1980 in New Zealand

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1980 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,176,400[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1979: 12,500 (0.40%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.2

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 39th New Zealand Parliament continued. The third National Party government was in power.

An attempt by high-ranking ministers Derek Quigley, Jim McLay, and Jim Bolger to replace Muldoon as prime minister (known as the "colonels' coup") with the deputy prime minister Talboys collapsed as a result of Talboys' unwillingness to actively campaign against Muldoon.

Three by-elections occurred.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1980 in art, 1980 in literature, Category:1980 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Sharon O'Neill - Sharon O'Neill
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR Jon Stevens – Montego Bay
  • TOP MALE VOCALIST Jon Stevens
  • TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Sharon O'Neill
  • TOP GROUP The Crocodiles
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Jon Stevens
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP Crocodiles
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Dave MaCrae & Kevin Oliff – Pacific Eardrum (Pacific Eardrum)
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Tony Burns - Pacific Eardrum (Pacific Eardrum)
  • BEST COVER Peter Burt – Pacific Eardrum (Pacific Eardrum)
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION Terence O’Neill-Joyce

See: 1980 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1980 in New Zealand television, 1980 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:1980 film awards, 1980 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1980 films

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chess[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic games[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  6. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  8. ^ Bledisloe Cup history
  9. ^ a b c d e Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  11. ^ Heath Blackgrove profile

External links[edit]

Media related to 1980 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons