1986 in New Zealand

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1986 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,313,500[1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1985: 10,400 (0.31%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 97.9

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 41st New Zealand Parliament continued. The fourth Labour Party government was in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1986 in art, 1986 in literature, Category:1986 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[6]

  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR Peking Man - Peking Man
    • The Verlaines - Halleujah
    • Patsy Riggir - Patsy Riggir Country
  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR Peking Man - "Room That Echoes"
    • Ardijah - Give Me Your Number
    • Patea Maori Club featuring Dalvanius - E Papa
  • BEST MALE VOCALIST Pat Urlich
    • Malcolm McNeill
    • Sonny Day
  • BEST FEMALE VOCALIST Margaret Urlich
    • Betty Monga
    • Annie Crummer
  • BEST GROUP Peking Man
    • The Patea Maori Group
    • Satellite Spies
  • MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Tex Pistol
    • Simon Alexandra
    • Lyonel Grant
  • MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Tania Rowles
    • Ainsley Day
    • Liz Diamond
  • MOST PROMISING GROUP Ardijah
    • Chrome Safari
    • Wentworth Brewster & Co
  • INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Herbs
    • The Chills
    • Michael Roy Croft
  • BEST VIDEO Kerry Brown - As The Sun Goes Down (Everything that Flies)
    • Stuart Dryborough - Good Luck To You
    • Fetus Productions/MEC - Flicker
  • BEST PRODUCER Bruce Lynch - Peking Man
    • Ryan Monga/ Dave McArtney/ Trevor Reekie - Give Me Your Number (Ardijah)
    • Glyn Tucker - I Wish I'd Asked
  • BEST ENGINEER Graeme Myhre - Peking Man
    • Ian Morris - Ballad Of Buskin Bob
    • Paul Streekstra/Graham Myhre - Give Me Your Number
    • Graham Myhre - Drive Baby Drive
  • BEST JAZZ ALBUM Phil Broadhurst Trio–Iris
    • John Niland - Inside
    • Alan Broadbent Trio - Further Down The Road
  • BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM NZ Symphony Orchestra - A Song Of Islands
    • Besser & Prosser - Dark Wind/Spring Rain
    • Eugene & Nicolai Albulescu - Rhapsody
    • Mina Foley / Michael Gifford - Mina Foley / Michael Gifford
  • BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Patsy Riggir - Patsy Riggir Country
    • Suzanne Prentice - In Concert
    • Michael Roy Croft - Slow Burnin'
  • BEST FOLK ALBUM Various Artists - Send The Boats Away
    • Chris and Lyn Thompson - Together
    • Boys Of Spirit NZ Trust - Sea Shanties
  • BEST GOSPEL ALBUM Samoan Congregational Christian Church Choir - Matou Te Fia Sauna
    • Paul and Colleen Trenwith and Friends - Brand New Day
    • Ray Watson - Asaph -Throne Of Love
  • BEST POLYNESIAN ALBUM The Five Stars - Flower Of Samoa
    • O Savali A Keriso - E Le Mavae Le Alofa
    • Mahia Blackmore - Little Tui
  • BEST SONG OF THE YEAR Dave Dobbyn - Slice Of Heaven
    • Ryan Monga - Give Me Your Number
    • Dance Exponents - Caroline Skies
  • BEST COVER Phil O'Reilly - Peking Man
    • Ngila Dickson - As the Sun Goes Down
    • Paula & Graham Reid - This Sporting Life

See: 1986 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1986 in New Zealand television, 1986 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, TV3 (New Zealand), Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1986 film awards, 1986 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1986 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Cricket[edit]

  • New Zealand achieve historic test series wins over Australia and England.

Their 1-0 victory over Alan Border's Australians in February/March 1986 was their first series win over Australia at home with a 5 wicket win in the third test at Eden Park. This followed on from their 2-1 series win in Australia in November/December 1985, where Richard Hadlee took a record 33 wickets in three tests.

In June/July 1986 New Zealand achieved their first test series win in England, 1-0, winning the second test at Trent Bridge.

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt –
    • Mark Buchanan (Australia)
    • Chester Burt (Ashhurst), second, top New Zealander[9]

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. ^ "Early New Zealand Newspapers". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  5. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  6. ^ "Awards 1986". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  9. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

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