1989 in New Zealand

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1989 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1989 in New Zealand.

Population

  • 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

Regal and viceregal

Government

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

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

Arts and literature

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

Music

New Zealand Music Awards

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[10]

  • 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

Radio and television

  • 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.[11]

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 shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

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

Sport

Athletics

Horse racing

Harness racing

Shooting

  • Ballinger Belt – Ken Meade (Petone)[14]

Soccer

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Exact date unknown

Deaths

January–March

  • 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

July–September

October–December

  • 1 October – David Penman, Anglican archbishop (born 1936)
  • 2 October – Bert Grenside, rugby union player (born 1899)
  • 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, teacher, 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

References

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Reserve Bank Act, 1989". New Zealand Law online. 1989.
  5. ^ "Maori Fisheries Act, 1989". New Zealand Law online. 1989.
  6. ^ "Sale of Liquor Act, 1989". New Zealand Law online. 1989.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Garner, Theresa (9 April 1999). "Friendships born out of tragedy". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  9. ^ Winder, Virginia (2003). "June Litman's Literary Legacy". Puke Ariki. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  10. ^ "Awards 1989". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  11. ^ http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz/pdf/tvnz_timeline.pdf
  12. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  13. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine

External links

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