North Island Shark Attacks

71 attacks recorded (17 fatal)
North Island shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Nov 2nd 2023 Cape Pallister N
Nov 2nd 2021 Taranaki N
Jan 27th 2021 Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty N
Jan 7th 2021 Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty Y
Stanmore Bay, Auckland N
Feb 22nd 2020 Pauanui Beach N
Dec 15th 2018 Matauri Bay N
Dec 9th 2018 Ti Point N
Oct 21st 2017 Off Tapuna Beach, Auckand N
Aug 26th 2017 Off Tutukaka N
May 2nd 2016 Cormandel N
Feb 27th 2013 Muriwai Y
Mar 6th 2012 Opunake, Taranake N
Mar 1st 2009 Taranaki N
Jan 24th 2009 Alderman Islands N
Jan 10th 2009 Hawke Bay N
Jan 6th 2009 Haumoana N
Dec 14th 2008 Maraetai N
Jan 14th 2008 Omaha Beach N
Dec 11th 2006 Raglan, Manu Bay N
Mar 9th 2005 Waiapu River mouth , East Cape N
Jan 8th 2005 Taupiri Bay N
Apr 22nd 2004 Motunui N
Mar 22nd 2004 Te Arai Point N
Jan 22nd 2004 90 Mile Beach N
Jan 3rd 2004 Whiritoa, Eastern Cormandel N
Jan 6th 2001 Sandy Bay/Whananaki N
Jun 29th 2000 Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty N
Between the Kakanui River and Campbell's Bay N
Jan 1st 1999 Papamoa, near Tauranga, Bay of Plenty N
Jan 2nd 1976 Te Kaha, East coast Y
Wanganui N
Mar 20th 1967 Leigh N
Jan 8th 1966 Oakura Beach, Taranaki Y
Feb 11th 1964 Palliser Bay, Whatarangi (east of Wellington) N
Feb 10th 1964 West of Pukerua Bay, Wellington N
Feb 5th 1964 Hokio Beach, near Levin N
Jan 1st 1964 White Island N
Jan 14th 1963 Petone Beach, Wellington N
Mar 25th 1962 Alderman Islands off the Coromandel Peninsula N
Feb 2nd 1962 South of New Plymouth N
Jan 15th 1962 Slipper Island, Coromandel Peninsula N
Feb 27th 1960 Mangawhai, near Wellsford N
Dec 3rd 1959 Moko Hinau N
Dec 9th 1956 North Auckland N
Jan 14th 1929 Miranda Head, Hauriki Gulf N
Jun 16th 2024 Stanley Bay, Auckland Harbor N
Jan 13th 1915 Otaki Y
Mar 18th 1912 Takapuna N
Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland Y
Mar 8th 1910 Waikanae Beach, Gisborne N
Mototapu Island Y
Feb 4th 1904 Waitara Y
East Cape Y
Dec 20th 1896 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke Bay Y
Rockhampton N
Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland N
Jun 16th 1890 Lampton Harbour, Wellington Y
Kaipara Y
Apr 9th 1885 Auckland N
Nov 12th 1882 Tararu, Thames N
Nov 12th 1882 Tararu, Thames N
Mar 19th 1879 Napier Y
Mar 3rd 1875 Tauranga Y
Brickfield Bay, Auckland Harbour N
Dec 22nd 1862 Soldier's Point, Brick Bay, Auckland N
Mar 1st 1861 Wynyard Wharf, Auckland Harbor N
Apr 1st 1860 Princes Wharf, Auckland Harbor N
Apr 1st 1860 St. George's Bay, Auckland Harbor Y
Wellington Harbor Y
Point Halsey, Wellington Y

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Oreti Beach (7)
  • Taranaki (2)
  • Oamaru (2)
  • Stewart Island (2)
  • Tararu, Thames (2)
  • Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty (2)
  • Oreti Beach, Southland (2)
  • St. Clair Beach, Dunedin (2)
  • Dunedin (2)
  • Manukau Harbor, 6 miles south of Auckland (2)

Attacks by month

  • January (19)
  • February (10)
  • March (13)
  • April (4)
  • May (2)
  • June (2)
  • August (1)
  • October (2)
  • November (3)
  • December (9)