1994 in New Zealand

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1994 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,648,200[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1993: 50,400 (1.40%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 97.2

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 44th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The National Party, led by Jim Bolger.

Opposition leaders[edit]

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

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1994 in art, 1994 in literature, Category:1994 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

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

  • Album of the Year: Straitjacket Fits – Blow
    • Strawpeople – World Service
    • The 3Ds – Venus Trail
  • Single of the Year: Headless Chickens – Juice / Chopper
    • Strawpeople – Love Explodes
    • Straitjacket Fits – Cat Inna Can
  • Best Male Vocalist: Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits)
    • Jon Toogood (Shihad)
    • Chris Matthews
  • Best Female Vocalist: Fiona McDonald (Headless Chickens)
    • Annie Crummer
    • Shona Laing
  • Best Group: Headless Chickens
    • Strawpeople
    • Straitjacket Fits
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Matty J (Matty J and the Soul Syndicate)
    • Michael Gregg & Brendan Gregg
    • Jason Ioasa
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Emma Paki
    • Jan Preston
    • Rima Te Wiata
  • Most Promising Group: Urban Disturbance
    • Holy Toledos
    • 3Ds
  • International Achievement: Crowded House
    • Straitjacket Fits
    • Headless Chickens
  • Best Video: Matt Noonan / Josh Frizzell – System Virtue (Emma Paki)
    • Fane Flaws – The Beautiful Things (Front Lawn)
    • Johnny Ogilvie – Mr Moon (Headless Chickens)
  • Best Producer: Strawpeople – World Service
    • Stuart Pearce – Pacifico (Kantuta)
    • Jaz Coleman – Churn (Shihad)
  • Best Engineer: Malcolm WelsfordChurn (Shihad)
    • Malcolm Wellsford – You Gotta Know (Supergroove)
    • Graeme Myhre – Travellin' On (Midge Marsden)
  • Best Jazz Album: Freebass – Raw
    • Bluespeak – Late Last Night
    • Nairobi Trio – Through The Clouds
  • Best Classical Album: Dame Malvina Major – Casta Diva
    • NZ Symphony Orchestra – The Three Symphonies/ Douglas Lilburn
    • Tamas Vesmas – Eastern European Piano Music
  • Best Country Album: Al Hunter – The Singer
    • The Warratahs – Big Sky
    • Patsy Riggir – My Little Corner of the World
  • Best Folk Album: Steve McDonald – Sons Of Somerled
    • Adam Bell – Summerland
    • Beverly Young – It's Then I Wish
  • Best Gospel Album: Stephen Bell-Booth – Undivided
    • Woodford House Chapel Choir – Celebration
    • Monica O'Hagan – His Love
    • Andrew & Saskia Smith – The Gemcutter
  • Polynesian Album of the Year: Pasifik MX – Manuiri
    • Andre Tapena – It's Raro
    • Mana – Mana
  • Best Songwriter: Emma Paki – System Virtue
    • Stephen Bell-Booth – Undivided
    • Greg Johnson – Winter Song
  • Best Cover: Brett Graham – Te Rangatahi
    • Johnny Pain & Jonathan King – Drinking With Judas (Hallelujah Picassos)
    • Chris Knox – Duck Shaped Pain and Gum

See: 1994 in music

Radio and Television[edit]

  • TV 2 begins 24-hour/7-day programming.[5]
  • Newstalk ZB begins broadcasting nationwide.
  • The Classic Hits brand is rolled out nationwide when heritage stations operated by Radio New Zealand are rebranded as Classic Hits originally retaining local programming.

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

Film[edit]

See: Category:1994 film awards, 1994 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1994 films

Internet[edit]

See: NZ Internet History

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Paul Smith wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:19:12 on 30 April in Rotorua, while Nyla Carroll claims her first in the women's championship (2:37:37).

Basketball[edit]

  • The NBL was won by Nelson

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Rugby Union World Cup, National Provincial Championship, Category:All Blacks, Bledisloe Cup, Tri Nations Series, Ranfurly Shield

Shooting[edit]

  • Ballinger Belt –
    • Andy Luckman (United Kingdom)
    • John Whiteman (Upper Hutt), sixth, top New Zealander[8]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • 9 October – Bill Fox, politician (born 1899)
  • 10 October – Nola Luxford, actor (born 1901)
  • 15 October – Avis Acres, artist, writer, illustrator, conservationist (born 1910)
  • 24 October – Sir Guy Powles, diplomat, Ombudsman (born 1905)
  • 26 October
  • 28 October – Jock Richardson, rugby union player (born 1899)
  • 29 October – Gordon Cochrane, pilot (born 1916)
  • 2 November – John Nimmo, cricketer (born 1910)
  • 22 November – Charles Upham, soldier (born 1908)
  • 6 December – Laura Ingram, community leader, local-body politician (born 1912)
  • 10 December – James Healy, geologist (born 1910)
  • 12 December – Frederick Turnovsky, manufacturer, entrepreneur, arts advocate (born 1916)
  • 16 December – Les Gandar, politician, diplomat (born 1919)
  • 24 December – Louise Sutherland, cyclist (born 1926)
  • 26 December – Sybil Lupp, mechanic, motor racing driving, garage proprietor (born 1916)
  • 27 December – Jimmy Kemp, cricketer (born 1918)

References[edit]

See also[edit]