1977 in New Zealand
- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Appointments and awards
- 6 Sport
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,166,400
- Increase since 31 December 1976: 3000 (0.09%)
- Males per 100 females: 99.4
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand
- Governor-General - Sir Denis Blundell GCMG GCVO KBE QSO, followed by The Rt Hon. Sir Keith Holyoake KG GCMG CH QSO.
- Speaker of the House - Roy Jack.
- Prime Minister - Robert Muldoon
- Deputy Prime Minister - Brian Talboys.
- Minister of Finance - Robert Muldoon.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Brian Talboys.
- Attorney-General - Peter Wilkinson.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Dove-Myer Robinson
- Mayor of Hamilton - Bruce Beetham then Ross Jansen
- Mayor of Wellington - Michael Fowler
- Mayor of Christchurch - Hamish Hay
- Mayor of Dunedin - James George Barnes then Clifford George (Cliff) Skeggs
- 5 January – Led by Joe Hawke, members of Ngati Whatua occupy Bastion Point reserve (Takaparawha) to protest crown sales of land taken from Māori.
- 21 November – God Defend New Zealand becomes the second official national anthem of New Zealand, in conjunction with God Save The Queen.
- 6 December – The meat pie-based fast food chain Georgie Pie opens its first restaurant in Kelston, Auckland.
- 23 December – the Wild Animal Control Act 1977 passed into law
- New Zealand proclaims an Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 nautical miles (370 km) - the seventh largest in the world at 4.3 million km²
- The new Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament, nicknamed the "Beehive" due to its shape, is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, despite not being fully complete yet.
Arts and literature
The New Zealand Music Awards were not held this year.
- Waikino music festival at Bicknel's farm, Waitawheta Valley, between Waihi and Waikino. Attendance 5500.
See: 1977 in music
Radio and television
- April: Fair Go airs for the first time.
- June: Wellington's Radio Active 89FM first hits the airwaves
- Feltex Television Awards:
- Best Current Affairs: 'News at Ten
- Best Documentary Series: Black Future
- Best Light Entertainment: Blerta
- Best Play: The God Boy
- Best Drama: Moynihan
- Best Speciality: Country Calendar
- Best Actor: Ian Mune in Winners and Losers and Moynihan
- Best Actress: Judy Douglas in The God Boy
- Best Script: The God Boy
- Best Personality: Roger Gascoigne
See: 1977 in New Zealand television, 1977 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- New Zealand National Soccer League won by North Shore United
- The Chatham Cup is won by Nelson United who beat Mount Wellington 1—0 in the final.
- The 84th New Zealand Chess Championship is held in North Shore, and is won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland.
- New Zealand Trotting Cup: Sole Command
- There was no 1977 running of the Auckland Trotting Cup as the race was being rescheduled from December (1976) to February (1978)
- 22 January: Jono Gibbes, rugby player
- 25 February: Matthew Bell, cricketer
- 25 March: Brooke Walker, cricketer
- 16 May: Melanie Lynskey, actress
- 20 May: Raf de Gregorio, soccer player
- 25 May: Michael Bevin, field hockey goalkeeper
- 9 July (in South Africa): Leana du Plooy, netball player
- 5 July: Dale Rasmussen, rugby player
- 11 July: Matai Smith, television presenter
- 13 July: Xavier Rush, rugby player
- 5 September: Emily Gillam, field hockey player
- 8 September: Sheryl Scanlan, netball player
- 9 September: Caleb Ralph, rugby player
- 13 November: Chanel Cole, musician
- 28 November: Greg Somerville, rugby player
- 15 December: Dominic Bowden, television presenter
- 21 December: Leon MacDonald, rugby player
- 18 February: Ron Jarden, rugby player.
- 7 June (in England): Sir Rex Nan Kivell, art collector.
- 24 December: Sir Roy Jack, politician and 16th Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Today in History | NZHistory
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "Sky Sports – Rugby Union – Guinness Premiership – Worcester – Dale Rasmussen". Sky Sports. 14 September 2011.
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