1984 in New Zealand
- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 References
- 9 See also
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,293,000
- Increase since 31 December 1983: 28,200 (0.86%)
- Males per 100 Females: 98.3
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand
- Governor-General - The Hon Sir David Beattie GCMG GCVO QSO QC.
- Speaker of the House - Richard Harrison then Basil Arthur
- Prime Minister - Robert Muldoon then David Lange
- Deputy Prime Minister - Duncan MacIntyre then Jim McLay then Geoffrey Palmer
- Minister of Finance - Robert Muldoon then Roger Douglas
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Warren Cooper then David Lange
- Leader of the Opposition - David Lange (Labour) until 26 July, then Robert Muldoon (National) until 29 November, then Jim McLay.
- Social Credit Party - Bruce Beetham until 26 July, then not represented in Parliament.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Catherine Tizard
- Mayor of Hamilton - Ross Jansen
- Mayor of Wellington - Ian Lawrence
- Mayor of Christchurch - Hamish Hay
- Mayor of Dunedin - Cliff Skeggs
- 27 January – A state of emergency is declared in Southland as record rainfall causes flooding which forces the evacuation of 4000 people and leaves damage totalling $55 million.
- 6 February – Te Hikoi ki Waitangi march disrupts Waitangi Day celebrations.
- 27 March – A suitcase bomb explodes at the Wellington Trades Hall, killing the caretaker, Ernie Abbott. No arrest has been made, see Terrorism in New Zealand.
- 24 June – New Zealand's first IVF-conceived baby, Amelia Bell, is born at Auckland's National Women's Hospital.
- 14 July – New Zealand general election, 1984: The Labour Party, led by David Lange, wins 56 of the 95 seats in the House of Representatives. The Fourth Labour Government is formed, ending 9 years of National rule.
- 18 July – Government devalues New Zealand dollar by 20 percent. See New Zealand constitutional crisis, 1984.
- 20 August – New Zealand reestablishes diplomatic relations with Argentina at a consular level.
- New Zealand signs the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
- Auckland's population exceeds that of the South Island.
- The fifth Sweetwaters Music Festival is held in South Auckland.
Arts and literature
Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dance Exponents - Prayers be Answered
- The Mockers - Swear It's True
- Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take The Country Out Of Me
- SINGLE OF THE YEAR The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul
- TOP MALE VOCALIST Jordan Luck (Dance Exponents)
- Andy Dickson (The Narcs)
- Andrew Fagan (The Mockers)
- TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Patsy Riggir
- Jodi Vaughan
- Suzanne Prentice
- TOP GROUP Dance Exponents
- The Mockers
- Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius Prime
- MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Martin Phillips (The Chills)
- Ross McKenzie (The Idles)
- Wayne Gillespie
- MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Meryl Yvonne
- Janice Lampen
- Sharon Dubont
- MOST PROMISING GROUP The Chills
- Jive Bombers
- You're A Movie
- BEST JAZZ ALBUM Brian Smith Quartet - Southern Excursio
- Ken Avery/ Darktown Strutters - Jazz The Way It Used to Be
- Rodger Fox - Something Juicy
- BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take the Country Out Of Me
- Suzanne Prentice - So Precious To Me
- Jodi Vaughn - Rodeo Eyes
- BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM NZSO & Others – Music By Larry Pruden
- Michael Houston - Michael Houston
- Schola Musica - NZ Music For Strings
- BEST POLYNESIAN ALBUM Patea Maori Club & Dalvanius Prime - Aku Raukura
- The Five Stars - Musika Malie (Good Music)
- Rosalio - Samoan Serenade
- BEST FOLK ALBUM Phil Garland - Springtime in the Mountains
- Michael Warmuth - Hammered Duclimer
- Wayne Gillespie - Wayward Son
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Dave MCartney - You Took Me Heart & Soul
- Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - Swear It's True
- Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - You Fascinate
- ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Graham Myhre - You Took Me Heart & Soul
- Graham Myhre/ Gyn Tucker Jnr - Caught in the Act
- Glyn Tucker Jnr - You Fascinate
- BEST COVER DESIGN Joe Wylie - Aku Raukura (Patea Maori Club)
- Murray Vincent - Music By Larry Purden
- Mike Hutton - Vocal at the Local
- BEST MUSIC VIDEO Bruce Morrison - I'm in Heaven
- William Keddell - Elephunk in My Soup
- Tom Parkinson - I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue) (Dance Exponents)
- BEST FILM SOUNDTRACK Jenny Mcleod - The Silent One
- Mike Nock - Strata
- John Charles/ Dave Fraser - Constance
- INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Tim Finn
- OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Eldred Stebbing - (For his Lifelong Contribution to the Recording Arts in New Zealand)
- Jacqui Fitzgerald
- Peter Blake & TVNZ
- MOST POPULAR SONG The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul
See: 1984 in music
Radio and television
See: 1984 in New Zealand television, 1984 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand
- Barry Thompson wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:19:03 on 25 March in Wanganui, while Mary Belsey does the same in the women's championship (2:41:39).
- NBL won by Wellington.
- Ballinger Belt – Peter Cromwell (Cheltenham)
- New Zealand National Soccer League won by Gisborne City
- The Chatham Cup is won by Manurewa who beat Gisborne City 2—1 in the final.
- 27 January: Vince Mellars, rugby league player.
- 14 February: Jared Wrennall, musician.
- 17 February: Timothy Gudsell, cyclist.
- 21 February: Andrew Ellis, rugby union player.
- 25 February: Paul Vodanovich, soccer player.
- 8 March: Ross Taylor, cricketer.
- 16 March: Hosea Gear, rugby union player.
- 25 March: Liam Messam, rugby union and rugby sevens player.
- 2 April: Meryl Cassie, actor.
- 6 April: Stacey Carr, field hockey player.
- 20 April: Fraser Anderson, rugby league player.
- 28 May: Beth Allen, actor.
- 2 June: Jack Afamasaga, rugby league player.
- 6 June: Antonia Prebble, actor.
- 7 June: Jennyfer Jewell, actor.
- 20 June: Jarrod Smith, soccer player.
- 27 June: Emma Lahana, actor.
- 28 June: Evarn Tuimavave, rugby league player.
- 14 July: Fleur Saville, actor.
- 6 August: Jesse Ryder, cricketer.
- 12 September: Ben Townley, motocrosser.
- 6 October: Valerie Adams, athlete, Olympic gold medallist (2008 Beijing and 2012 London)
- 23 November: Jerome Ropati, rugby league player.
- 14 December: Keshia Paulse, singer.
- Vicki Lin, television proesenter.
- 6 March: Ian Cromb, cricketer
- 20 March: Robin Tait, discus thrower
- 28 April: Sylvia Ashton-Warner, writer and educator
- 13 June: Ken Armstrong, soccer player
- 15 June: Tom Heeney, boxer
- 26 November: Eliot V. Elliott, trade unionist
- Dean Goffin, composer
- Lois White, painter
- Guthrie Wilson, novelist and teacher (in Sydney)
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Chisholm, Donna (June 2009). "Exclusive interview: NZ's first test tube baby turns 25". North & South: 36–47. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Daily Reporter, Iowa, 18 July 1984, pg 3
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- "Awards 1984". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com