1999 in New Zealand

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1999 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 45th New Zealand Parliament continued. until the General election, held 27 November. The governing National Party was defeated. The Labour Party, led by Helen Clark, in coalition with Alliance, led by Jim Anderton, formed the new government.

Opposition leaders[edit]

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

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

  • Michael King and Paula Boock win the Robert Burns Fellowship.
  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards:
    • Montana Medal: Heather Nicholson, The Loving Stitch: A history of knitting and spinning in New Zealand
    • Deutz Medal: Elizabeth Knox, The Vintner's Luck
    • Reader's Choice: Elizabeth Knox, The Vintner's Luck
    • First Book Awards
      • Fiction: Willian Brandt, Alpha Male
      • Poetry: Kate Camp, Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars
      • Non-Fiction: Helen Schamroth, 100 New Zealand Craft Artists

See 1999 in art, 1999 in literature, Category:1999 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[3][4]

  • Album of the Year: The Feelers - Supersystem
    • Che Fu - 2b S Pacific
    • Neil Finn - Try Whistling This
  • Single of the Year: Che Fu - Scene III
    • The Feelers - Venus
    • Ardijah - Love So Right
  • Top Male Vocalist: Neil Finn
  • Top Female Vocalist: Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah)
    • Sulata Foai (Te Vaka)
    • Alesha Siosiua (Urban Pacifika)
  • Top Group: The Feelers
    • Ardijah
    • Shihad
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Andrew Tilby (Breathe)
    • King Kapisi
    • Nathan King (Zed)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Boh Runga (Stellar*)
    • Liz Faalogo (NV)
    • Sina Saipaia
  • Most Promising Group: Stellar*
    • Breathe
    • Zed
  • International Achievement: Bic Runga
    • Neill Finn
    • The Feelers
  • Best Music Video: Reuben Sutherland Wait & See (Shihad)
    • Sima & Makerita Urale- Sub Cranium Feeling (King Kapisi)
    • Mark Tierney & Fiona Champtloup - Unlikely (NV)
  • Best Producer: Malcolm Welsford & The Feelers - Supersystem
    • Eddie Raynor - ENZSO 2
    • Che Fu & Andy Morton - 2b Spacific (Che Fu)
  • Best Engineer: Andy Morton - 2BS Pacific (Che Fu)
    • Sam Gibson - Try Whistling This (Neil Finn)
    • Malcolm Welsford - Supersystem (The Feelers)
  • Best Jazz Album: Chris White / Aaron Nevezie Quartet - Take Me With You
    • Wil Sargisson - Steppin'Out
    • Rodger Fox Quartet - Back To Being One
  • Best Classical Album: Alexander Ivashkin - Under The Southern Cross
    • Tamas Vesmas - Debussy, Bartok Piano Music
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Bartok The Six Quartets
  • Best Country Album: Barry Saunders - Magnetic South
    • Glen Moffat - A Place To Play
    • Home Tonight - Coalrangers
  • Best Folk Album: Windy City Strugglers - On Top of the World
    • Gallowglass - Sparven
    • Philip Riley & Jayne Elleson - The Blessing Tree
  • Best Gospel Album: Parachute Band - Always & Forever
    • Debbie Harwood and Friends - Angels - The New Zealand Christmas Album
    • Steve Apirana - It's Inevitable
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Moana and the Moa Hunters - Rua
    • Hori Chapman - Toku Reo
    • Waihirere Maori Club - Waihirere -National Champions
    • Ngati Rangiwewehi - Wairua -Spirit Of Ngati Rangiwewehi
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Traditional Waiata - He Waiata Onemata (Songs From the Past)
    • Ngati Rangiwewehi - Wairua -Spirit of Ngati Rangiwewehi
    • Moana & The Moahunters - Rua
    • Waihirere Maori Club - Waihirere National Champions
  • Best Children's Album: Jennifer Moss - Jennifer's Garden
    • David LaPlance - A Hand Full Of Songs
    • Universal Children's Audio - Kori Kori / Busi Bodies / Lue Lue Mai
    • Tessarose Productions - Dancing to the Beat Volume 2
  • Best Songwriter: James Reid - Venus (The Feelers)
  • Best Cover: Elroy Finn - Try Whistling This (Neil Finn)
    • Marcus Ringrose - Supersystem (The Feelers)
    • Mark Roach & Andrew Durno - HLAH IV: Are You Gonna Kiss It Or Shoot It? (HLAH)
  • New Zealand Radio Programmer Award: Melanie Wise - Q92FM Queenstown
    • Tony Neilsen -Radio Otago Group
    • Jo Hampton - NRG FM
    • Robert Taylor - Radio Hauraki

See: 1999 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 1999 in New Zealand television, 1999 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:1999 film awards, 1999 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1999 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]

  • Phil Costley wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:17:43 on 24 October in Auckland, while Gabrielle O'Rourke claims her second as well in the women's championship (2:38:47).

Basketball[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team

  • 1999 Cricket World Cup held in England: New Zealand finished third in its pool and fourth in the super-six round before being beaten by Pakistan in the first semifinal.
  • The Shell Trophy for 1998-99 was won by Canterbury, with Northern Districts runners-up.

Golf[edit]

New Zealand Open Category:New Zealand golfers

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Netball[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand,

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 27 September – Lucky Owners, thoroughbred racehorse
  • 9 November – St Reims, thoroughbred racehorse
  • 19 December – Elsu, standardbred rachehorse
  • 31 December – Reid Walker, actor

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1999 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ "Local Newspapers". Hastings District Libraries. 
  3. ^ "Awards 1988". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "1999 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  5. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

External links[edit]

Media related to 1999 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons