1888 30 Apr 1996 107 years, 271 days Auckland Auckland
67 Jessie Alabone [66] F 22 Aug 1911 2 May 2019 107 years, 253 days Canterbury Canterbury
68 Dudley Sainsbury [67] M 15 June 1903 18 Feb 2011 107 years, 248 days United Kingdom UK Bay of Plenty
69 Harold Clark [68] M 20 Oct 1902 13 June 2010 107 years, 236 days Auckland Auckland
70 Lucy Williamson [69] F 27 Oct 1900 16 June 2008 107 years, 233 days United Kingdom UK Auckland
71 Zella Roberts [70] F 6 Dec 1904 25 July 2012 107 years, 231 days Auckland Auckland
72 Inez Newton [71] F 7 Nov 1901 15 June 2009 107 years, 220 days United Kingdom UK Auckland
73 Howard Buss [72] M 25 June 1911 25 Jan 2019 107 years, 214 days Canterbury Canterbury
74 Aileen Kars [73] F 12 Sept 1913 Living 107 years, 280 days Manawatu-Whanganui Manawatu-Whanganui
75 Nellie Roper [74] F 23 July 1883 7 Feb 1991 107 years, 199 days ? Auckland
76 Linda Hopkins [75] F 19 Jan 1908 5 Aug 2015 107 years, 198 days United Kingdom UK Bay of Plenty
77 Dorothy Webster [76] F 21 Jan 1912 16 July 2019 107 years, 176 days ? Wellington
78 Constance McIntyre [77] F 18 May 1900 9 Nov 2007 107 years, 175 days ? Taranaki
79 Violet Murray [78] F 28 Mar 1882 13 Sept 1989 107 years, 169 days ? Wellington
80 Norah Livingstone [79] F 18 Apr 1892 29 Sept 1999 107 years, 164 days ? Canterbury
Florence Harvey [80] F 5 June 1906 16 Nov 2013 107 years, 164 days Wellington Bay of Plenty
82 Alice Graham [81] F 9 Mar 1881 16 Aug 1988 107 years, 160 days ? Otago
83 Bertha Evans [82] F 12 Dec 1894 10 May 2002 107 years, 149 days United Kingdom UK Auckland
84 Jessie Little [83] F 26 Oct 1879 23 Mar 1987 107 years, 148 days Auckland Auckland
85 Mary Bromley [84] F 11 Jan 1880 6 June 1987 107 years, 146 days ? Auckland
86 Kathleen Burder [85] F 26 June 1909 8 Nov 2016 107 years, 135 days United Kingdom UK Wellington
87 Annie Norman [86] F 29 Dec 1887 11 May 1995 107 years, 133 days ? Otago
Jemima King [87] F 28 Feb 1913 10 July 2020 107 years, 133 days United Kingdom UK Bay of Plenty
89 Betty Fleming [88] F 28 Sept 1909 6 Feb 2017 107 years, 131 days Wellington Marlborough
90 Ivy Speirs [89] F 5 Mar 1896 4 July 2003 107 years, 121 days Manawatu-Whanganui Manawatu-Whanganui
91 Margaret Bugden [90] F 12 Jan 1896 12 May 2003 107 years, 120 days ? Otago
92 Lillian Hayman [91] F 12 Sept 1908 31 Dec 2015 107 years, 110 days
Nancy Francis [92] F 8 Dec 1912 27 Mar 2020 107 years, 110 days Canterbury Manawatu-Whanganui
94 Edith Robison [93] F 30 Jan 1879 15 May 1986 107 years, 105 days
95 Inez Wing [94] F 26 Jan 1905 23 Apr 2012 107 years, 88 days
96 Esther McKenzie [95] F 21 Sept 1908 6 Dec 2015 107 years, 76 days
97 Hazel Furzey [96] F 28 May 1906 6 Aug 2013 107 years, 70 days
98 Win Turner [97] F 12 Jan 1904 18 Mar 2011 107 years, 65 days
99 Ivy Blacklock [98] F 10 May 1889 13 July 1996 107 years, 64 days Southland Auckland
100 Helen Dixon [99] F 8 July 1862 7 Sept 1969 107 years, 61 days Manawatu-Whanganui Auckland
101 Sarah Fenton [100] F 17 Aug 1873 15 Oct 1980 107 years, 59 days ? Auckland
Ella McGuinness [101] F 23 Apr 1908 21 June 2015 107 years, 59 days
103 Mere Ngatoa [102] F 27 July 1905 17 Sept 2012 107 years, 52 days
104 Rita Turtill [103] F 3 Nov 1910 18 Dec 2017 107 years, 45 days
105 Gladys Landery [104] F 27 Feb 1896 6 Apr 2003 107 years, 38 days ? Canterbury
106 Lily Ng [105] F 24 May 1908 30 June 2015 107 years, 37 days ? Canterbury
107 Gladys Hollander [106] F 25 Aug 1908 29 Sept 2015 107 years, 35 days
108 Annie Smallman [107] F 7 Dec 1896 30 Dec 2003 107 years, 23 days ? Southland
109 Florence Sedcole [108] F 5 Jan 1879 26 Jan 1986 107 years, 21 days ? Auckland
110 Martha McLeod [109] F 5 Oct 1875 25 Oct 1982 107 years, 20 days Auckland Otago
111 Ethel Lumsden [110] F 25 July 1884 11 Aug 1991 107 years, 17 days ? Southland
112 Elvera Hamilton [111] F 19 Apr 1894 2 May 2001 107 years, 13 days ? Auckland
Violet Taylor [112] F 27 Feb 1913 11 Mar 2020 107 years, 13 days ? Auckland
114 Taiwung Yu Hoi [113] M 26 Aug 1904 30 Aug 2011 107 years, 4 days ChinaCHN Wellington
115 May Donald [114] F 4 May 1914 Living 107 years, 46 days Taranaki Manawatu-Whanganui

