1989 in New Zealand

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1989 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,369,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1988: 24,600 (0.74%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 97.1

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 42nd New Zealand Parliament continued. The fourth Labour Party government was in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1989 in art, 1989 in literature, Category:1989 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[7]

  • Album of the Year: Margaret Urlich–Safety in Numbers
    • Fan Club - Respect The Beat
    • The Front Lawn - Songs from The Front Lawn
  • Single of the Year: Margaret Urlich - "Escaping"
  • Best Male Vocalist: Tim Finn
  • Best Female Vocalist: Margaret Urlich
    • Moana Jackson
    • Aishah
  • Best Group: When The Cat's Away
    • The Warratahs
    • The Fan Club
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Paul Ubana Jones
    • Greg Johnson
    • Darren Watson
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Janet Roddick
    • Belinda Bradley
    • Julie Collier
  • Most Promising Group: The Front Lawn
  • International Achievement: The Front Lawn
    • Kiri Te Kanawa
    • Straitjacket Fits
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry: Tony Vercoe
  • Best Video: Paul Middleditch / Polly Walker / Debbie Watson - I Feel Love (Fan Club)
    • Warrick (Waka) Attewell - St Peter's Rendezvous (Barry Saunders)
    • Tony Johns - She's A Mod/ Mod RAP (Double J and Twice the T)
  • Best Film Soundtrack / Compilation: The Front Lawn - Songs From The Front Lawn
    • Rahda and the Brats -Kid in the Middle
    • Various - This Is The Moment
  • Best Producer: Ian Morris - Nobody Else
    • Mike Chunn - All Wrapped Up
    • Ross McDermott/Annie Crummer - Melting Pot (When The Cat's Away)
  • Best Engineer: Nigel Stone/ Tim Farrant - Everything Will Be Alright
    • DC Bell - Please Say Something
    • Nick Morgan - Melting Pot
  • Best Jazz Album: No Award
  • Best Classical Album: Stanley Friedman - The Lyric Trumpet
    • Various Artists - Bold is Brass
    • Michael Houston - Scriabin/ Chopin
  • Best Folk Album: Paul Ubana Jones - Paul Ubana Jones
    • Phil Powers - The Light of the Lions Eye
    • Phil Garland - Wind in the Tussock
  • Best Gospel Album: Stephen Bell-Booth–Shelter
    • Guy Wishart - Another Day in Paradise
    • Steve Apirana - Steve Apirana
  • Best Polynesian Album: Howard Morrison - Tukua Ahau
    • Moana & The Moa Hunters - Pupurutia
    • Black Katz Trust - Ko Wai Ka Hua
  • Best Songwriter: Barry Saunders - St Peters Rendezvous
    • Tim Finn - Parihaka
    • Don McGlashan / Harry Sinclair - Andy
  • Best Cover: Polly Walker / Debbie Watson - Safety in Numbers (Margaret Urlich)
    • Gavin Blake - Workshop
    • Anthony Donaldson/ Cadre Communications- The Hills Are Alive

See: 1989 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

  • 3 April: Paul Holmes makes his first broadcast.
  • 1 July: The Broadcasting Act 1989 removes restriction of broadcasting. The public broadcasting fee of NZ$110 per annum is established.
  • 1 July: The Dunedin station is reduced to the Natural History Unit.
  • 2 October: TV2 introduces morning television by starting at 6.30am 7 days a week.
  • 27 November: TV3 begins broadcasting.[8]

See: 1989 in New Zealand television, 1989 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, TV3 (New Zealand), Category:New Zealand television programmes, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1989 film awards, 1989 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1989 films

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt – Ken Meade (Petone)[11]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Exact date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • 8 January – Giovanni Cataldo, fisherman, search & rescue organiser (born 1927)
  • 21 January – Tiny Leys, rugby union player (born 1907)
  • 22 January – Fred Ladd, aviator (born 1908)
  • 29 January – Seton Otway, racehorse owner and breeder (born 1894)
  • 2 February
  • 9 February – Bill Dalley, rugby union player and administrator (born 1901)
  • 15 February – Hōri Ngata, lexicographer, local-body politician (born 1919)
  • 20 February – Stuart Black, athlete (born 1908)
  • 24 February – Leila Hurle, educator, school inspector (born 1901)
  • 4 March
  • 7 March – Nevile Lodge, cartoonist (born 1918)
  • 8 March – Alf Budd, rugby union player (born 1922)

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • 1 October – David Penman, Anglican archbishop (born 1936)
  • 7 October
    • Keith Elliott, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1916)
    • Pat Twohill, actor and radio announcer (born 1915)
  • 11 October – Joe Procter, rugby union player (born 1906)
  • 14 October – Rodney Kennedy, artist, art critic, pacifist (born 1909)
  • 23 October – Howard Alloo, cricketer (born 1895)
  • 24 October – Eileen Soper, journalist, writer, Girl Guide commissioner (born 1900)
  • 26 October – Andrew Roberts, cricketer (born 1947)
  • 18 November – Pat Hond, police officer, educationalist, Taranaki Māori leader (born 1927)
  • 28 November
  • 30 November – Wiremu Heke, rugby union player (born 1894)
  • 2 December – Norman Davis, English language and literature academic (born 1913)
  • 8 December – Jack Rankin, rugby union player and coach (born 1914)
  • 9 December – Brett Austin, swimmer (born 1959)
  • 13 December – Peter de la Mare, physical organic chemist (born 1920)
  • 27 December – Ron Ulmer, track cyclist (born 1913)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Easton, Brian (23 February 2008). "Cheers to George Laking: 1912-2008". New Zealand Listener. 212 (3537). Archived from the original on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Garner, Theresa (9 April 1999). "Friendships born out of tragedy". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Winder, Virginia (2003). "June Litman's Literary Legacy". Puke Ariki. Retrieved 31 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Awards 1989". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  8. ^ http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz/pdf/tvnz_timeline.pdf
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

External links[edit]

Media related to 1989 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons