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Encyclopedia > 1981 in New Zealand

See also: 1980 in New Zealand, other events of 1981, 1982 in New Zealand, and the Timeline of New Zealand history. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a timeline of the History of New Zealand. ...


Contents


Summary

See: 1981 and Timeline of New Zealand history plus data below. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born on 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... Flag of the Governor-General of New Zealand The Governor-General of New Zealand is the representative in the Realm of New Zealand of the Queen of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II, and as such is the highest office in the Government of New Zealand. ... Sir David Stuart Beattie GCMG GCVO QSO QC (29 February 1924–4 February 2001) was a Governor-General of New Zealand. ...

Government

The TBDth New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was a coalition between Labour and the Progressives, with United Future supporting supply votes. At the 17 September election, the government arrangements changed considerably. The Labour-Progressive government is now supported by New Zealand First and United Future, both of whom as their leader as a minister outside of Cabinet. The New Zealand Parliament is the legislative body of the New Zealand government. ... The New Zealand Labour Party is a New Zealand political party. ... Current Progressive Party logo The Progressive Party is a political party in New Zealand. ... Current United Future logo United Future New Zealand is a political party in the New Zealand parliament with three MPs -- two list MPs, and one electorate MP, leader Peter Dunne (see MMP for the difference). ... Wikinews has news related to: Results of the 2005 New Zealand General Election The 2005 New Zealand general election took place on 17 September 2005. ... New Zealand First functions as a political party in New Zealand. ... Current United Future logo United Future New Zealand is a political party in the New Zealand parliament with eight MPs-- seven list MPs, and one electorate MP, leader Peter Dunne (see MMP for the difference). ...

In New Zealand The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the individual who chairs the countrys legislative body, The House of Representatives (commonly known as Parliament). The Speaker fulfills a number of important functions in relation to the operation Parliament, much of which is based upon the British... 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 Talboys KCB 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 Talboys KCB was a New Zealand politician. ... Warren Cooper (21 February 1933 - ) is a former 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. ... 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 1981 , 1981 in politics , 1981 in science , Category:1981 in Australia , 1981 in Australia , 1981 in music , 1981 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 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: Other events of 1981 List of years in science . ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... The history of New Zealand dates back at least 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians. ... The Military history of New Zealand spans a period of around two centuries. ... 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

June

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August

September

October

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1981 in art , 1981 in literature , Montana New Zealand Book Awards , Robert Burns Fellowship , Category:1981 books See also 1980 in art, Other events of 1981 1982 in art, List of years in art // Events Awards Archibald Prize - Eric Smith Works Exhibitions Births Deaths November 22 - Corrado Parducci, sculptor date unknown - Art Frahm, pin-up artist date unknown - Pinchus Kremegne, painter, sculptor and lithographer Categories: 1981 | Years... See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. ... New Zealand Annual Book Awards, since 1994. ... The Robert Burns Fellowship, established in 1958 as a bicentennial celebration, is claimed to be New Zealands premier literary residency. ...


Music

See: 1981 in music , New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 1981 , Tui award winners 1981 , ARIA Music Awards of 1981 , See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14...


New Zealand Music Awards

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos - Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR Coup D'Etat – Doctor, I Like Your Medicine
  • TOP MALE VOCALIST Dave McArtney (Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos)
  • TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Suzanne Prentice
  • TOP GROUP Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos - Dave McArtney & The Pink Flamingos
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Dave McArtney
  • MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Anne Dumont
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP Screaming Meemees
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Dave Hurley & Graham Myhre - Dave McArtney & the Pink Flamingos
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Bruce Lynch - Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos
  • BEST COVER DESIGN David Hollis – Caught Alive
  • SPECIAL AWARD Fred Smith - Services to the Recording Industry (particularly with regard to Copyright)

The New Zealand Music Awards, colloquially known as the Tuis, have been awarded yearly since 1966 to outstanding New Zealand musicians and groups. ...

Radio and Television

See: 1981 in New Zealand television ,1981 in television , List of TVNZ television programming , Category:New Zealand television , TV3 (New Zealand) , Category:New Zealand television shows , Public broadcasting in New Zealand This is an incomplete list of televison programmes past and present on Television New Zealand that are made in New Zealand. ... TV3, is a commercial television station in New Zealand and was the first television network not controlled by the government. ... Public broadcasting in New Zealand has undergone many changes since radio broadcasts first commenced in the 1920s. ...


Film

See: Category:1981 film awards , 1981 in film , List of New Zealand feature films , Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1981 films // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... List is presently of major movies only. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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. ... The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, 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. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The current Super 14 logo The Super 14 is a rugby union championship competed for by teams from New Zealand, Australia 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. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Cricket World Cup 2007 logo The ICC Cricket World Cup is the world championship of one-day cricket, a tournament held quadrenially between all Test-playing nations (currently 10 nations), plus qualifiers. ... The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Holden 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 Australian 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 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. ... The Netball World Championships have been held every four years since 1963. ... Year Winners 1970 Blockhouse Bay 1971 Eastern Suburbs 1972 Mt Wellington 1973 Christchurch United 1974 Mt Wellington 1975 Christchurch United 1976 Wellington Diamond United 1977 North Shore United 1978 Christchurch United 1979 Mt Wellington 1980 Mt Wellington 1981 Wellington Diamond United 1982 Mt Wellington 1983 Manurewa 1984 Gisborne City 1985... The New Zealand Football Championship (NZFC) is the national football (soccer) league in New Zealand. ... 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). ... First International New Zealand 3 - 1 Australia (Dunedin, New Zealand; June 17, 1922) Largest win New Zealand 13 - 0 Fiji (Auckland, New Zealand; August 16, 1981) Worst defeat New Zealand 0 - 10 Australia (Wellington, New Zealand; July 11, 1936) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1982) Best result Round 1... The Chatham Cup is New Zealands premier knockout tournament in mens football (soccer). ... The Tall Blacks is the nickname of New Zealands national mens basketball team. ... The New Zealand Breakers are a professional basketball team competing in Australias National Basketball League. ...

Births

Category:1981 births January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Deaths

Category:1981 deaths January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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