New Zealand Shark attacks

129 attacks recorded (27 fatal)
New Zealand shark attacks
Date Region Location Fatal?
Dec 31st 1999 South Island Oreti Beach N
Dec 31st 1999 South Island Oreti Beach N
Dec 31st 1999 South Island Oreti Beach N
South Island Codfish Island (Whenua Hau) west of Stewart Island N
Mar 14th 1999 N
Jan 1st 1999 North Island Papamoa, near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty N
Sep 6th 1996 Chatham Islands Waihere Bay N
Nov 11th 1995 Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand N
Apr 24th 1992 Antarctic Ocean Meteorologic Station on Campbell Island, 370 nautical miles south of New Zealand N
Jan 16th 1985 South Island Christchurch N
Jan 2nd 1976 North Island Te Kaha, East coast Y
North Island Wanganui N
Mar 30th 1971 South Island Dunedin N
Dec 25th 1968 South Island St. Clair Beach, Dunedin N
Sep 15th 1968 South Island Otago Harbor Y
Feb 18th 1968 Pilot Bay, Mt Maunganui N
Mar 20th 1967 North Island Leigh N
Mar 9th 1967 South Island St. Kilda Beach Y
Jan 8th 1966 North Island Oakura Beach, Taranaki Y
Feb 11th 1964 North Island Palliser Bay, Whatarangi (east of Wellington) N
Feb 10th 1964 North Island West of Pukerua Bay, Wellington N
Feb 5th 1964 North Island Hokio Beach, near Levin N
Feb 5th 1964 South Island St. Clair Beach, Dunedin Y
Feb 1st 1964 Ngatuka Bay, near Picton N
Jan 1st 1964 North Island White Island N
Nov 30th 1963 South Island Charteris Bay, Lyttleton Harbour N
Jan 14th 1963 North Island Petone Beach, Wellington N
Mar 25th 1962 Off the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island Alderman Islands N
Feb 18th 1962 Southland Long Beach N
Feb 2nd 1962 North Island South of New Plymouth N
Jan 27th 1962 South Island Oreti Beach N
Jan 16th 1962 South Island Pigeon Bay, Canterbury N
Jan 15th 1962 North Island Slipper Island, Coromandel Peninsula N
Jan 11th 1962 South Island Fairdown Beach, 5 miles north of Westport N
Jun 27th 1960 Cook Strait Tory Channel N
Feb 27th 1960 North Island Mangawhai, near Wellsford N
Dec 3rd 1959 North Island Moko Hinau N
Dec 9th 1956 North Island North Auckland N
Jan 14th 1929 North Island Miranda Head, Hauriki Gulf N
Feb 1st 1927 South Island Menzies Bay, Banks Peninsula, N
Oct 2nd 2022 Cook Islands Rarotonga N
Oct 2nd 2022 North Island Stanley Bay, Auckland Harbor N
Jan 15th 1919 South Island Tahuna Beach, Nelson N
Jan 13th 1915 North Island Otaki Y
Mar 18th 1912 North Island Takapuna N
North Island Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland Y
Mar 8th 1910 North Island Waikanae Beach, Gisborne N
Feb 5th 1907 South Island Port Moeraki Y
North Island Mototapu Island Y
Feb 4th 1904 North Island Waitara Y
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Oreti Beach (9)
  • Tararu, Thames (2)
  • Alderman Islands (2)
  • St. Clair Beach, Dunedin (2)
  • Dunedin (2)
  • Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland (2)
  • Oamaru (2)

Attacks by month

  • January (29)
  • February (24)
  • March (19)
  • April (9)
  • May (3)
  • June (3)
  • July (2)
  • August (1)
  • September (2)
  • October (3)
  • November (4)
  • December (21)