2003 in New Zealand

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2003 in New Zealand
Decades:

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 47th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was a coalition between Labour and the small Progressive party with United Future supporting supply votes.

Opposition leaders[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Awards[edit]

New Zealand Book Awards[edit]

  • Readers' Choice: Playing God Glenn Colquhoun
  • Non-fiction: Wine Atlas of New Zealand Michael Cooper
  • Fiction: The Shag Incident Stephanie Johnson
  • Poetry: Playing God Glenn Colquhoun
  • History: No idle rich: The Wealthy in Canterbury & Otago 1840-1914 Jim McAloon
  • Lifestyle and contemporary culture: Wine Atlas of New Zealand Michael Cooper
  • Biography: A sort of conscience: The Wakefields Philip Temple
  • Illustrative: Len Castle: Potter Nancy Pel and Len Castle
  • Reference & Anthology: Spirit in a strange land: A Selection of New Zealand spiritual verse edited by Paul Morris, Harry Ricketts and Mike Grimshaw
  • Environment* Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail Geoff Chapple

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

A number of new categories were introduced this year: 'Highest Selling NZ Album', 'Highest Selling NZ Single', 'Best Pacific Island Album' (its predecessor 'Best Polynesian Album' last presented in 1997), and 'Best Roots Music Album'. 'Best R&B/ Hip Hop Album' was renamed 'Best Urban Album'. Two categories were retired 'Best Children's Album', and 'Best Compilation'. This year was also the first to feature a Lifetime Achievement Award.[3]

  • Album of the Year: The Datsuns – The Datsuns
    • Pacifier - Pacifier
    • Goldenhorse - Riverhead
    • Bic Runga - Beautiful Collision
    • Nesian Mystik - Polysaturated
  • Single of the Year: Goodshirt - Sophie
    • Che Fu - Misty Frequencies
    • Bic Runga - Get Some Sleep
    • Anika Moa - Falling in Love Again
    • Nesian Mystik - It's On
  • Top Group: The Datsuns – The Datsuns
    • Goodshirt - Sophie
    • Nesian Mystik - Polysaturated
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year: The Datsuns – The Datsuns
    • Goldenhorse - Riverhead
    • Blindspott - Blindspott
  • Best Male Vocalist: Che Fu – Misty Frequencies
    • Jon Toogood- Pacifier (Pacifier)
    • Te Awanui Pine Reeder (Nesian Mystik) - For The People
  • Best Female Vocalist: Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision
    • Anika Moa - Falling in Love Again
    • Kirsten Morrell - Riverhead (Goldenhorse)
  • Best Solo Artist (new category): Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision
    • Anika Moa - Falling in Love Again
    • Carly Binding - Alright With Me
  • Best Urban Album: Nesian Mystik – Polysaturated
    • P Money - Big Things
    • Deceptikonz - Elimination
  • Best Folk Album: not awarded
  • Best Music Video: Joe Lonie - Sophie (Goodshirt)
    • Che Fu - Misty Frequencies
    • Chris Graham / Bic Runga - Something Good (Bic Runga)
  • Outstanding International Achievement: The Datsuns
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Ngahiwi Apanui – E Tau Nei
    • Hareruia Aperama - Waiata Of Bob Marley Vol 2
    • Adam Whauwhau - He Hua O Roto
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Upper Hutt Posse – Te Reo Maori Remixes
    • Soul Paua - Pohewa
    • Mahinarangi Tocker - Hei Ha
    • Brother J - Be Bop A Nui
  • Highest Selling NZ Album (new category): Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision
  • Highest Selling NZ Single (new category): Katchafire – Giddy Up
  • Producer of the Year: Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision
    • P Money - Big Things (P Money)
    • Geoffrey Maddock - Riverhead (Goldenhorse)
  • Engineer of the Year: Clint Murphy And Dave Rhodes – Blindspott
    • Jeremy Greor - Carbon (50HZ)
    • Barbara Griffin - Love Not War (Annie Crummer)
    • Simon Holloway & Shane Mason - K'Lee (K'Lee)
  • Best Dance Album: Salmonella Dub – Outside The Dubplates
    • Rhombus -Bass Player
    • Subware - Subware
  • Best Country Album: not awarded
  • Best Jazz Album: Kevin Clark – Once Upon A Song I Flew
    • Twinset - It's A Summer Feeling
    • Matt Penman - The Unquiet
  • Best Gospel Album: not awarded
  • Best Pacific Island Album (new category): Pacific Soul – Pacific Soul
    • Jamoa Jam - Tama Mai Le Pasifika
    • Lapi Mariner - Just Me
  • Best Roots Music Album (new category): Trinity Roots – True
    • Te Vaka - Nukukehe
    • Darren Watson - King Size
  • Best Classical Album: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Douglas Lilburn: The Three Symphonies
    • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra -Simon Boccanegra -Giuseppe V
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Beethoven Rasumovsky Quartet
  • Songwriter of the Year: Goodshirt - Sophie
    • Che Fu - Misty Frequencies
    • Nesian Mystik - It's On
  • Best Cover Design: Campbell Hooper-Johnson - 'Flock: The Best Of The Mutton Birds
    • Damian Alexander - Blindspott (Blindspott)
    • Spencer Levine - Trade Secrets (Dubious Brothers)
  • New Zealand Radio Programmer of the Year: Andi Dawkins - More FM Christchurch
    • Andrew Szusterman - Channel Z
    • John Budge - Classic Hits
    • Manu Taylor - Mai FM
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (new category): Dylan Taite

Performing arts[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 3 October: TV4 is replaced by C4.

Film[edit]

Internet[edit]

See: NZ Internet History

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Todd Stevens wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:30:09 on 3 May in Rotorua, while Maree Turner claims her first in the women's championship (2:55:40).

Basketball[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Netball[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • 11 October – Auckland defeat Canterbury to win the Ranfurly Shield, ending Canterbury's run of 23 defences.
  • 11 October – New Zealand beat Italy (70–7) in pool D of the Rugby World Cup
  • 17 October – New Zealand beat Canada (68–6) in pool D of the Rugby World Cup
  • 24 October – New Zealand beat Tonga (91–7) in pool D of the Rugby World Cup
  • 2 November – New Zealand beat Wales (53–37) in pool D of the Rugby World Cup, finishing top of pool D
  • 8 November – New Zealand beat South Africa (29–9) in the first quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup
  • 15 November – New Zealand lose to Australia (10–22) in the first semi-final of the Rugby World Cup
  • 20 November – Playoff: (Loser SF1 v Loser SF2) New Zealand beat France (40–13) to take 3rd place in the Rugby World Cup

Rugby league[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt –
    • Ian Shaw (United Kingdom)
    • Ross Geange (Masterton), fourth, top New Zealander[7]

Soccer[edit]

Yachting[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • 6 January – Hirini Melbourne, composer, singer, writer and academic (born 1949)
  • 7 January – Charisma, eventing horse (foaled 1972)
  • 8 January – Mac Price, diplomat (born 1948)
  • 22 January – Dylan Taite, drummer, rock music journalist (born 1937)
  • 13 February – Bright Williams, last surviving New Zealand-born veteran of World War I (born 1897)
  • 22 February – Sir Frank Callaway, music educator and administrator (born 1919)
  • 7 March – Sid Scales, cartoonist (born 1916)
  • 27 March – Edwin Carr, composer (born 1926)

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ "New Zealand is home to 3 million people and 60 million sheep - Population Mythbusters". Statistics New Zealand. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "2003 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand Trotting Cup (Group 1)". Harness Racing New Zealand. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Auckland Cup (Group 1)". Harness Racing New Zealand. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand Free-For-All (Group 1)". Harness Racing New Zealand. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com[dead link]

External links[edit]

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