New Zealand Shark attacks

129 attacks recorded (27 fatal)
New Zealand shark attacks
Date Region Location Fatal?
North Island Stanmore Bay, Auckland N
Feb 22nd 2020 North Island Pauanui Beach N
Jan 16th 2020 Southland Oreti Beach N
Dec 24th 2019 Southland Oreti Beach N
Chatham Islands Pitt Island or Chatham Island N
Jan 29th 2019 South Island Oreti Beach N
Dec 15th 2018 North Island Matauri Bay N
Dec 9th 2018 North Island Ti Point N
Oct 21st 2017 North Island Off Tapuna Beach, Auckand N
Aug 26th 2017 North Island Off Tutukaka N
Apr 27th 2017 South Island Porpoise Bay, Catlins N
May 2nd 2016 North Island Cormandel N
Feb 7th 2014 South Island Porpoise Bay N
Jan 25th 2014 South Island Garden Bay near Cosy Nook N
Sep 24th 2023 Stewart Island N
Feb 27th 2013 North Island Muriwai Y
Jan 13th 2013 Mercury Islands Great Mercury Island N
Dec 1st 2012 South Island Sunday Cove, Fiordland N
Mar 6th 2012 North Island Opunake, Taranake N
Apr 16th 2011 South Island Snapper Point N
South Island Tahunanui Beach N
South Island Cosy Nook N
Feb 1st 2010 South Island Oreti Beach N
Dec 16th 2009 South Island Clark Island Y
Mar 1st 2009 North Island Taranaki N
Jan 24th 2009 North Island Alderman Islands N
Jan 16th 2009 South Island Karitane Beach N
Jan 10th 2009 North Island Hawke Bay N
Jan 6th 2009 North Island Haumoana N
Dec 14th 2008 North Island Maraetai N
Jan 14th 2008 North Island Omaha Beach N
Dec 9th 2007 South Island Kaikoura N
COOK ISLANDS Penhryn Island N
Dec 11th 2006 North Island Raglan, Manu Bay N
Mar 9th 2005 North Island Waiapu River mouth , East Cape N
Jan 8th 2005 North Island Taupiri Bay N
Oct 30th 2004 Whangarei N
Apr 22nd 2004 North Island Motunui N
Mar 22nd 2004 North Island Te Arai Point N
Feb 26th 2004 South Island, near Karitane north of Dunedin South Beach N
Jan 22nd 2004 Northlands 90 Mile Beach N
Jan 3rd 2004 North Island Whiritoa, Eastern Cormandel N
Dec 13th 2003 Cook Islands Pukapuka Northern Group Y
Jul 1st 2003 Cook Islands Beveridge Reef N
Feb 27th 2003 Southland East side of Bench Island in the Foveaux Strait N
Jan 6th 2001 North Island Sandy Bay/Whananaki N
Dec 1st 2000 Cook Islands Arorangi, Rarotonga Y
Jun 29th 2000 North Island Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty N
North Island Between the Kakanui River and Campbell's Bay N
Feb 3rd 2000 South Island Oreti Beach N

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

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