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

People 107+

      Verified / Under 110 (Deceased)       Verified / Under 110 (Living)       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age
1 Florence Finch (b.UK Flag UK )[1] F 22 Dec 189310 Apr 2007 113 years, 109 days
2 Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard [2] F 23 Sept 187229 Dec 1984 112 years, 97 days
3 Maudie Wilson [3] F 23 Mar 190324 Oct 2013 110 years, 215 days
4 Peg Griffin [4] F 25 May 19046 Oct 2014 110 years, 134 days
5 Arthur Bates (b.UK Flag UK )[5] M 25 Oct 188119 Jan 1992 110 years, 86 days
6 Ethel Booth [6] F 25 Dec 189018 Feb 2001 110 years, 55 days
7 Madeline Anderson [7] F 4 May 1907Living

109 years, 324 days

8 Laura White F 1 Dec 189027 Sept 2000 109 years, 301 days
9 Ethel Keen [8] F 13 July 188214 Apr 1992 109 years, 276 days
10 Mahala Sadler (b.UK Flag UK )[9] F 28 Sept 189618 Apr 2006 109 years, 199 days
11 Lena Ray [10] F 19 Jan 190214 Mar 2011 109 years, 54 days
12 Doris Macintosh [11] F 18 Jan 190211 Feb 2011 109 years, 23 days
13 Bertha Cole [12] F 17 Aug 18886 Sept 1997 109 years, 20 days
14 Ruby Billings [13] F 27 Apr 19009 May 2009 109 years, 12 days
15 Esther Moreland [14] F 25 Feb 190211 Feb 2011 108 years, 351 days
16 Irene Morgan (b.UK Flag UK )[15] F 10 Mar 189922 Feb 2008 108 years, 349 days
17 Olive Oldfield [16] F 4 Dec 190617 Aug 2015 108 years, 256 days
18 William Swensson [17] M 21 Apr 188519 Dec 1993 108 years, 242 days
19 Hazel Northcott [18] F 14 Jan 19069 Sept 2014 108 years, 238 days
20 Linda Wiggins (b.UK Flag UK )[19] F 17 Sept 1908Living

108 years, 188 days

21 Mabel Jenkins [20] F 23 Sept 1908Living

108 years, 182 days

22 Bob Edwards (b.UK Flag UK )[21] M 15 Feb 19087 Aug 2016 108 years, 174 days
23 Mable Kissling [22] F 19 Dec 19054 May 2014 108 years, 136 days
24 Olive Stains [23] F 25 Oct 19004 Feb 2009 108 years, 102 days
25 Muriel Smith [24] F 10 Apr 190327 June 2011 108 years, 78 days
26 Annie Mason (b.UK Flag UK )[25] F 16 Apr 190823 Apr 2016 108 years, 7 days
27 Beryl Baguley [26] F 19 Mar 1909Living

108 years, 5 days

28 Charles Campbell [27] M 24 Aug 188629 July 1994 107 years, 339 days
29 Agnes Campion [28] F 5 Oct 190525 July 2013 107 years, 293 days
30 Agnes Harkins (b.UK Flag UK )[29] F 28 June 190329 Mar 2011 107 years, 274 days
31 William Buttler Hayes [30] M 3 Aug 188830 Apr 1996 107 years, 271 days
32 Dudley Sainsbury (b.UK Flag UK )[31] M 15 June 190318 Feb 2011 107 years, 248 days
33 Gladys Hanson F 22 July 1909Living

107 years, 245 days

34 Harold Clark [32] M 20 Oct 190214 June 2010 107 years, 237 days
35 Lucy Williamson F 27 Oct 190016 June 2008 107 years, 233 days
36 Zella Roberts F 6 Dec 190425 July 2012 107 years, 231 days
37 Inez Newton [33] F 7 Nov 190115 June 2009 107 years, 220 days
38 Linda Hopkins F 19 Jan 19085 Aug 2015 107 years, 198 days
39 Florence Harvey F 5 June 190616 Nov 2013 107 years, 164 days
40 Lola de la Haye [34] F 2 Nov 1909Living

107 years, 142 days

41 Kathleen Burder (b.UK Flag UK )[35] F 26 June 19098 Nov 2016 107 years, 135 days
42 Betty Fleming [36] F 28 Sept 19096 Feb 2017 107 years, 131 days
43 Lillian Hayman F 12 Sept 190831 Dec 2015 107 years, 110 days
44 Mary Walsh F 19 June 190525 Sept 2012 107 years, 98 days
45 Inez Wing F 26 Jan 190523 Apr 2012 107 years, 88 days
46 Hazel Furzey F 28 May 19066 Aug 2013 107 years, 70 days
47 Win Turner F 12 Jan 190418 Mar 2011 107 years, 65 days
48 Ella McGuiness F 23 Apr 190821 June 2015 107 years, 59 days
49 Mere Ngatoa F 27 July 190517 Sept 2012 107 years, 52 days
50 Dot Judkins [37] F 14 Mar 1910Living

107 years, 10 days

Men 105+

Rank Name Birth Death Age
1 Arthur Bates (b.UK Flag UK )[5] 25 Oct 188119 Jan 1992 110 years, 86 days
2 William Swensson [17] 21 Apr 188519 Dec 1993 108 years, 242 days
3 Bob Edwards (b.UK Flag UK )[21] 15 Feb 19087 Aug 2016 108 years, 174 days
4 Charles Campbell [27] 24 Aug 188629 July 1994 107 years, 339 days
5 William Buttler Hayes [30] 3 Aug 188830 Apr 1996 107 years, 271 days
6 Dudley Sainsbury (b.UK Flag UK )[31] 15 June 190318 Feb 2011 107 years, 248 days
7 Harold Clark [32] 20 Oct 190214 June 2010 107 years, 237 days
8 Ian Chirnside [38] 9 Feb 190821 Sept 2014 106 years, 224 days
9 Ted Lucas (b.UK Flag UK )[39] 6 Feb 189314 June 1999 106 years, 128 days
10 Stephen Todd (b.UK Flag UK )[40] 3 June 19054 July 2011 106 years, 31 days
11 John Patrick Roache (b.IRE Flag IRL) 30 Mar 19054 Apr 2011 106 years, 5 days
12 John Ventorello 4 Apr 188831 Mar 1994 105 years, 362 days
13 Bright Ernest Williams 27 Feb 189713 Feb 2003 105 years, 351 days
14 Norman Bennison [41] 13 July 190925 Apr 2015 105 years, 296 days
15 Harry Duncan Andrews (b.UK Flag UK )[42] 19 Oct 190616 Jan 2012 105 years, 89 days
16 Trevor Henry 23 May 190220 June 2007 105 years, 28 days
17 Lawrence Morris-Blyth 18 Sept 189610 Oct 2001 105 years, 22 days

Incomplete cases 107+

Name Sex Birth Death Age
Jean Tillie (b.UK Flag UK )[43] F 23 Nov 1883c.21 Oct 1993 109 years, c.332 days
Gwen McGuire F 4 Dec 19042012/2013 108/109
Lila Firth F 10 Sept 18731982 108 years, 113-364 days
Annie Smallman F 7 Dec 18962003/2004/? 107+ years
Bertha Evans F 12 Dec 1894May 2002 107 years, 140-170 days
Ivy Blacklock F 10 May 18891-15 July 1996 107 years, 52-66 days
Lily Ng [44] F 1907/190830 June 2015 107 years
Jane Hollander F 1907/190829 Sept 2015 107 years
Esther McKenzie F 1907/19086 Dec 2015 107 years
Alma Braithwaite F 21 Sept 1899Sept 2006 106/107 years

Chronological list of the oldest living person in New Zealand since 2000

      Verified / Under 110       Verified / Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Sex Age(s) when
oldest
Lifespan
?27 Sept 2000 Laura White F ? – 109 1 Dec 1890 – 27 Sept 2000
109 years, 301 days
27 Sept 200018 Feb 2001
(144 days)
Ethel Booth F 109 – 110 25 Dec 1890 – 18 Feb 2001
110 years, 55 days
18 Feb 200110 Apr 2007
(6 yrs, 51 days)
Florence Finch F 107 – 113 22 Dec 1893 – 10 Apr 2007
113 years, 109 days
10 Apr 200722 Feb 2008
(318 days)
Irene Morgan F 108 10 Mar 1899 – 22 Feb 2008
108 years, 349 days
22 Feb 20089 May 2009
(1 yr, 76 days)
Ruby Billings F 107 – 109 27 Apr 1900 – 9 May 2009
109 years, 12 days
9 May 200915 June 2009
(37 days)
Inez Newton F 107 7 Nov 1901 – 15 June 2009
107 years, 220 days
15 June 200911 Feb 2011
(1 yr, 241 days)
Doris Macintosh F 107 – 109 18 Jan 1902 – 11 Feb 2011
109 years, 23 days
11 Feb 201114 Mar 2011
(31 days)
Lena Ray F 109 19 Jan 1902 – 14 Mar 2011
109 years, 54 days
14 Mar 201124 Oct 2013
(2 yrs, 224 days)
Maudie Wilson F 107 – 110 23 Mar 1903 – 24 Oct 2013
110 years, 215 days
24 Oct 20136 Oct 2014
(347 days)
Peg Griffin F 109 – 110 25 May 1904 – 6 Oct 2014
110 years, 134 days
6 Oct 201417 Aug 2015
(315 days)
Olive Oldfield F 107 – 108 4 Dec 1906 – 17 Aug 2015
108 years, 256 days
17 Aug 2015Present

1 years, 219 days

Madeline Anderson F 108 – 109* Born 4 May 1907

109 years, 324 days

Chronological list of the oldest living man in New Zealand since 2006

      Verified / Under 110       Verified / Under 110 (living)       Pending       Unverified

