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Encyclopedia > 1976 in New Zealand

See also: 1975 in New Zealand, other events of 1976, 1977 in New Zealand, and the Timeline of New Zealand history. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. ...


Contents

Summary

The section should contain a paragraph or two about the year.


See: 1976 and Timeline of New Zealand history plus data below. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. ...


Incumbents

Regal and Vice Regal

Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch, since February 6, 1952. ... The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand (currently, Queen Elizabeth II). ... Sir (Edward) Denis Blundell GCMG GCVO KBE QSO (1907–1984) was Governor-General of New Zealand from 1972 to 1977. ...

Government

In New Zealand the Speaker of the House of Representatives is the individual who chairs the countrys legislative body, the New Zealand House of Representatives (often also referred to as Parliament). The Speaker fulfils a number of important functions in relation to the operation the House, which is based... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... The Right Honourable Sir Robert David (Rob) Muldoon GCMG CH (25 September 1921–5 August 1992) served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984. ... The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand is second most senior officer in the Government of New Zealand, although this seniority does not necessarily translate into power. ... The Right Honourable Sir Brian Edward Talboys AC, CH, KCB, (7 June 1921-) was a New Zealand politician. ... The Minister of Finance is a senior figure within the government of New Zealand. ... The Right Honourable Sir Robert David (Rob) Muldoon GCMG CH (25 September 1921–5 August 1992) served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984. ... The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a major portfolio in the Cabinet of New Zealand. ... The Right Honourable Sir Brian Edward Talboys AC, CH, KCB, (7 June 1921-) was a New Zealand politician. ...

Opposition Leaders

The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ... Sir Wallace Edward Rowling KCMG, (15 November 1927 - 31 October 1995), often known as Bill Rowling, was a Prime Minister of New Zealand. ... The Leader of the Opposition in New Zealand is the politician who, at least in theory, leads the Opposition bloc in the New Zealand Parliament. ...

Main centre leaders

The Mayor of Auckland is the head of the municipal government of Auckland, New Zealand, and presides over the Auckland City Council. ... Sir Dove-Myer Robinson (15 June 1901 - 14 August 1989) served as Mayor of Auckland from 1959 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1980. ... The Mayor of Hamilton, New Zeland is the head of the municipal government of Hamilton, New Zealand, and presides over the Hamilton City Council. ... Mike Minogue was a New Zealand politician and lawyer. ... Bruce Craig Beetham (1936-1997) was an academic and politician from New Zealand, whose career spanned the 1970s and early 1980s. ... The Mayor of Wellington is the head of the municipal government of Wellington, New Zealand, and presides over the Wellington City Council. ... The Mayor of Christchurch is the head of the municipal government of Christchurch, New Zealand, and presides over the Christchurch City Council. ... The Mayor of Dunedin is the head of the municipal government of Dunedin, New Zealand, and presides over the Dunedin City Council. ...

Events

See 1976 , 1976 in politics , 1976 in science , Category:1976 in Australia , 1976 in Australia , 1976 in music , 1976 timelines , History of New Zealand , Category:History of New Zealand , Military history of New Zealand , Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand , Timeline of New Zealand history 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... See also: Other events of 1976 List of years in science . ... See also: other events of 1976 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in... The history of New Zealand dates back at least seven hundred years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians. ... The military history of New Zealand spans several hundred years. ... This is a timeline of environmental history of New Zealand. ... This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. ...

This is a timeline of the History of New Zealands involvement with Antarctica. ...

January

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

February

March

April

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November

December

Arts and literature

See 1976 in art, 1976 in literature, Category:1976 books Sam Hunt (b. ... The Robert Burns Fellowship, established in 1958 as a bicentennial celebration, is claimed to be New Zealands premier literary residency. ... See also: 1975 in art, other events of 1976, 1977 in art, List of years in art // Events Exhibitions Works Births Deaths February 1 - Hans Richter, Dadaist film-maker May 11 - Alvar Aalto, architect and designer Awards Categories: 1976 | Years in art ... See also: 1975 in literature, other events of 1976, 1977 in literature, list of years in literature. ...


Music

New Zealand Music Awards

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR NZSO - Symphony #2
  • RECORDING ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR Dr Tree
  • BEST NEW ARTIST Dr Tree
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Alan Galbraith - Taking It All In Stride
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Peter Hitchcock - Taking It All In Stride
  • ARRANGER OF THE YEAR David Frazer - Taking It All In Stride
  • COMPOSER OF THE YEAR John Hanlon - Night Life

See: 1976 in music The New Zealand Music Awards, colloquially known as the Tuis, have been awarded yearly since 1966 to outstanding New Zealand musicians and groups. ... See also: other events of 1976 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in...


Radio and Television

  • Television Two is renamed South Pacific Television.
  • All broadcasting services, including radio, are merged into the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand. [1]
  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Programme: Pearse
    • Best Personality: John Clarke and Dougal Stevenson
    • Actor: Martin Sanderson
    • Actress: Ilona Rogers
    • Best Series: One Man's View
    • Best Script: Ian Mune and Peter Hansard: Winners And Losers: The Woman At The Store

See: 1976 in New Zealand television, 1976 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand South Pacific Television logo, 1976 South Pacific Television was a television channel in New Zealand, which operated between 1976 and 1980. ... John Morrison Clarke (born July 29, 1948) is a comedian and writer. ... Ian Mune (born 1941) is a New Zealand character actor and director. ... This is a list of New Zealand television-related events in 1976. ... This is an incomplete list of televison programmes past and present on Television New Zealand that are made in New Zealand. ... Public broadcasting in New Zealand has undergone many changes since radio broadcasts first commenced in the 1920s. ...


Film

  • The God Boy

See: Category:1976 film awards, 1976 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1976 films // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... List is presently of major movies only. ... New Zealand cinema refers to films made by New Zealand-based production companies in New Zealand. ...


Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit , Order of New Zealand Companions Badge of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Elizabeth II. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Principal Companion (PCNZM) (formerly Knight or Dame... Badge of the Order of New Zealand The Order of New Zealand is the highest locally awarded honour in the New Zealand Honours System. ...

The Archbishop of New Zealand is the head of the Anglican church in the Province of New Zealand and has under his direction nine dioceses. ... Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia The Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia is a church of the Anglican Communion serving New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. ...

Sport

Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The William Webb Ellis Trophy, the main prize of the Rugby Union World Cup The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987, a full 33 years after the first Rugby League World Cup and... The National Provincial Championship (which for sponsorship reasons, is referred to as Air New Zealand NPC or just simply NPC) is New Zealands principal domestic rugby union competition. ... The Bledisloe Cup Rugby Unions Bledisloe Cup is contested between Australias Wallabies and New Zealands All Blacks. ... The Tri Nations Series is an annual international Rugby Union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The Ranfurly Shield, colloquially known as the Log of Wood, is perhaps the most prestigious trophy in New Zealands domestic rugby union competition. ... The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... The Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in cricket is an annual three match ODI series between Australia and New Zealand. ... The Cricket World Cup, is the premier international championship of mens One-Day International (ODI) cricket. ... The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading mens golf tournament in New Zealand. ... The New Zealand Warriors (formerly Auckland Warriors) are a rugby league team based in Auckland, New Zealand who compete in the Australasian based National Rugby League competition. ... The Bartercard Cup (previously known as the Lion Red Cup) is the top level rugby league competition in New Zealand. ... New Zealand team shirt The Logo of the New Zealand Rugby League The New Zealand national rugby league side represent New Zealand at rugby league, and are commonly known as the Kiwis, after the native bird of that name. ... The original World Cup, first lifted in 1954 by Great Britain The Rugby League World Cup, is a tournament in which a number of the strongest rugby league nations participate in, to determine which nation is supreme in the sport. ... The Silver Ferns are the national netball team of New Zealand. ... The National Bank Cup is New Zealands principal womens netball competition. ...

Soccer

National Soccer League is a name given to competitions in which New Zealands top clubs play each other, at least two times, on a home and away basis (and occasional in so called championship play-offs). ... The Chatham Cup is New Zealands premier knockout tournament in mens football (soccer). ... Christchurch United is a soccer club in Christchurch, New Zealand. ...

Births

Category:1976 births January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Karl Burnett is a New Zealand actor best known for his portrayal of Nick Harrison on the long-running New Zealand soap, Shortland Street. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Briolette Kah Bic Runga (born 13 January 1976) MNZM is a New Zealand singer-songwriter whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts, and has since become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists of our time. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christian Mathias Cullen (born February 12, 1976 in Paraparaumu) is a New Zealand rugby player. ... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... Sarah Ulmer climbing up a hill during the Twin Falls to Buhl stage of the 2002 Womens Challenge Sarah Ulmer (born March 14, 1976) is a New Zealand cyclist who won a Gold medal and set new world records at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, the first New... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... Daniel Gillies as John Jameson in Spider-Man 2 Daniel Gillies was born (March 14, 1976) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and raised in New Zealand. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Anna Rowberry, (born March 31, 1976 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New Zealand netballer, who captained the national team (the Silver Ferns), to win the 2003 world championships in Jamaica. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... Date of Birth: 6 April 1976 Place of Birth: Thames, New Zealand Height: 1. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Pita Faiva-ki-moana Alatini (born 11 April, 1976 in Nukualofa) is a Tongan-born New Zealand rugby union footballer. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Ronald Te Huia Cribb (born 7 July 1976 in Wanganui, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union player. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Joggie Viljoen (Born July 22, 1976) is a South african rugby union footballer who played at scrum-half for the South Africa national rugby union team during the late 1990s. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ivan Vicelich (in yellow and black) in action for his club, Roda JC, against Ajax Amsterdam. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Craig Douglas McMillan (born September 13, 1976 in Christchurch, Canterbury) is a New Zealand international cricketer at Test, one-day international and Twenty20 level. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Megan Bronwinne Alatani (nee Cassie) (born September 29, 1976) is a South African-born singer and actress. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Troy Vandem Flavell (born 4 November 1976 in Otahuhu, West Auckland) is a New Zealand rugby union player. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Byron Terrance Kelleher (born March 12, 1976 in Dunedin, New Zealand) is a Rugby Union halfback for the New Zealand All Blacks, with whom he has played over 37 tests. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Paston (born December 13, 1976) is a New Zealand soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for the New Zealand Knights. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Adam Frank Yovich (b. ...


Deaths

Category:1976 deaths July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Thomas (Tom) Coleman Lowry (born 17 February 1898 in Wellington; died 20 July 1976 in Okawa, Hastings) was a New Zealand cricketer. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenneth Cecil James, born 12 March 1904 and died at Palmerston North on 21 August 1976 was a cricketer who played for Wellington, Northamptonshire and New Zealand. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... Scottish-born Clifford Glen Porter (5 May 1899 in Edinburgh – 12 November 1976 in Wellington) was a New Zealand rugby union player. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Kenneth John Wadsworth (30 November 1946 - 19 August 1976) was a New Zealand cricketer who played 33 Tests and 13 one-day internationals for New Zealand as a wicket-keeper, scoring 1,000 runs and dismissing nearly 100 batsmen, as New Zealands regular wicket-keeper between 1969–70 and...


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