1977 in New Zealand

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1977 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,166,400[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1976: 3000 (0.09%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.4


Regal and viceregal[edit]


1977 was the second full year of the 38th Parliament. The Third National Government was in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1977 in art, 1977 in literature, Category:1977 books


The New Zealand Music Awards were not held this year.

See: 1977 in music

Radio and television[edit]

  • April: Fair Go airs for the first time.
  • June: Wellington's Radio Active 89FM first hits the airwaves
  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Current Affairs: 'News at Ten
    • Best Documentary Series: Black Future
    • Best Light Entertainment: Blerta
    • Best Play: The God Boy
    • Best Drama: Moynihan
    • Best Speciality: Country Calendar
    • Best Actor: Ian Mune in Winners and Losers and Moynihan
    • Best Actress: Judy Douglas in The God Boy
    • Best Script: The God Boy
    • Best Personality: Roger Gascoigne

Performing arts[edit]


See: 1977 in New Zealand television, 1977 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1977 film awards, 1977 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1977 films



  • Terry Manners wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:20:40 in Hawera.

Association football[edit]


Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]


Category:1977 births.


  • 18 February: Ron Jarden, rugby player.
  • 7 June (in England): Sir Rex Nan Kivell, art collector.
  • 24 December: Sir Roy Jack, politician and 16th Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Category:1977 deaths

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to 1977 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons