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

People 107+

      Validated / Under 110 (Deceased)       Validated / Under 110 (Living)       Pending       Unvalidated

Region/country of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
1 Florence Finch [1] F 22 Dec 189310 Apr 2007 113 years, 109 days UK Flag UK Hawke’s Bay
2 Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard [2] F 23 Sept 187229 Dec 1984 112 years, 97 days WaikatoBay of Plenty
3 Madeline Anderson [3] F 4 May 190719 June 2018 111 years, 46 days OtagoWellington
4 Maudie Wilson [4] F 23 Mar 190324 Oct 2013 110 years, 215 days SouthlandSouthland
5 Peg Griffin [5] F 25 May 19046 Oct 2014 110 years, 134 days ?Wellington
6 Arthur Bates [6] M 25 Oct 188119 Jan 1992 110 years, 86 days UK Flag UK Hawke’s Bay
7 Ethel Booth [7] F 25 Dec 189018 Feb 2001 110 years, 55 days ?Waikato
8 Laura White [8] F 1 Dec 189027 Sept 2000 109 years, 301 days ??
9 Linda Wiggins [9] F 17 Sept 1908Living

109 years, 305 days

AucklandTaranaki
10 Mabel Jenkins [10] F 23 Sept 1908Living

109 years, 299 days

11 Ethel Keen [11] F 13 July 188214 Apr 1992 109 years, 276 days
12 Mahala Sadler (b.UK Flag UK )[12] F 28 Sept 189618 Apr 2006 109 years, 199 days
13 Elsie Dunbar [13] F 31 Mar 18941 Aug 2003 109 years, 123 days
14 Beryl Baguley [14] F 19 Mar 1909Living

109 years, 122 days

15 Lillian Hickmott (b.UK Flag UK )[15] F 10 Feb 188017 May 1989 109 years, 96 days
16 Lena Ray [16] F 19 Jan 190214 Mar 2011 109 years, 54 days
17 Doris Macintosh [17] F 18 Jan 190211 Feb 2011 109 years, 23 days
18 Bertha Cole [18] F 17 Aug 18886 Sept 1997 109 years, 20 days
19 Ruby Billings [19] F 27 Apr 19009 May 2009 109 years, 12 days
20 Winifred Hoy (b.UK Flag UK )[20] F 22 Jan 19092 Feb 2018 109 years, 11 days
21 Esther Moreland [21] F 25 Feb 190211 Feb 2011 108 years, 351 days
22 Irene Morgan (b.UK Flag UK )[22] F 10 Mar 189922 Feb 2008 108 years, 349 days
23 Gladys Hanson [23] F 22 July 19091 July 2018 108 years, 344 days
24 Olive Oldfield [24] F 4 Dec 190617 Aug 2015 108 years, 256 days
25 William Swensson [25] M 21 Apr 188519 Dec 1993 108 years, 242 days
26 Lola de la Haye [26] F 2 Nov 1909Living

108 years, 259 days

27 Hazel Northcott [27] F 14 Jan 19069 Sept 2014 108 years, 238 days
28 Kate Smart [28] F 4 Dec 18883 July 1997 108 years, 211 days
29 Ethel Somerville [28] F 14 Jan 188912 July 1997 108 years, 179 days
30 Bob Edwards (b.UK Flag UK )[29] M 15 Feb 19087 Aug 2016 108 years, 174 days
31 Gwen McGruer [30] F 4 Dec 190422 May 2013 108 years, 169 days
32 Mable Kissling [31] F 19 Dec 19054 May 2014 108 years, 136 days
33 Olive Stains [32] F 25 Oct 19004 Feb 2009 108 years, 102 days
34 Muriel Smith [33] F 10 Apr 190327 June 2011 108 years, 78 days
35 Annie Mason (b.UK Flag UK )[34] F 16 Apr 190823 Apr 2016 108 years, 7 days
36 Dot Judkins [35] F 14 Mar 191018 Mar 2018 108 years, 4 days
37 Charles Campbell [36] M 24 Aug 188629 July 1994 107 years, 339 days SouthlandSouthland
38 Agnes Campion [37] F 5 Oct 190525 July 2013 107 years, 293 days
39 Agnes Harkins (b.UK Flag UK )[38] F 28 June 190329 Mar 2011 107 years, 274 days
40 William Buttler Hayes [39] M 3 Aug 188830 Apr 1996 107 years, 271 days AucklandAuckland
41 Dudley Sainsbury (b.UK Flag UK )[40] M 15 June 190318 Feb 2011 107 years, 248 days
42 Harold Clark [41] M 20 Oct 190214 June 2010 107 years, 237 days
43 Lucy Williamson (b.UK Flag UK )[42] F 27 Oct 190016 June 2008 107 years, 233 days
44 Zella Roberts [43] F 6 Dec 190425 July 2012 107 years, 231 days
45 Inez Newton [44] F 7 Nov 190115 June 2009 107 years, 220 days
46 Linda Hopkins [45] F 19 Jan 19085 Aug 2015 107 years, 198 days
47 Florence Harvey [46] F 5 June 190616 Nov 2013 107 years, 164 days
48 Kathleen Burder [47] F 26 June 19098 Nov 2016 107 years, 135 days UK Flag UK Wellington
49 Betty Fleming [48] F 28 Sept 19096 Feb 2017 107 years, 131 days
50 Lillian Hayman [49] F 12 Sept 190831 Dec 2015 107 years, 110 days
51 Inez Wing [50] F 26 Jan 190523 Apr 2012 107 years, 88 days
52 Esther McKenzie [51] F 21 Sept 19086 Dec 2015 107 years, 76 days
53 Hazel Furzey [52] F 28 May 19066 Aug 2013 107 years, 70 days
54 Win Turner [53] F 12 Jan 190418 Mar 2011 107 years, 65 days
55 Ella McGuinness [54] F 23 Apr 190821 June 2015 107 years, 59 days
56 Mere Ngatoa [55] F 27 July 190517 Sept 2012 107 years, 52 days
57 Rita Turtill [56] F 3 Nov 191018 Dec 2017 107 years, 45 days
58 Gladys Hollander [57] F 25 Aug 190829 Sept 2015 107 years, 35 days
59 Howard Buss [58] M 25 June 1911Living

107 years, 24 days

Men 105+

Region/country of
Rank Name Birth Death Age birth death
1 Arthur Bates [6] 25 Oct 188119 Jan 1992 110 years, 86 days UK Flag UK Hawke’s Bay
2 William Swensson [25] 21 Apr 188519 Dec 1993 108 years, 242 days
3 Bob Edwards [29] 15 Feb 19087 Aug 2016 108 years, 174 days UK Flag UK
4 Charles Campbell [36] 24 Aug 188629 July 1994 107 years, 339 days SouthlandSouthland
5 William Buttler Hayes [39] 3 Aug 188830 Apr 1996 107 years, 271 days AucklandAuckland
6 Dudley Sainsbury [40] 15 June 190318 Feb 2011 107 years, 248 days UK Flag UK
7 Harold Clark [41] 20 Oct 190214 June 2010 107 years, 237 days
8 Howard Buss [58] 25 June 1911Living

107 years, 24 days

9 Ronald Hermanns [59] 25 Sept 1911Living

106 years, 297 days

10 Ian Chirnside [60] 9 Feb 190821 Sept 2014 106 years, 224 days
11 Ted Lucas [61] 6 Feb 189314 June 1999 106 years, 128 days UK Flag UK Canterbury
12 Stephen Todd [62] 3 June 19054 July 2011 106 years, 31 days UK Flag UK
13 Cecil Hamilton [63] 26 Mar 190010 Apr 2006 106 years, 15 days
14 John Patrick Roache [64] 30 Mar 19054 Apr 2011 106 years, 5 days IRE Flag IRLManawatu-Wanganui
15 Bright Williams [65] 27 Feb 189713 Feb 2003 105 years, 351 days
16 Norman Bennison [66] 13 July 190925 Apr 2015 105 years, 296 days
17 Trevor Tuckey [67] 4 Apr 191229 Oct 2017 105 years, 208 days Northland
18 Fred Currie [68] 21 Feb 19087 Sept 2013 105 years, 198 days
19 Harry Duncan Andrews [69] 19 Oct 190616 Jan 2012 105 years, 89 days UK Flag UK
20 Bill Mitchell [70] 14 Apr 1913Living

105 years, 96 days

21 Trevor Henry [71] 23 May 190220 June 2007 105 years, 28 days
22 Lawrence Morris Blyth [72] 18 Sept 189610 Oct 2001 105 years, 22 days

Incomplete cases 107+

Region/country of
Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
Jean Tillie [73] F 23 Nov 1883c.21 Oct 1993 109 years, c.332 days UK Flag UK
Lila Firth F 10 Sept 18731982 108 years, 113-364 days
Agnes Whitworth [74] F 27 Feb 1873c.27 Apr 1981 108 years, c.59 days UK Flag UK
Annie Smallman [75] 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 SouthlandAuckland
Lily Ng [76] F 1907/190830 June 2015 107 years ?Canterbury

Oldest known emigrants (110+)

Region/country of
Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age birth death
1 Teresa Locke F 30 Nov 186518 June 1976 110 years, 201 days OtagoUSA FlagUSA
2 Annie Violet Feil F 17 July 19043 Aug 2014 110 years, 17 days ?AUS FlagAUS

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

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

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 201519 June 2018
(2 yrs, 306 days)
Madeline Anderson F 108 – 111 4 May 1907 – 19 June 2018
111 years, 46 days
19 June 2018Present

0 years, 30 days

Linda Wiggins F 109* Born 17 Sept 1908

109 years, 305 days

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

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

From To Name Age when
oldest
Lifespan
 ?10 Apr 2006
Cecil Hamilton  ? – 106 26 Mar 1900 – 10 Apr 2006
106 years, 15 days
10 Apr 200620 June 2007
(1 yr, 71 days)
Trevor Henry 103 – 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

