1997 in New Zealand

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1997 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1997 in New Zealand.

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

The 45th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The National Party, led by Jim Bolger, in coalition with New Zealand First, led by Winston Peters.

Parliamentary leaders

Main centre leaders

Events

  • 8 February: Stephen Anderson, 24, shoots 11 people, killing 6 of them (including his wife and parents) at Raurimu.[2]
  • 16 July: List MP Alamein Kopu resigns from the Alliance Party but remains a member of parliament. This causes controversy because Kopu has signed contracts with the party that she would resign from Parliament should she leave the party.[3]
  • 10 September: Parliament's privileges committee finds that Alamein Kopu is entitled to remain an independent MP.
  • Argentina reopens its embassy in Wellington (closed since 1982).[4]

Arts and literature

See 1997 in art, 1997 in literature, Category:1997 books

Music

New Zealand Music Awards

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[5][6]

  • Album of the Year: Strawpeople - Vicarious
    • Emma Paki - Oxygen of Love
    • Garageland - Last Exit to Garageland
    • OMC
    • The Mutton Birds - Envy of Angels
  • Single of the Year: DLT Featuring Che Fu - Chains
    • Bic Runga - Bursting Through
    • Garageland
    • Strawpeople - Taller Than God
    • The Mutton Birds
  • Best Male Vocalist: Che Fu - Chains
    • Jeremy Eade (Garageland)
    • Jon Toogood (Shihad)
  • Best Female Vocalist: Bic Runga
    • Emma Paki
    • Fiona McDonald (Strawpeople)
  • Best Group: Garageland
    • Shihad
    • The Mutton Birds
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Daniel Haimona (Dam Native)
    • Andrew Tilby (Breathe)
    • Ed Cake (Bressa Creeting Cake)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Lole Usoalii
    • Andrea Cook
    • Maryanne Antonuvich (D Faction)
  • Most Promising Group: Dam Native
    • Bike
    • Bressa Creeting Cake
    • Cinematic
  • International Achievement: OMC
    • Crowded House
    • Jane Campion
    • Peter Jackson
  • Best Video: Sigi Spath & Joe Lonie – if I Had My Way (Supergroove)
    • Kevin Sprig - La La Land (Shihad)
    • Jonathan King - Behold My Kool Style (Damn Native)
  • Best Producer: Malcolm Welsford / Karl Steven - Backspacer (Supergroove)
    • Alan Jansson - How Bizarre
    • Eddie Raynor - ENZSO
  • Best Engineer: Rick Huntington / Alan Jansson – How Bizarre (OMC)
    • Chris Van Der Geer (Strawpeople)
    • Malcolm Welsford - Backspacer (Supergroove)
  • Best Jazz Album: Bluetrain – No Free Lunch
    • Jazz in the Present Tense - Jazz in the Present Tense
    • Nairobi Trio - Shelf Life
  • Best Classical Album: the Nzso, Janos Furst, Michael Houston – Live : Tower Beethoven Festival
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Bartok String Quartet 1-5
    • Alexander Ivashin & Tama Vesmas - Sergie Prokofiev
  • Best Country Album: Coalrangers – Coast to Coast
    • Dennis Marsh - Out Of Nashville
    • Bartlett, Dugan, Vaughan - Together Again
  • Best Folk Album: Wild Geese – Betwixt Time and Place
    • Michael Scorey - Angel Station
    • Bob Bickerton - Music in the Glen
  • Best Gospel Album: Max Jacobson – Found
    • The Lands - Arbor Day
    • Evan Silva - Aint No Two Ways About It
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Emma Paki – Oxygen of Love
    • DLT - The True School
    • Dam Native - Behold My Kool Style
  • Best Mana Reo Album: St Josephs Maori Girls College - a Gift of Song
    • Te Kura Tuatahi Me Te Ropu Kapahaka O Ranana - Te Wainui A Rua
    • Turakina Maori Girls College - Mana Wahine
  • Best Childrens Album: Universal Childrens Audio - Waiata Karahere
    • Helen Willberg - Ranona Moemoea
    • Love To Sing Choir - Love My First Songbook
  • Best Polynesian Album: Annie CrummerSeventh Wave
    • Felise Mikaele -Se Taitau
    • The Five Stars - Samoa Ea
  • Best Songwriter: Dl Thompson, C Ness, A McNaughton, K Rangihuna – Chains (DLT Feat Che Fu)
    • Paul Casserley, Fiona McDonald, Greg Johnson - Boxers (Strawpeople)
    • Bic Runga - Bursting Through
  • Best Cover: Wayne Conway – ENZSO (ENZSO)
    • Jeremy Takacs, Karl & Jon - Shihad
    • Rick Huntington And Alan Jansson - How Bizarre (OMC)

See: 1997 in music

Performing arts

Radio and television

See: 1997 in New Zealand television, 1997 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:1997 film awards, 1997 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1997 films

Internet

See: NZ Internet History

Sport

Athletics

Basketball

Cricket

Golf

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Netball

Rugby league

  • The Auckland Warriors competed in the breakaway Super League and finished 7th out of 10 teams.
  • Waikato won the Super League Challenge Cup, defeating Canterbury 34-18 in the final. Waikato also won the Rugby League Cup.
  • 25 April, New Zealand lost to Australia 22-34
  • 26 September, New Zealand defeated Australia 30-12

Rugby union

Shooting

Soccer

Births

January–June

July–December

Non-human births

  • 23 March – Sirocco, kākāpō
  • 27 September – Hail, thoroughbred racehorse
  • 16 November – Ethereal, thoroughbred racehorse

Deaths

January–March

  • 1 January – Nora Crawford, police officer (born 1917)
  • 2 January – Keith Hay, construction company founder, politician, conservative activist (born 1917)
  • 10 January – John Rodgers, Roman Catholic bishop (born 1915)
  • 15 January – Ted Smith, rower (born 1922)
  • 29 January – Sir Clifford Richmond, jurist (born 1914)
  • 2 February – Ray Dalton, rugby union player (born 1919)
  • 26 March – Sir Norman Alexander, physics academic, university administrator (born 1907)

April–June

July–September

October–December

  • 8 October – Desmond Scott, fighter pilot (born 1918)
  • 11 October – Sidney Koreneff, French resistance worker, newspaper managing director, Anglican priest (born 1918)
  • 18 October
  • 31 October – Adrian Rodda, public servant (born 1911)
  • 16 November – Roy Sheffield, cricketer (born 1906)
  • 21 November – Stanley Dallas, radio technician and recording engineer (born 1926)
  • 27 November – Jim Kershaw, association football player (born 1906)
  • 6 December – Eva Rickard, Māori land and women's rights activist (born 1925)
  • 10 December – Ted Coubray, filmmaker (born 1900)

See also

For world events and topics in 1997 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1997

References

  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ CNN report on Raurimu massacre
  3. ^ Privileges committee report on the Kopu case Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "New Zealand and Argentina". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Awards 1997". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  6. ^ "1997 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/lost-valley-the
  8. ^ http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/page/beatrice-faumuina-wins-athletics-world-championship-gold
  9. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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