Questionable cases

Region/country of
Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
Hori Paki [115] M 19 July 1865? 13 Apr 1972 106 years, 269 days? ? Waikato
Madhav Rama [116] M 12 June 1898? 27 May 2004 105 years, 350 days? IndiaIND? Wellington
Martha Timoko [117] F 9 Aug 1912/16 4 Sept 2019 107/103 years, 23 days Northland Hawke's Bay

Oldest known emigrants (108+)

Region/country of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
1 Teresa Locke F 30 Nov 1865 18 June 1976 110 years, 201 days Otago United StatesUSA
2 Annie Violet Feil F 17 July 1904 3 Aug 2014 110 years, 17 days ? AustraliaAUS
3 Monica Guy [118] F 9 Nov 1906 10 Apr 2015 108 years, 152 days ? AustraliaAUS

Chronological list of the oldest living person in New Zealand since 1967

      Validated / Under 110       Validated / Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unvalidated

From To Name Sex Age(s) when
oldest
Lifespan
? 19 July 1967 Lavinia Baskerville F ? – 105 Apr/June 1862 – 19 July 1967
105 years, 19 days+
19 July 1967 7 Sept 1969
(2 yrs, 50 days)
Helen Dixon F 105 – 107 8 July 1862 – 7 Sept 1969
107 years, 61 days
7 Sept 1969 28 Mar 1971
(1 yr, 202 days)
Mary Luplau F 104 – 106 11 Feb 1865 – 28 Mar 1971
106 years, 45 days
28 Mar 1971 16 Jan 1972
(294 days)
Flora Barton F 105 – 106 8 July 1865 – 16 Jan 1972
106 years, 192 days
16 Jan 1972 23 Oct 1972
(281 days)
Alexander Hughes M 104 2 Dec 1867 – 23 Oct 1972
104 years, 326 days
23 Oct 1972 23 July 1973
(273 days)
Agnes Wilson F 104 – 105 18 Apr 1868 – 23 July 1973
105 years, 96 days
23 July 1973 17 June 1974
(329 days)
Lillian Blyth F 104 – 105 18 Aug 1868 – 17 June 1974
105 years, 303 days
17 June 1974 9 Dec 1974
(175 days)
Ethel Pearson F 104 21 Mar 1870 – 9 Dec 1974
104 years, 263 days
9 Dec 1974 12 Aug 1976
(1 yr, 247 days)
Mary Cartwright F 103 – 105 28 Mar 1871 – 12 Aug 1976
105 years, 137 days
12 Aug 1976 13 Dec 1978
(2 yrs, 123 days)
Caroline Turner-Williams F 104 – 106 28 Mar 1872 – 13 Dec 1978
106 years, 260 days
13 Dec 1978 29 Dec 1984
(6 yrs, 16 days)
Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard F 106 – 112 23 Sept 1872 – 29 Dec 1984
112 years, 97 days
29 Dec 1984 26 Jan 1986
(1 yr, 28 days)
Florence Sedcole F 105 – 107 5 Jan 1879 – 26 Jan 1986
107 years, 21 days
26 Jan 1986 15 May 1986
(109 days)
Edith Robison F 106 – 107 30 Jan 1879 – 15 May 1986
107 years, 105 days
15 May 1986 23 Mar 1987
(312 days)
Jessie Little F 106 – 107 26 Oct 1879 – 23 Mar 1987
107 years, 148 days
23 Mar 1987 6 June 1987
(75 days)
Mary Bromley F 107 11 Jan 1880 – 6 June 1987
107 years, 146 days
6 June 1987 17 May 1989
(1 yr, 345 days)
Lillian Hickmott F 107 – 109 10 Feb 1880 – 17 May 1989
109 years, 96 days
17 May 1989 19 Jan 1992
(2 yrs, 247 days)
Arthur Bates M 107 – 110 25 Oct 1881 – 19 Jan 1992
