1997 in New Zealand

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1997 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 45th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The National Party, led by Jim Bolger, in coalition with New Zealand First, led by Winston Peters.

Parliamentary leaders[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 8 February: Stephen Anderson, 24, shoots 11 people, killing 6 of them (including his wife and parents) at Raurimu.[2]
  • 16 July: List MP Alamein Kopu resigns from the Alliance Party but remains a member of parliament. This causes controversy because Kopu has signed contracts with the party that she would resign from Parliament should she leave the party.[3]
  • 10 September: Parliament's privileges committee finds that Alamein Kopu is entitled to remain an independent MP.
  • Argentina reopens its embassy in Wellington (closed since 1982).[4]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1997 in art, 1997 in literature, Category:1997 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[5][6]

  • Album of the Year: Strawpeople - Vicarious
  • Single of the Year: DLT Featuring Che Fu - Chains
    • Bic Runga
    • Garageland
    • Strawpeople
    • The Mutton Birds
  • Best Male Vocalist: Che Fu - Chains
    • Jeremy Eade (Garageland)
    • Jon Toogood (Shihad)
  • Best Female Vocalist: Bic Runga
    • Emma Paki
    • Fiona McDonald (Strawpeople)
  • Best Group: Garageland
    • Shihad
    • The Mutton Birds
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Daniel Haimona (Dam Native)
    • Andrew Tilby (Breathe)
    • Ed Cake (Bressa Creeting Cake)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Lole Usoalii
    • Andrea Cook
    • Maryanne Antonuvich (D Faction)
  • Most Promising Group: Dam Native
    • Bike
    • Bressa Creeting Cake
    • Cinematic
  • International Achievement: OMC
    • Crowded House
    • Jane Campion
    • Peter Jackson
  • Best Video: Sigi Spath & Joe Lonie – if I Had My Way (Supergroove)
    • Kevin Sprig - La La Land (Shihad)
    • Jonathan King - Behold My Kool Style (Damn Native)
  • Best Producer: Malcolm Welsford / Karl Steven - Backspacer (Supergroove)
    • Alan Jansson - How Bizarre
    • Eddie Raynor - ENZSO
  • Best Engineer: Rick Huntington / Alan Jansson – How Bizarre (OMC)
    • Chris Van Der Geer (Strawpeople)
    • Malcolm Welsford - Backspacer (Supergroove)
  • Best Jazz Album: Bluetrain – No Free Lunch
    • Jazz in the Present Tense - Jazz in the Present Tense
    • Nairobi Trio - Shelf Life
  • Best Classical Album: the Nzso, Janos Furst, Michael Houston – Live : Tower Beethoven Festival
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Bartok String Quartet 1-5
    • Alexander Ivashin & Tama Vesmas - Sergie Prokofiev
  • Best Country Album: Coalrangers – Coast to Coast
    • Dennis Marsh - Out Of Nashville
    • Bartlett, Dugan, Vaughan - Together Again
  • Best Folk Album: Wild Geese – Betwixt Time and Place
    • Michael Scorey - Angel Station
    • Bob Bickerton - Music in the Glen
  • Best Gospel Album: Max Jacobson – Found
    • The Lands - Arbor Day
    • Evan Silva - Aint No Two Ways About It
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Emma Paki – Oxygen of Love
    • DLT - The True School
    • Dam Native - Behold My Kool Style
  • Best Mana Reo Album: St Josephs Maori Girls College - a Gift of Song
    • Te Kura Tuatahi Me Te Ropu Kapahaka O Ranana - Te Wainui A Rua
    • Turakina Maori Girls College - Mana Wahine
  • Best Childrens Album: Universal Childrens Audio - Waiata Karahere
    • Helen Willberg - Ranona Moemoea
    • Love To Sing Choir - Love My First Songbook
  • Best Polynesian Album: Annie CrummerSeventh Wave
    • Felise Mikaele -Se Taitau
    • The Five Stars - Samoa Ea
  • Best Songwriter: Dl Thompson, C Ness, A McNaughton, K Rangihuna – Chains (DLT Feat Che Fu)
    • Paul Casserley, Fiona McDonald, Greg Johnson - Boxers (Strawpeople)
    • Bic Runga - Bursting Through
  • Best Cover: Wayne Conway – ENZSO (ENZSO)
    • Jeremy Takacs, Karl & Jon - Shihad
    • Rick Huntington And Alan Jansson - How Bizarre (OMC)

See: 1997 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1997 in New Zealand television, 1997 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:1997 film awards, 1997 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1997 films

Internet[edit]

See: NZ Internet History

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Peter Buske wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:20:49 on 8 March in New Plymouth, while Terri-Lee Farr claims her first in the women's championship (2:55:20).

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Golf[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Netball[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

  • 25 April, New Zealand lost to Australia 22-34
  • 26 September, New Zealand defeated Australia 30-12

Rugby union[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • 1 January – Nora Crawford, police officer (born 1917)
  • 2 January – Keith Hay, construction company founder, politician, conservative activist (born 1917)
  • 10 January – John Rodgers, Roman Catholic bishop (born 1915)
  • 15 January – Ted Smith, rower (born 1922)
  • 26 March – Sir Norman Alexander, physics academic, university administrator (born 1907)

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • 8 October – Desmond Scott, fighter pilot (born 1918)
  • 11 October – Sidney Koreneff, French resistance worker, newspaper managing director, Anglican priest (born 1918)
  • 18 October
  • 31 October – Adrian Rodda, public servant (born 1911)
  • 16 November – Roy Sheffield, cricketer (born 1906)
  • 21 November – Stanley Dallas, radio technician and recording engineer (born 1926)
  • 27 November – Jim Kershaw, association football player (born 1906)
  • 6 December – Eva Rickard, Māori land and women's rights activist (born 1925)
  • 10 December – Ted Coubray, filmmaker (born 1900)

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1997 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ CNN report on Raurimu massacre
  3. ^ Privileges committee report on the Kopu case
  4. ^ "New Zealand and Argentina". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Awards 1997". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "1997 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/lost-valley-the
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

External links[edit]

Media related to 1997 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons