1984 in New Zealand

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1984 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,293,000[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1983: 28,200 (0.86%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 98.3

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 40th New Zealand Parliament, led by the National Party, concluded, and in the general election the Labour Party was elected in the 41st New Zealand Parliament.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Unknown dates[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1984 in art, 1984 in literature, Category:1984 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[8]

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dance Exponents - Prayers be Answered
    • The Mockers - Swear It's True
    • Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take The Country Out Of Me
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul
  • TOP MALE VOCALIST Jordan Luck (Dance Exponents)
    • Andy Dickson (The Narcs)
    • Andrew Fagan (The Mockers)
  • TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Patsy Riggir
    • Jodi Vaughan
    • Suzanne Prentice
  • TOP GROUP Dance Exponents
    • The Mockers
    • Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius Prime
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Martin Phillips (The Chills)
    • Ross McKenzie (The Idles)
    • Wayne Gillespie
  • MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Meryl Yvonne
    • Janice Lampen
    • Sharon Dubont
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP The Chills
    • Jive Bombers
    • You're A Movie
  • BEST JAZZ ALBUM Brian Smith Quartet - Southern Excursio
    • Ken Avery/ Darktown Strutters - Jazz The Way It Used to Be
    • Rodger Fox - Something Juicy
  • BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take the Country Out Of Me
    • Suzanne Prentice - So Precious To Me
    • Jodi Vaughn - Rodeo Eyes
  • BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM NZSO & Others – Music By Larry Pruden
    • Michael Houston - Michael Houston
    • Schola Musica - NZ Music For Strings
  • BEST POLYNESIAN ALBUM Patea Maori Club & Dalvanius Prime - Aku Raukura
    • The Five Stars - Musika Malie (Good Music)
    • Rosalio - Samoan Serenade
  • BEST FOLK ALBUM Phil Garland - Springtime in the Mountains
    • Michael Warmuth - Hammered Duclimer
    • Wayne Gillespie - Wayward Son
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Dave MCartney - You Took Me Heart & Soul
    • Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - Swear It's True
    • Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - You Fascinate
  • ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Graham Myhre - You Took Me Heart & Soul
    • Graham Myhre/ Gyn Tucker Jnr - Caught in the Act
    • Glyn Tucker Jnr - You Fascinate
  • BEST COVER DESIGN Joe Wylie - Aku Raukura (Patea Maori Club)
    • Murray Vincent - Music By Larry Purden
    • Mike Hutton - Vocal at the Local
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO Bruce Morrison - I'm in Heaven
    • William Keddell - Elephunk in My Soup
    • Tom Parkinson - I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue) (Dance Exponents)
  • BEST FILM SOUNDTRACK Jenny Mcleod - The Silent One
    • Mike Nock - Strata
    • John Charles/ Dave Fraser - Constance
  • INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Tim Finn
  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Eldred Stebbing - (For his Lifelong Contribution to the Recording Arts in New Zealand)
  • MOST POPULAR SONG The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul

See: 1984 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1984 in New Zealand television, 1984 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:1984 film awards, 1984 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1984 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Barry Thompson wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:19:03 on 25 March in Wanganui, while Mary Belsey does the same in the women's championship (2:41:39).

Basketball[edit]

  • NBL won by Wellington.

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic games[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[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. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ NZhistory.net
  5. ^ Chisholm, Donna (June 2009). "Exclusive interview: NZ's first test tube baby turns 25". North & South: 36–47. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Daily Reporter, Iowa, 18 July 1984, pg 3
  7. ^ (subscription required)
  8. ^ "Awards 1984". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

See also[edit]