110 years, 86 days
19 Jan 1992 14 Apr 1992
(86 days)
Ethel Keen F 109 13 July 1882 – 14 Apr 1992
109 years, 276 days
14 Apr 1992 23 Oct 1993
(1 yr, 192 days)
Jean Tillie F 108 – 109 23 Nov 1883 – 23 Oct 1993
109 years, 334 days
23 Oct 1993 19 Dec 1993
(57 days)
William Swensson M 108 21 Apr 1885 – 19 Dec 1993
108 years, 242 days
19 Dec 1993 29 July 1994
(222 days)
Charles Campbell M 107 24 Aug 1886 – 29 July 1994
107 years, 339 days
29 July 1994 17 Apr 1996
(1 yr, 263 days)
Mary Doyle F 107 – 109 25 Mar 1887 – 17 Apr 1996
109 years, 23 days
17 Apr 1996 30 Apr 1996
(13 days)
William Hayes M 107 3 Aug 1888 – 30 Apr 1996
107 years, 271 days
30 Apr 1996 6 Sept 1997
(1 yr, 129 days)
Bertha Cole F 107 – 109 17 Aug 1888 – 6 Sept 1997
109 years, 20 days
6 Sept 1997 27 Sept 2000
(3 yrs, 21 days)
Laura White F 106 – 109 1 Dec 1890 – 27 Sept 2000
109 years, 301 days
27 Sept 2000 18 Feb 2001
(144 days)
Ethel Booth F 109 – 110 25 Dec 1890 – 18 Feb 2001
110 years, 55 days
18 Feb 2001 29 June 2001
(139 days)
Mabel Wachner F 108 22 Dec 1892 – 29 June 2001
108 years, 189 days
29 June 2001 10 Apr 2007
(5 yrs, 285 days)
Florence Finch F 107 – 113 22 Dec 1893 – 10 Apr 2007
113 years, 109 days
10 Apr 2007 22 Feb 2008
(318 days)
Irene Morgan F 108 10 Mar 1899 – 22 Feb 2008
108 years, 349 days
22 Feb 2008 9 May 2009
(1 yr, 76 days)
Ruby Billings F 107 – 109 27 Apr 1900 – 9 May 2009
109 years, 12 days
9 May 2009 15 June 2009
(37 days)
Inez Newton F 107 7 Nov 1901 – 15 June 2009
107 years, 220 days
15 June 2009 11 Feb 2011
(1 yr, 241 days)
Doris Mackintosh F 107 – 109 18 Jan 1902 – 11 Feb 2011
109 years, 23 days
11 Feb 2011 14 Mar 2011
(31 days)
Lena Ray F 109 19 Jan 1902 – 14 Mar 2011
109 years, 54 days
14 Mar 2011 24 Oct 2013
(2 yrs, 224 days)
Maudie Wilson F 107 – 110 23 Mar 1903 – 24 Oct 2013
110 years, 215 days
24 Oct 2013 6 Oct 2014
(347 days)
Peg Griffin F 109 – 110 25 May 1904 – 6 Oct 2014
110 years, 134 days
6 Oct 2014 17 Aug 2015
(315 days)
Olive Oldfield F 107 – 108 4 Dec 1906 – 17 Aug 2015
108 years, 256 days
17 Aug 2015 19 June 2018
(2 yrs, 306 days)
Madeline Anderson F 108 – 111 4 May 1907 – 19 June 2018
111 years, 46 days
19 June 2018 2 Dec 2018
(166 days)
Linda Wiggins F 109 - 110 17 Sept 1908 – 2 Dec 2018
110 years, 76 days
2 Dec 2018 7 July 2019
(217 days)
Mabel Jenkins F 110 23 Sept 1908 – 7 July 2019
110 years, 287 days
7 July 2019 9 July 2019
(2 days)
Lola de la Haye F 109 2 Nov 1909 - 9 July 2019
109 years, 249 days
9 July 2019 9 Jan 2020
(184 days)
Moy Kim Ng F 108 3 July 1911 - 9 Jan 2020
108 years, 190 days
9 Jan 2020 29 May 2020
(141 days)
Nina Brown F 108 18 Sept 1911 - 29 May 2020
108 years, 254 days
29 May 2020 Present
1 years, 21 days
Ronald Hermanns M 108 - 109* Born 25 Sept 1911
109 years, 267 days

Chronological list of the oldest living man in New Zealand since 1971

      Validated / Under 110       Validated / Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unvalidated

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan
? 19 Mar 1961 Jeremiah Kelly ? – 104 1856/1857 – 19 Mar 1961
104 years
? 5 Aug 1971 Christopher Murray ? – 105 Dec 1865 – 5 Aug 1971
105 years, 217+ days
5 Aug 1971 23 Oct 1972
(1 yr, 79 days)
Alexander Hughes 103 – 104 2 Dec 1867 – 23 Oct 1972
104 years, 326 days
23 Oct 1972 18 Apr 1975
(2 yrs, 177 days)
Maxwell Wallenstein 101 – 103 13 July 1871 – 18 Apr 1975
103 years, 279 days
18 Apr 1975 20 Aug 1977
(2 yrs, 124 days)
Wesley Firth 102 – 104 23 Jan 1873 – 20 Aug 1977
104 years, 209 days
20 Aug 1977 4 Nov 1978
(1 yr, 76 days)
Frederick Fox 102 – 103 3 June 1875 – 4 Nov 1978
103 years, 154 days
4 Nov 1978 26 Nov 1980
(2 yrs, 22 days)
David Orange 102 – 104 15 Oct 1876 – 26 Nov 1980
104 years, 42 days
26 Nov 1980 6 June 1981
(192 days)
Thomas Salmon 103 19 July 1877 – 6 June 1981
103 years, 322 days
6 June 1981 20 Mar 1982
(287 days)
Allan Watkins[119] 100 – 101 24 Nov 1880 – 20 Mar 1982
101 years, 116 days
20 Mar 1982 28 Nov 1983
(1 yr, 253 days)
Edward Leigh[120] 101 – 102 2 Jan 1881 – 28 Nov 1983
102 years, 330 days
28 Nov 1983 19 Jan 1992
(8 yrs, 52 days)
Arthur Bates 102 – 110 25 Oct 1881 – 19 Jan 1992
110 years, 86 days
19 Jan 1992 19 Dec 1993
(1 yr, 334 days)
William Swensson 106 – 108 21 Apr 1885 – 19 Dec 1993
108 years, 242 days
19 Dec 1993 29 July 1994
(222 days)
Charles Campbell 107 24 Aug 1886 – 29 July 1994
107 years, 339 days
29 July 1994 12 Mar 1995
(226 days)
Hubert Harden 106 15 July 1888 – 12 Mar 1995
106 years, 240 days
12 Mar 1995 30 Apr 1996
(1 yr, 49 days)
William Hayes 106 – 107 3 Aug 1888 – 30 Apr 1996
107 years, 271 days
30 Apr 1996 4 Aug 1999
(3 yrs, 96 days)
James Hill 105 – 108 25 Dec 1890 – 4 Aug 1999
108 years, 222 days
4 Aug 1999 10 Oct 2001
(2 yrs, 67 days)
Lawrence Blyth 102 – 105 18 Sept 1896 – 10 Oct 2001
105 years, 22 days
10 Oct 2001 13 Feb 2003
(1 yr, 126 days)
Bright Williams 104 – 105 27 Feb 1897 – 13 Feb 2003
105 years, 351 days
13 Feb 2003 10 Apr 2006
(3 yrs, 56 days)
Cecil Hamilton 102 – 106 26 Mar 1900 – 10 Apr 2006
106 years, 15 days
10 Apr 2006 29 May 2006
(49 days)
Ernest Ryland 104 4 July 1901 – 29 May 2006
104 years, 329 days
29 May 2006 20 June 2007
(1 yr, 22 days)
Trevor Henry 104 – 105 23 May 1902 – 20 June 2007
105 years, 28 days
20 June 2007 13 June 2010
(2 yrs, 358 days)
Harold Clark 104 – 107 20 Oct 1902 – 13 June 2010
107 years, 236 days
13 June 2010 18 Feb 2011
(250 days)
Dudley Sainsbury 106 – 107 15 June 1903 – 18 Feb 2011
107 years, 248 days
18 Feb 2011 30 Aug 2011
(193 days)
Taiwung Yu Hoi 106 – 107 26 Aug 1904 – 30 Aug 2011
107 years, 4 days
30 Aug 2011 16 Jan 2012
(139 days)
Harry Andrews 104 – 105 19 Oct 1906 – 16 Jan 2012
105 years, 89 days
16 Jan 2012 21 Sept 2014
(2 yrs, 248 days)
Ian Chirnside 103 – 106 9 Feb 1908 – 21 Sept 2014
106 years, 224 days
21 Sept 2014 7 Aug 2016
(1 yr, 321 days)
Bob Edwards 106 – 108 15 Feb 1908 – 7 Aug 2016
108 years, 174 days
7 Aug 2016 25 Jan 2019
(2 yrs, 171 days)
Howard Buss 105 – 107 25 June 1911 – 25 Jan 2019
107 years, 214 days
25 Jan 2019 Present
2 years, 145 days
Ronald Hermanns 107 – 109* Born 25 Sept 1911
109 years, 267 days

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  2. Death comes at 112 Imgur (originally from the Auckland Star, 29 December 1984)
  3. Madeline Anderson The New Zealand Herald
  4. Happy birthday Mabel Facebook, 23 September 2018
  5. Grand old lady Maude, 110, dies The Southland Times
  6. Woman thought to be NZ's oldest dies at 110 NZ Herald News
  7. '109 not out!' says Arthur Bates Imgur (originally from the Dominion Sunday Times, 25 November 1990)
  8. The country's oldest known living person turns 110 Taranaki Daily News, 16 September 2018
    Linda Pearl (Churches) WIGGINS Obituary Legacy
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    SC woman dies at age of 109 years Imgur (originally from the Timaru Herald, 16 April 1992)
  13. Centenarian misses out on card from Prime Minister on her birthday Taranaki Daily News
  14. Beryl celebrates 108th Birthday The Post
    Beryl Eva “Eva Ruby” Baguley Obituary Everhere
  15. Ron Hermanns is believed to be New Zealand’s oldest veteran Facebook
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  17. Cambridge resident turns 109 NZ Herald, 31 March 2003
    Oldest person, at 109 years, dies in Cambridge Imgur
  18. Edna Dorothy Richardson Mossman Find A Grave
  19. Oldest resident dies, aged 109 Imgur (originally from the Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune, 18 May 1989)
  20. Woman believed to be NZ's oldest dies aged 109 NZ Herald News
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    Comment from child-in-law, 20 June 2020
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  27. Waikanae's 'elegant lady' dies The Dominion Post
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  29. Gladys Hanson Death Notice The Press
  30. Mary Eliza “Lila” Carter Firth (1873-1982) Find A Grave
  31. Hastings’ oldest resident celebrates birthday No. 108 Imgur
  32. Hugs all round as Northland's oldest person turns 107 NZ Herald
  33. Northland woman's decent life ends at 108 The Northern Advocate
  34. Nina's secret to turning 108 Otago Daily Times, 20 September 2019
  35. NZ's oldest man William Swensson reigned over Aro Valley - 150 years of news The Dominion Post
  36. Palmy's oldest woman dies at 108 Manawatu Standard
  37. Northland man dies aged 108 The Press, 7 August 1999 (NatLib)
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  39. Former Canterbury woman dies aged 108: Was she NZ's oldest person? Otago Daily Star, 17 January 2020
  40. Mabel Christina Wachner Find A Grave
  41. 108 candles burning Local Matters
    Vale: Bob Edwards - 1908–2016 Local Matters
  42. Gwenneth Hazel McGRUER NZ Herald
  43. Life spanned the centuries Timaru Herald, 30 October 2007
  44. Mable KISSLING Obituary Nelson Mail
  45. Centenarian dies Imgur
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  47. Four southern peaks make 'munro bagging' list Stuff.co.nz, 3 February 2014
  48. City's oldest resident Press Reader
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  52. Sisters for centuries New Zealand Herald, 22 March 1997
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    Christchurch’s oldest WWII veteran, Bill Mitchell, leads Anzac service for sixth year TV NZ
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    107 year-old man dies Imgur (originally from the Southland Times, 1 August 1994)
  57. Constance Isabell (McLean) Dickinson Find A Grave
  58. Centenarian dies in Clyde Otago Daily Times, 26 Feb 1993
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  60. Margaret Elizabeth Irene (Udy) Strahan Find A Grave