1 years, 346 days

Howard Buss 105 – 107* Born 25 June 1911

107 years, 24 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. Madeline Anderson The New Zealand Herald
  4. Grand old lady Maude, 110, dies The Southland Times
  5. Woman thought to be NZ's oldest dies at 110 NZ Herald News
  6. 6.0 6.1 '109 not out!' says Arthur Bates Imgur (originally from the Dominion Sunday Times, 25 November 1990)
  7. Happy birthday, Ethel - 110 times NZ Herald News
  8. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
  9. Turning 109, Linda Wiggins had three parties to celebrate the milestone Well & Good (Stuff)
  10. Mabel Jenkins' 108th birthday Facebook
  11. 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)
  12. City's oldest person Mahala dies at 109 Bay of Plenty Times
  13. Oldest person, at 109 years, dies in Cambridge Imgur
  14. Beryl celebrates 108th Birthday The Post
  15. Oldest resident dies, aged 109 Imgur (originally from the Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune, 18 May 1989)
  16. Woman believed to be NZ's oldest dies aged 109 NZ Herald News
  17. New Zealand's oldest woman dies National
  18. NZ's oldest citizen dies Imgur (originally from The Press, 9 September 1997)
  19. NZ's oldest woman dies in Waikato NZ Herald News
  20. A Life Story: Educator Winifred Hoy dies, aged 109 Stuff education, 28 April 2018
  21. Waikanae's 'elegant lady' dies The Dominion Post
  22. Irene Morgan YouTube
    New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Records
    Dead at 108 Imgur (originally from The Press, 23 February 2008)
  23. Gladys Hanson Death Notice The Press
  24. Northland woman's decent life ends at 108 The Northern Advocate
  25. 25.0 25.1 NZ's oldest man William Swensson reigned over Aro Valley - 150 years of news The Dominion Post
  26. Centenarian misses out on card from Prime Minister on her birthday Taranaki Daily News
  27. Palmy's oldest woman dies at 108 Manawatu Standard
  28. 28.0 28.1 Oldest resident dies, aged 109 Imgur (originally from the Evening Post, 17 July 1997)
  29. 29.0 29.1 108 candles burning Local Matters
    Vale: Bob Edwards - 1908–2016 Local Matters
  30. Gwenneth Hazel McGRUER NZ Herald
  31. Mable KISSLING Obituary Nelson Mail
  32. Former Masterton woman dies at 108 NZ Herald News
  33. City's oldest resident Press Reader
  34. 108-year-old Annie Mason dies The Press
  35. One of NZ's oldest people dies days after 108th birthday 1 News Now
  36. 36.0 36.1 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)
  37. In Memory of Agnes Campion A Memory Tree
  38. One of NZ's oldest women dies at 107 NZ Herald
  39. 39.0 39.1 Breathing to beat age 107 Imgur (originally from the New Zealand Herald)
    Grave Site of William Butler Hayes (-1996) Billion Graves
  40. 40.0 40.1 106 year old man celebrates Day of Older Persons Scoop Independent News
  41. 41.0 41.1 106 candles to blow out Papakura Courier, 28 October 2008
  42. Lucy Eleanor (Nell) Williamson (née Austen) National Library of New Zealand
  43. Zella, 107, is a living treasure Auckland North Shore Times
  44. 107 candles for a sweetie Auckland Now
  45. Great-grandma stays busy ahead of 106th birthday NZ Herald (Bay of Plenty Times)
  46. Bay's oldest resident dies aged 107 NZ Herald (Bay of Plenty Times)
  47. Kathleen BURDER Death Notice The Dominion Post
  48. Betty FLEMING Death Notice The Press
  49. Timaru woman celebrates her 107th birthday The Timaru Herald
  50. Personal Correspondence
  51. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
  52. 107-year life ends Press Reader (Upper Hutt Leader)
  53. Personal Correspondence
  54. Ella McGUINNESS NZ Herakd Obituaries
  55. REGGAE MUSIC AND BOB MARLEY FAN AT 107 Reggae 141
  56. One of the oldest Kiwis has died aged 107 The Press
  57. New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
  58. 58.0 58.1 "That the House congratulate Howard Buss of Christchurch Central on achieving his 107th birthday" NZ Parliament Order Paper (Page 8)
  59. Personal Correspondence
  60. 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
  61. 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)
  62. 105 years old but he's still a youngster at heart East & Bays Courier, 11 June 2010
  63. Cecil notches 106 not out
  64. John Patrick Roache (1905-2011) Genealogy
  65. Bright Ernest Williams Auckland War Memorial Museum
  66. Night soil collector turns 105 The Press. 10 July 2014
  67. Northland's oldest man Bill Tuckey dies The Northern Advocate (NZ Herald)
  68. Fred Currie Obituary Wairoa Live
  69. Harry Andrews born 1906. England and New Zealand YouTube, 20 October 2011
  70. 105yo Christchurch man still going strong, drives himself to his birthday party News Hub
  71. Obituary: Sir Trevor Henry NZ Herald
  72. Obituary: Lawrence Morris Blyth NZ Herald
  73. Richmond woman dies at 109 Imgur (originally from the Nelson Evening Mail, 25 October 1993)
  74. Woman (109) Dies: Imgur (originally from the Auckland Star, 27 April 1981)
  75. Cruising aged 107 NZ Herald News
  76. NG, Lily Moy Betts Funeral Services