2001 in New Zealand

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2001 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 2001 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 46th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The Labour Party led by Helen Clark, in coalition with Alliance, led by Jim Anderton.

Opposition leaders[edit]

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

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • New Zealand establishes an embassy in Brasília, Brazil.[3]













Arts and literature[edit]

See 2001 in art, 2001 in literature, Category:2001 books


New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Two original categories were retired 'Most Promising Male Vocalist' and 'Most Promising Female Vocalist' and the 'Film Soundtrack/Cast Recording/Compilation' category introduced the year before was reduced to be compilations only.[4] Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[5]

  • Album of the Year: Zed - Silencer
  • Single of the Year: Fur Patrol - Lydia
    • Eye TV - "One Day Ahead"
    • Shihad - Pacifier
    • Tadpole - Alright
    • Zed - Renegade Fighter
  • Top Group: Zed - Silencer
    • Tadpole - The Buddhafinger
    • Shihad - Pacifier
  • Best New Act: Betchadupa
    • Splitter
    • Dan Sperber & Luke Casey
  • Top Male Vocalist: Nathan King (Zed)
    • Jon Toogood (Shihad)
    • Dave Dobbyn
  • Top Female Vocalist: Julia Deans (Fur Patrol)
    • Renee Brennan (Tadpole)
    • Libby Huirua
  • Best Folk Album: Lothlorien - Greenwood Side
    • Run The Cutter - Passing Time
    • The Jews Brothers Band - My Yiddish Swing
  • Best Jazz Album: The Rodger Fox Big Band - Ain't That The Truth
    • Erna Ferry - Devil May Care
    • Chris Mason Bentley Group - Karakia
  • Best Classical Album: Strike – New Zealand Percussion Music
    • Michael Houston - Elusive Dreams: NZ Piano Music
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Gareth Farr: Owhiro
  • Best Country Album: no award
  • Best Gospel Album: The Parachute Band - Love
    • Solace - Solace
    • Invasion Band - Nga Mea Katoa
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Wai – Wai 100%
    • Ruia & Ranea - Whare Maori
    • Big Belly Woman - Dance with the Wind
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Whirimako Black -Shrouded in The Mist / Hinepukohurangi
    • Ruia & Ranea - Whare Maori
    • Wai - Wai 100%
  • Best Children's Album: Liam Ryan & Carol Storey – The Present
    • Kids Music Company Singers - On A High Note
    • John Phillips - The Lost Property Box
  • Best Compilation: Strawpeople - The Best Of 1990-2000
    • HLAH - Blood on the Honky Tonk Floor
    • Various - Algorhythm 2
  • Best Songwriter: Julia Deans – Lydia (Fur Patrol)
    • Aaron Takona - Calling On (Weta)

Nathan King - Renegade Fighter (Zed)

  • Best Producer: Dave Long - Pet (Fur Patrol)
    • Malcolm Welsford - The Buddhafinger (Tadpole)
    • Paul Casserly & Joost Langeveld - No New Messages (Strawpeople)
  • Best Engineer: Sam Gibson - Betchadupa EP (Betchadupa)
    • Malcolm Welsford - The Buddhafinger (Tadpole)
    • Mike Gibson - Pet (Fur Patrol)
  • Best Video: Alex Sutherland & Michael Lonsdale - Touchdown (The Stereobus)
    • Greg Page - "One Day Ahead" (Eye TV)
    • Wade Shotter & Jamie Dower - Silent Film (Augustino)
  • Best Cover: Wayne Conway – Hopetown (Dave Dobbyn)
    • Monique Facon - The Buddhafinger (Tadpole)
    • Andrew B White & Jade Weaver - Pet (Fur Patrol)
  • New Zealand Radio Programmer Award: Rodger Clamp - More FM Auckland & Channel Z
    • Andi Dawkins - More FM Christchurch and Dunedin
    • Brad King - The Rock Network
  • Outstanding International Achievement: Shihad
    • Deep Obsession
    • Salmonella Dub

See: 2001 in music, New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 2001

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

See: 2001 in New Zealand television, 2001 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, TV3 (New Zealand), Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:2001 film awards, 2001 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:2001 films


See: NZ Internet History



  • Alastair Snowdon wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:22:12 on 3 June in Christchurch, while Anne Clarke claims her first as well in the women's championship (2:47:55).




Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]


Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • The Super 12 competition was won by the Brumbies, the first win by a non-NZ team. No NZ teams made the semifinals.
  • National Provincial Championship: Division 1, Canterbury, Division 2: Hawke's Bay, Division 3: South Canterbury
  • the Bledisloe Cup was won by Australia who won both games.
  • the Tri Nations Series was won by Australia, with two wins and a draw. New Zealand came second with two wins.
  • The Ranfurly Shield was held by Canterbury all season, with successful defences against Buller 69-3 (in Westport), Sth Canterbury 103-0 (in Timaru), Nelson Bays 67-10, Bay Of Plenty 72-3, Wellington 31-29, Taranaki 38-17, Auckland 38-10, Waikato 52-19


  • Ballinger Belt – Murray Steele (Malvern)[8]



Non-human births[edit]






See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  3. ^ nzembassy.com
  4. ^ "2001 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Awards 2001". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  6. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine