1978 in New Zealand

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1978 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,165,200[1]
  • Decrease since 31 December 1977: 1,200 (0.04%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.2
  • This was the first year in which New Zealand's population declined (due to emigration, largely to Australia).

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1978 in art, 1978 in literature, Category:1978 books

January[edit]

  • Nambassa, three-day music, crafts and alternative lifestyles festival on Phil and Pat Hulses' 400-acre (1.6 km2) farm in Golden Valley, north of Waihi. Attendance 25,000.

October[edit]

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners were as follows:[5]

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Hello Sailor – Hello Sailor
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR Golden Harvest – I Need Your Love
  • TOP MALE VOCALIST John Rowles
  • TOP GROUP Hello Sailor
  • TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Sharon O’Neill
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Ian Morris – Hello Sailor
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Rob Aicken – Hello Sailor
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP Citizen Band
  • MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Kim Hart
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Dennis O’Brien

See: 1978 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1978 in New Zealand television, 1978 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1978 film awards, 1978 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1978 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Paul Ballinger wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:17:33 on 11 March in Hastings.

Chess[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • 15 February: After 48 years of trying, New Zealand beats England in a Test match for the first time, winning the Test at the Basin Reserve.[7]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Category:1978 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1978 deaths

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ a b c d e Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "1978 Winners". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ nzhistory.net.nz
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  11. ^ Keith Cameron profile

External links[edit]

Media related to 1978 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons