1996 in New Zealand

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1996 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,762,300[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1995: 55,600 (1.50%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 97.3

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 44th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The National Party, led by Jim Bolger. In the New Zealand general election, 1996 National was returned to power, but had to form a coalition with the New Zealand First.

Opposition leaders[edit]

See: Category:Parliament of New Zealand, New Zealand elections

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • April: The New Zealand Tablet winds up. The weekly Catholic newspaper started publication in 1873.[3]

Arts and literature[edit]

  • Bernadette Hall wins the Robert Burns Fellowship.
  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards:
    • Book of the Year/Cultural Heritage: Judith Binney, Redemption Songs - A Life of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki
    • First Book Awards
      • Fiction: Emily Perkins, Not Her Real Name
      • Poetry: James Brown, Go Round Power Please
      • Non-Fiction: Alex Frame, Salmond: Southern Jurist
  • f*INK, Dunedin's weekly entertainment magazine is founded

See 1996 in art, 1996 in literature, Category:1996 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[4][5]

  • Album of the Year: Shihad - Killjoy
    • Finn Brothers - Finn
    • Howard Morrison - Songs Of New Zealand
    • Max Lines - Beautiful Panflute I
    • Starlight String Quartet - Romantic Strings
    • Suzanne Prentice - 25th Anniversary
  • Single of the Year: OMCHow Bizarre
    • D-Faction - Down in the Boondocks
    • Herbs - French Letter '95
    • Jan Hellriegel - Manic
    • The Exponents - La La Lulu
    • Strawpeople - Sweet Disorder
  • Best Male Vocalist: Jon Toogood – Shihad
  • Best Female Vocalist: Teremoana Rapley
    • Sulata
    • Jan Hellriegel
  • Best Group: Shihad
    • The Exponents
    • The Mutton Birds
    • Finn Brothers
  • Rising Star Award: Kylie Harris
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Paul Fuemana (OMC)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Bic Runga
  • Most Promising Group: OMC
    • Garageland
    • Joint Force
  • International Achievement: Shihad
    • Finn Brothers
    • Dave Dobbyn
    • Supergroove
  • Best Video: Sigi Spath / Jo Fisher – You Gotta Know (Supergroove)
    • Greg Page - Honeyblonde (Throw)
    • M Noonan and J Frizzell - Static PTI (Joint Force)
  • Best Producer: Eddie Rayner - World Stand Still
    • Alan Jansson, Nathan Haines and James Pinker - Shift Left (Nathan Haines)
    • Malcolm Welsford - La La Lulu (The Exponents)
  • Best Engineer: Alan Jansson – How Bizarre (Omc)
    • Chris Sinclair - Black Sand Shore (Grace)
    • Malcolm Welsford - La La Lulu (The Exponents)
  • Best Jazz Album: Nathan Haines – Shift Left
    • Hattie St John - Flying High at Iguacu
    • Christchurch Polytechnic Sextet - Collaboration
  • Best Classical Album: Michael Houston - Beethoven Piano Sonatas from the Middle Period
    • Alexander Ivashkin and Tamas Vesmas - Alfred Schnittke
    • L Subramaniam - Pacific Rendezvous
  • Best Country Album: Kylie Harris – Let It Be Love
    • Glen Moffat - Somewhere in New Zealand Tonight
    • Kevin Greaves - Over the Storm
  • Best Folk Album: Rua – Harbour Lights
    • Chris Thompson - Song for Laura
    • Peter Skandera and Dave Maybee - Acoustic Spirit
  • Best Gospel Album: Brent Chambers – Living Sacrifices
    • Alastair Brown - Narrow
    • Paul Stephens - Apocalypse
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Southside of Bombay with Mina Ripia – Kia Mau
    • Maree Sheehan - Past to Present
    • Moana and The Moahunters - Give it Up Now
    • Ruia - Ka Tangi te Tiitii Ka Tangi to Kaakaa
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Southside of Bombay with Mina Ripia – Kia Mau
    • Ruia - Ka Tangi te Tiitii Ka Tangi te Kaakaa
    • Moana and the Moa Hunters - Akona Te Reo '95
  • Best Children's Album: Nga Pihi - 1 & 2
    • Radha and the Kiwis - Sing the World Around
    • Kids TV - You and Me Songbook (Suzy Cato)
  • Best Polynesian Album: Southside of Bombay - Umbadada
    • D-Faction - Down in the Boondocks
    • John Akaata - Ura Mai Koe
    • Purest Form - If I Fell/U Can Do It
  • Best Songwriter: Mark Tierney / Paul Casserly / Anthony Ioasa - Sweet Disorder (Strawpeople)
    • Glen Moffat - Somewhere in New Zealand Tonight
    • Greg Johnson - Don't Wait Another Day
  • Best Cover: Alec Bathgate – Abbasalutely
    • Chris Knox - Songs of You and Me
    • Neil Finn and Wayne Conway - Finn

See: 1996 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1996 in New Zealand television, 1996 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:1996 film awards, 1996 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1996 films

Internet[edit]

See: NZ Internet History

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Phil Costley wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:20:32 on 27 October in Auckland, while Tracey Clissold claims her first in the women's championship (2:39:03).

Basketball[edit]

  • The NBL was won by Auckland.

Cricket[edit]

Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team, Chappell–Hadlee Trophy, Cricket World Cup

Golf[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Netball[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

  • 5 October, New Zealand defeated Papua New Guinea 62-8
  • 11 October, New Zealand defeated Papua New Guinea 64-0

The 1996 Great Britain Lions tour saw the three Tet matches played in New Zealand:

  • 18 October, New Zealand defeated Great Britain 17-12
  • 25 October, New Zealand defeated Great Britain 18-15
  • 1 November, New Zealand defeated Great Britain 32-12

Rugby union[edit]

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Super 14, Rugby Union World Cup, National Provincial Championship, Category:All Blacks, Bledisloe Cup, Tri Nations Series, Ranfurly Shield

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt – Graeme Ballinger (Levin)[8]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

  • 3 July – Barry Crump, author (born 1935)
  • 11 July – Robert Whaitiri, community leader (born 1916)
  • 17 July – Nell Rose, nurse (born 1996)
  • 25 July – Andy Keyworth, master mariner (born 1923)
  • 10 August – Les George, rugby union player and administrator (born 1908)
  • 16 August – Lena Manuel, community leader (born 1915)
  • 10 September – Patrick Rhind, rugby union player (born 1915)
  • 13 September – Dot Simons, sports journalist and writer (born 1912)
  • 23 September – Sir Jack Newman, cricketer, businessman (born 1902)
  • 26 September – Athol Rafter, nuclear chemist (born 1913)

October–December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  3. ^ "New Zealand Tablet". National Library of New Zealand. 
  4. ^ "Awards 1988". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "1996 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  6. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  8. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

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