1999 in New Zealand

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1999 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1999 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal


The 45th New Zealand Parliament continued. until the General election, held 27 November for the 46th New Zealand Parliament starting 10 December. The governing National Party was defeated. The Labour Party, led by Helen Clark, in coalition with Alliance, led by Jim Anderton, formed the new government.

Opposition leaders

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

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1999 in art, 1999 in literature, Category:1999 books


New Zealand Music Awards

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

  • Album of the Year: The Feelers - Supersystem
    • Che Fu - 2b S Pacific
    • Neil Finn - Try Whistling This
  • Single of the Year: Che Fu - Scene III
    • The Feelers - Venus
    • Ardijah - Love So Right
  • Top Male Vocalist: Neil Finn
  • Top Female Vocalist: Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah)
    • Sulata Foai (Te Vaka)
    • Alesha Siosiua (Urban Pacifika)
  • Top Group: The Feelers
    • Ardijah
    • Shihad
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Andrew Tilby (Breathe)
    • King Kapisi
    • Nathan King (Zed)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Boh Runga (Stellar*)
    • Liz Faalogo (NV)
    • Sina Saipaia
  • Most Promising Group: Stellar*
    • Breathe
    • Zed
  • International Achievement: Bic Runga
    • Neill Finn
    • The Feelers
  • Best Music Video: Reuben Sutherland Wait & See (Shihad)
    • Sima & Makerita Urale- Sub Cranium Feeling (King Kapisi)
    • Mark Tierney & Fiona Champtloup - Unlikely (NV)
  • Best Producer: Malcolm Welsford & The Feelers - Supersystem
    • Eddie Raynor - ENZSO 2
    • Che Fu & Andy Morton - 2b Spacific (Che Fu)
  • Best Engineer: Andy Morton - 2BS Pacific (Che Fu)
    • Sam Gibson - Try Whistling This (Neil Finn)
    • Malcolm Welsford - Supersystem (The Feelers)
  • Best Jazz Album: Chris White / Aaron Nevezie Quartet - Take Me With You
    • Wil Sargisson - Steppin'Out
    • Rodger Fox Quartet - Back To Being One
  • Best Classical Album: Alexander Ivashkin - Under The Southern Cross
    • Tamas Vesmas - Debussy, Bartok Piano Music
    • New Zealand String Quartet - Bartok The Six Quartets
  • Best Country Album: Barry Saunders - Magnetic South
    • Glen Moffat - A Place To Play
    • Home Tonight - Coalrangers
  • Best Folk Album: Windy City Strugglers - On Top of the World
    • Gallowglass - Sparven
    • Philip Riley & Jayne Elleson - The Blessing Tree
  • Best Gospel Album: Parachute Band - Always & Forever
    • Debbie Harwood and Friends - Angels - The New Zealand Christmas Album
    • Steve Apirana - It's Inevitable
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Moana and the Moa Hunters - Rua
    • Hori Chapman - Toku Reo
    • Waihirere Maori Club - Waihirere -National Champions
    • Ngati Rangiwewehi - Wairua -Spirit Of Ngati Rangiwewehi
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Traditional Waiata - He Waiata Onemata (Songs From the Past)
    • Ngati Rangiwewehi - Wairua -Spirit of Ngati Rangiwewehi
    • Moana & The Moahunters - Rua
    • Waihirere Maori Club - Waihirere National Champions
  • Best Children's Album: Jennifer Moss - Jennifer's Garden
    • David LaPlance - A Hand Full Of Songs
    • Universal Children's Audio - Kori Kori / Busi Bodies / Lue Lue Mai
    • Tessarose Productions - Dancing to the Beat Volume 2
  • Best Songwriter: James Reid - Venus (The Feelers)
  • Best Cover: Elroy Finn - Try Whistling This (Neil Finn)
    • Marcus Ringrose - Supersystem (The Feelers)
    • Mark Roach & Andrew Durno - HLAH IV: Are You Gonna Kiss It Or Shoot It? (HLAH)
  • New Zealand Radio Programmer Award: Melanie Wise - Q92FM Queenstown
    • Tony Neilsen -Radio Otago Group
    • Jo Hampton - NRG FM
    • Robert Taylor - Radio Hauraki

See: 1999 in music

Performing arts

Radio and television

See: 1999 in New Zealand television, 1999 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:1999 film awards, 1999 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1999 films


See: NZ Internet History



  • Phil Costley wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:17:43 on 24 October in Auckland, while Gabrielle O'Rourke claims her second as well in the women's championship (2:38:47).



Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team

  • 1999 Cricket World Cup held in England: New Zealand finished third in its pool and fourth in the super-six round before being beaten by Pakistan in the first semifinal.
  • The Shell Trophy for 1998-99 was won by Canterbury, with Northern Districts runners-up.


New Zealand Open Category:New Zealand golfers

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing


Rugby league

Rugby union

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand,


  • Ballinger Belt – Rick Fincham (Upper Hutt)[9]









See also

For world events and topics in 1999 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1999


  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO gg.govt.nz. Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ "Local Newspapers". Hastings District Libraries. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Tawa ditches prohibition a century after banning alcohol". Stuff (Fairfax). 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Sale of Liquor Amendment Act, 1999". New Zealand Law online. 1999.
  5. ^ "Awards 1988". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  6. ^ "1999 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  7. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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