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan
 ? 2006
Cecil Hamilton  ? – 106 26 Mar 1900 – 2006
106 years, 0-280 days
200620 June 2007
(171+ days)
Trevor Henry 104 – 105 23 May 1902 – 20 June 2007
105 years, 28 days
20 June 200714 June 2010
(2 yrs, 359 days)
Harold Clark 104 – 107 20 Oct 1902 – 14 June 2010
107 years, 237 days
14 June 201018 Feb 2011
(249 days)
Dudley Sainsbury 106 – 107 15 June 1903 – 18 Feb 2011
107 years, 248 days
18 Feb 20114 Apr 2011
(45 days)
John Patrick Roache 105 – 106 30 Mar 1905 – 4 Apr 2011
106 years, 5 days
4 Apr 20114 July 2011
(91 days)
Stephen Todd 105 – 106 3 June 1905 – 4 July 2011
106 years, 31 days
4 July 201116 Jan 2012
(196 days)
Harry Duncan Andrews 104 – 105 19 Oct 1906 – 16 Jan 2012
105 years, 89 days
16 Jan 201221 Sept 2014
(2 yrs, 248 days)
Ian Chirnside 103 – 106 9 Feb 1908 – 21 Sept 2014
106 years, 224 days
21 Sept 20147 Aug 2016
(1 yr, 321 days)
Bob Edwards 106 – 108 15 Feb 1908 – 7 Aug 2016
108 years, 174 days
7 Aug 2016Present

0 years, 229 days

Trevor Tuckey 104* Born 4 Apr 1912

104 years, 354 days

References

  1. NZ's oldest person dies at 113 NZ Herald News
  2. Death comes at 112 Imgur (originally from the Auckland Star, 29 December 1984)
  3. Grand old lady Maude, 110, dies The Southland Times
  4. Woman thought to be NZ's oldest dies at 110 NZ Herald News
  5. 5.0 5.1 '109 not out!' says Arthur Bates Imgur (originally from the Dominion Sunday Times, 25 November 1990)
  6. Happy birthday, Ethel - 110 times NZ Herald News
  7. Age is just a number as Madeline Anderson turns 109-year-old NZ Herald News
  8. Oldest Kiwi turns 109 tomorrow Imgur (originally from the Timaru Herald, 12 July 1991)
    SC woman dies at age of 109 years Imgur (originally from the Timaru Herald, 16 April 1992)
  9. City's oldest person Mahala dies at 109 Bay of Plenty Times
  10. Woman believed to be NZ's oldest dies aged 109 NZ Herald News
  11. New Zealand's oldest woman dies National
  12. NZ's oldest citizen dies Imgur (originally from The Press, 9 September 1997)
  13. NZ's oldest woman dies in Waikato NZ Herald News
  14. Waikanae's 'elegant lady' dies The Dominion Post
  15. Irene Morgan YouTube
    New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Records
    Dead at 108 Imgur (originally from The Press, 23 February 2008)
  16. Northland woman's decent life ends at 108 The Northern Advocate
  17. 17.0 17.1 NZ's oldest man William Swensson reigned over Aro Valley - 150 years of news The Dominion Post
  18. Palmy's oldest woman dies at 108 Manawatu Standard
  19. Linda marks 108 years old NZ Herald (Stratford Press)
  20. Mabel Jenkins' 108th birthday Facebook
  21. 21.0 21.1 108 candles burning Local Matters
    Vale: Bob Edwards - 1908–2016 Local Matters
  22. Mable KISSLING Obituary Nelson Mail
  23. Former Masterton woman dies at 108 NZ Herald News
  24. City's oldest resident Press Reader
  25. 108-year-old Annie Mason dies The Press
  26. Beryl celebrates 108th Birthday The Post
  27. 27.0 27.1 Still going strong at 107 Imgur (originally from the Southland Times, 25 August 1993)
    107 year-old man dies Imgur (originally from the Southland Times, 1 August 1994)
  28. In Memory of Agnes Campion A Memory Tree
  29. One of NZ's oldest women dies at 107 NZ Herald
  30. 30.0 30.1 Breathing to beat age 107 Imgur (originally from the New Zealand Herald)
    Grave Site of William Butler Hayes (-1996) Billion Graves
  31. 31.0 31.1 106 year old man celebrates Day of Older Persons Scoop Independent News
  32. 32.0 32.1 106 candles to blow out Papakura Courier, 28 October 2008
  33. 107 candles for a sweetie Auckland Now
  34. Lola, 107, only stopped driving six years ago Taranaki Daily News
  35. Kathleen BURDER Death Notice The Dominion Post
  36. Betty FLEMING Death Notice The Press
  37. Dot Judkins turns 107 as Christchurch looks to an older future The Press
  38. Ian adds four to his century The Dominion Post, 15 February 2012
    Meet Otago University's oldest living graduate Otago Daily Times, 23 July 2014
  39. Ted Lucas' 106th birthday Imgur (originally from the Christchurch Star)
    Full and sweet life for 106-year-old Imgur (originally from The Press, 6 February 1999)
  40. 105 years old but he's still a youngster at heart East & Bays Courier, 11 June 2010
  41. Night soil collector turns 105 The Press. 10 July 2014
  42. Harry Andrews born 1906. England and New Zealand YouTube, 20 October 2011
  43. Richmond woman dies at 109 Imgur (originally from the Nelson Evening Mail, 25 October 1993)
  44. NG, Lily Moy Betts Funeral Services

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