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    Frederick Stewart (Fred) Thomson NZ Herald Obituaries (Legacy)
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  64. NZ's oldest driver Robert Moorfield reported missing after setting off on 3 hour drive NZ Herald, 4 November 2019
    Robert Moorfield Death Notice Legacy
  65. Breathing to beat age 107 Imgur (originally from the New Zealand Herald)
    Grave Site of William Butler Hayes (-1996) Billion Graves
  66. Jessie ALABONE Death Notice The Press
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  68. 106 candles to blow out Papakura Courier, 28 October 2008
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  71. 107 candles for a sweetie Auckland Now
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    Howard BUSS Death Notice The Press
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  84. Oldest person in NZ? Rootsweb
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  87. Jemima King celebrates 107th birthday with memories of Scotland NZ Herald, 27 February 2020
  88. Betty FLEMING Death Notice The Press
  89. Ivy Winifred (Pilcher) Speirs Find A Grave
  90. Margaret Bugden, 'Queen of Fergusson', dies, 107 Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections
  91. Timaru woman celebrates her 107th birthday The Timaru Herald
  92. Nancy celebrates 107 years Wanganui Chronicle (NZ Herald), 17 December 2019
    FRANCIS, Nancy Margaret (nee White) Cleveland Funeral Home
  93. Edith Kathleen Bendall Robison Find A Grave
  94. Personal Correspondence
  95. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
  96. 107-year life ends Press Reader (Upper Hutt Leader)
  97. Personal Correspondence
  98. Death Registration Tinypic (originally from New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages)
  99. The Centenarian - Helen Augusta Percival Dixon (1862-1969) Ngā Taonga
  100. Sarah Ann Fenton, thought to be the oldest person in New Zealand, dies in Auckland aged 107 New Zealand Herald on NatLib, 17 October 1980
  101. Ella McGUINNESS NZ Herald Obituaries
  102. REGGAE MUSIC AND BOB MARLEY FAN AT 107 Reggae 141
  103. One of the oldest Kiwis has died aged 107 The Press
  104. Gladys May (Gamble) Landery Find A Grave
  105. NG, Lily Moy Betts Funeral Services
    Death Registration (reports date of birth) Tinypic (originally from New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages)
  106. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
  107. Cruising aged 107 NZ Herald News
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  108. Florence Gertrude Sedcole BillionGraves
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  109. Mrs Martha McLeod...celebrates her 100th birthday New Zealand Herald on NatLib, 27 September 1978
  110. Ethel Lumsden Find A Grave (birth & death dates confirmed on NZ BDM)
  111. Elvera Agnes May Hamilton Find A Grave
  112. Violet Sarah (nee Drake) (Vi) TAYLOR NZ Herald (Legacy)
  113. KFC-loving 107-year-old man dies Stuff.co.nz, 31 August 2011
  114. Marton's May Donald celebrates her 107th birthday Whanganui Chronicle, 4 May 2021
  115. Respected Waikato elder departs Te Maori Vol.3, no.1, 1972, p.9.
  116. Madhav Rama BillionGraves
  117. NZ's oldest woman Martha Timoko, 'nan' to 7 generations, dies aged 107 NZ Herald News
  118. Oldest Sunshine Coast woman Monica Guy dies at 108 Sunshine Coast Daily
  119. Allan Watkins Find A Grave (birth & death dates confirmed on NZ BDM)
  120. Edward Henry Leigh Find A Grave (birth & death dates confirmed on NZ BDM)
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