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Encyclopedia > 1979 in New Zealand

See also: 1978 in New Zealand, other events of 1979, 1980 in New Zealand, and the Timeline of New Zealand history. For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. ...


Contents

Summary

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


See: 1979 and Timeline of New Zealand history plus data below. For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 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). ... The Right Honorable Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, KG, GCMG, CH, QSO was a New Zealand politician. ...

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... There are several people named Richard Harrison. ... 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. ... One of the several logos used during the history of the Social Credit Party The New Zealand Social Credit Party (sometimes called Socred) was a political party which served as the countrys third party from the 1950s through into the 1980s. ... Bruce Craig Beetham (1936-1997) was an academic and politician from New Zealand, whose career spanned the 1970s and early 1980s. ...

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. ... 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 also 1979, 1979 in politics, 1979 in science, Category:1979 in Australia, 1979 in Australia, 1979 in music, 1979 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 For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... See also: Other events of 1979 List of years in science . ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... 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. ...

July

July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... Carless days was a policy instigated by the government of New Zealand on July 30, 1979. ...

Arts and literature

The Robert Burns Fellowship, established in 1958 as a bicentennial celebration, is claimed to be New Zealands premier literary residency. ...

January

  • Nambassa beach festival, touring family roadshow. Whangamata Waihi Beach Mount Maunganui and Coromandel.
  • Nambassa three day music, crafts and alternative lifestyle festival on Phil and Pat Hulses' 400 acre farm in Golden Valley, north of Waihi. Attendance 75,000 plus.
  • Summer '79, outdoor arts festival in the parks of Wellington - including the Botanical Gardens, the Newtown Zoo, the Town Belt and several suburban parks.

See 1979 in art, 1979 in literature, Category:1979 books Nambassa was a series of hippie-conceived festivals held between 1976 and 1981 on large farms around Waihi and Waikino in New Zealand. ... The town of Whangamata is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealands North Island. ... Mount Maunganui is a town located on a peninsula to the north of Tauranga in New Zealands North Island. ... Coromandel can refer to several places: For the town and peninsula in New Zealand, see Coromandel, New Zealand and Coromandel Peninsula For the southeastern Indian coastline, see Coromandel Coast For the city in Minas Gerais, Brazil, see Coromandel (Minas Gerais) Coromandel, Mauritius is a community in Mauritius This is a... Nambassa was a series of hippie-conceived festivals held between 1976 and 1981 on large farms around Waihi and Waikino in New Zealand. ... Waihi is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... See also: 1978 in art, other events of 1979, 1980 in art, List of years in art Events Works Births Deaths January 11 - Henry Kahnweiler, art dealer February 3 - Aaron Douglas, painter November 8 - Edward Ardizzone, cartoonist date unknown - Brockbank, cartoonist Awards Categories: 1979 | Years in art ... See also: 1978 in literature, other events of 1979, 1980 in literature, list of years in literature. ...


Music

New Zealand Music Awards

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Street Talk – Street Talk
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR Th’ Dudes – Be Mine Tonight
  • TOP MALE VOCALIST Rob Guest
  • TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Sharon O’Neill
  • TOP GROUP Th’ Dudes
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Jon Stevens
  • MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Tina Cross
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP Street Talk
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Steve Robinson - This Heart This Song
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Gerry Smith – This Heart This Song
  • BEST COVER DESIGN Geoff Chunn, Peter Burt & Dale Wrightson – Just Drove Through Town

See: 1979 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. ... For the American Idol contestant, see John Stevens. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ...


Radio and Television

  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Current Affairs: Dateline Monday
    • Best Documentary: Okarito
    • Best Drama: The Mad Dog Gang meets Rug Rats
    • Best Speciality: Spot On
    • Best Information: Fair Go
    • Best Actor: David McPhail in A Week of It
    • Best Actress: Barbara Ewing
    • Entertainer of the Year: David McPhail
    • Special Committee Award: Selwyn Toogood for pioneering work in Radio and Television

See: 1979 in New Zealand television, 1979 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand Fair Go is a New Zealand consumer affairs television program anchored by Kevin Milne. ... David McPhail (born 19??) is a New Zealand comedic actor and writer. ... Barbara Ewing is a New Zealand film and television actress and novellist. ... Selwyn Toogood (1916–2001) was a New Zealand radio and television personality. ... 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

  • Middle Age Spread
  • Sons for the Return Home

See: Category:1979 film awards, 1979 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1979 films // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... 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 The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand. ... 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 British Commonwealth Games seal Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 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. ...

Athletics

  • Tony Good wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:18:47.3.

Netball

Silver Ferns , National Bank Cup , The Silver Ferns are the national netball team of New Zealand. ... The National Bank Cup is New Zealands principal netball competition. ...

The Netball World Championships have been held every four years since 1963. ...

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). ... Mt. ... The Chatham Cup is New Zealands premier knockout tournament in mens football (soccer). ... North Shore United is a soccer club based in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. ...

Births

Category:1979 births January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Luca Vettori (born 27 January 1979, Auckland, New Zealand), but brought up in Hamilton attending St Pauls Collegiate School, is a cricketer who plays Test cricket for New Zealand. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Gordon Fulton (born 1 February 1979) is a New Zealand cricketer who has recently broken into the New Zealand One Day side. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamish John Hamilton Marshall (born 15 February 1979, Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... James Andrew Hamilton Marshall (born 15 February 1979, Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... For Kyle Mills the author, see Kyle Mills (Author) Sideshow Kyle Mills (b. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... Kevin Filipo Mealamu (born March 20, 1979 in Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand) is an international rugby football union player for the New Zealand All Blacks. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... Date of Birth: 26 March ,1979 Place of Birth: Westport, New Zealand Height: 1. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... Date of Birth: 15 May 1979 Place of Birth: Savaii, Samoa Height: 1. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Michael Hugh William Papps (b. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... Carl Hayman (born 14 November 1979 in Opunake, New Zealand) is an international prop from New Zealand. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel John Bedingfield Khan Lal (born December 3, 2007) is a Pakistan singer songwriter currently based in the UK. He is the brother of pop singers Natasha Bedingfield. ...


Deaths

Category:1979 deaths Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Marty Johnstone (1951-1979) was a New Zealand drug trafficker. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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