April 2005 in Australia and New Zealand

__NOTOC__
2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December-

{| class="infobox" width="250"
- style="font-size: 133%; background-color: #DDDDDD; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px"
-|

Deaths in April

• 23 – Joh Bjelke-Petersen

Events in April

Elections in April

Events in Australia and New Zealand

"This page deals with events that take place in or are of interest to Australia, New Zealand, and/or the territories of those countries (such as Norfolk Island and Ross Dependency), and/or current events that involve Australians and/or New Zealanders."

26 April, 2005

* The Civil Unions and Relationships Acts come into force in New Zealand, which allow same-sex and de facto couples to form legal unions similar to marriage. [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10122375 (New Zealand Herald)]

25 April, 2005

* More than 20,000 Australians, New Zealanders, Turks and other nationalities gather at Anzac Cove to mark the 90th anniversary of the failed Gallipoli landings. Thousands more attend ANZAC Day dawn remembrance ceremonies and marches in cities around Australia and New Zealand, 250,000 in Sydney alone. [http://www.optusnet.com.au/news/story/abc/20050425/18/domestic/1352789.inp (Reuters)] [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=773&ObjectID=10122337 Auckland (New Zealand Herald)] [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10122335 Other NZ cities (New Zealand Herald)]
* Announcement made that Australian born Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark is pregnant. [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1353083.htm (ABC News)] .

24 April 2005

* Victoria Police officer shot dead east of Melbourne. [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1352371.htm (ABC News)] .

23 April 2005

* Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, well known former Premier of Queensland, dies in hospital in Kingaroy [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1352171.htm (ABC News)] .

21 April 2005

* Bus drivers in Auckland working for Stagecoach have voted to strike for six days from May 5 in support of their claim for an extra $2 an hour. [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10121681 New Zealand Herald]
* 700 coal miners strike for the day in the first national coal miners' strike in New Zealand for more than a decade. The miners want a 6% wage increase, but their employer, Solid Energy, is offering 2.8%. [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10121643 New Zealand Herald]

19 April 2005

* The largest moving object on Earth, the iceberg B15A in Antarctica has collided with the Drygalski ice tongue, a feature large enough to be included in Antarctic maps. During the collision, a five-kilometre-long section of the ice tongue was broken off. [http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMEGLW797E_index_0.html (ESA)]

15 April 2005

* Australian police in Melbourne have discovered a large amount of ecstasy hidden in a ship bound from Italy. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4447521.stm (BBC News)] [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000081&sid=ahOufnlDx0YU&refer=australia (Bloomberg News)]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • May 2005 in Australia and New Zealand — 2005 : January February March April May June July August September October November December → NOTOC May 31, 2005 (Tuesday)* In Botswana, Australian lecturer Kenneth Good loses his appeal against deportation. He had criticized the government of… …   Wikipedia

  • June 2005 in Australia and New Zealand — This page deals with current events that take place in or are of interest to Australia, New Zealand, and/or the territories of those countries (such as Norfolk Island and Ross Dependency), and/or current events that involve Australians and/or New …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand — New Zealander. /zee leuhnd/ a country in the S Pacific, SE of Australia, consisting of North Island, South Island, and adjacent small islands: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 3,587,275; 103,416 sq. mi. (267,845 sq. km). Cap.: Wellington …   Universalium

  • New Zealand–United States relations — New Zealand–American relations United States …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand in the Vietnam War — New Zealand Army Deployment Part of the Vietnam War Members of 161 Battery, Royal New …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand free trade agreements —   New Zealand …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand national netball team — New Zealand Nickname(s) Silver Ferns Association Netball New Zealand Confederation Oceania Netball Federation H …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand dollar — Tāra o Aotearoa (Māori) ISO 4217 code NZD User(s)  New Zealand …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand Police — Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa (Māori) Logo of the New Zealand Police. Motto Safer …   Wikipedia

  • New Zealand hip hop — derives from the wider hip hop cultural movement originating amongst African Americans in the United States. Like the parent movement, New Zealand hip hop consists of four parts: rapping, DJing, graffiti art and breakdancing. The first element of …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.