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1990 in New Zealand

1990 in New Zealand
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New Zealand celebrated its sesquicentennial, 150 years since the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi.

In the general election in October, National was elected in a landside victory.

GDP was $40.2 billion, unemployment was at 7.4% (March) and the exchange rate was 1 NZ$ per US$1.6750. This year New Zealand produced 8,000 million kWh of electricity.

Contents

  • Population 1
  • Incumbents 2
    • Regal and viceregal 2.1
    • Government 2.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 2.3
    • Main centre leaders 2.4
  • Events 3
    • Unknown 3.1
    • January 3.2
    • February 3.3
    • March 3.4
    • April 3.5
    • May 3.6
    • June 3.7
    • July 3.8
    • August 3.9
    • September 3.10
    • October 3.11
    • November 3.12
    • December 3.13
  • Arts and literature 4
    • Music 4.1
      • New Zealand Music Awards 4.1.1
    • Performing arts 4.2
    • Radio and television 4.3
    • Film 4.4
    • Literature 4.5
  • Appointments and awards 5
  • Sport 6
    • Athletics 6.1
    • Cricket 6.2
    • Hockey 6.3
    • Netball 6.4
    • Horse racing 6.5
      • Harness racing 6.5.1
      • Thoroughbred racing 6.5.2
    • Rugby union 6.6
    • Rugby league 6.7
    • Shooting 6.8
    • Squash 6.9
    • Soccer 6.10
    • Tennis 6.11
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Population

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,410,400[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1989: 40,600 (1.20%)
  • Males per 100 females: 97.3

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

The 42nd New Zealand Parliament continued, until the General election, held 27 October. The governing Labour Party was defeated. and The National Party, led by Jim Bolger, formed the new government.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

Unknown

January

February

March

April

  • 30 April: One and two cent coins are withdrawn from legal tender.

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1990 in art, 1990 in literature, Category:1990 books

Music

New Zealand Music Awards

Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[4]

  • Album of the Year: The Chills – Submarine Bells
    • Brian Smith - Moonlight Sax
    • Straitjacket Fits - Melt
  • Single of the Year: The Chills – Heavenly Pop Hit
    • Margaret Urlich - Number One
    • Ngaire - To Sir With Love
  • Top Male Vocalist: Barry Saunders
    • John Grenell
    • Barry Saunders
  • Top Female Vocalist: Margaret Urlich
    • Patsy Riggir
    • Aishah
  • Top Group: The Chills
    • Straitjacket Fits
    • Fan Club
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Guy Wishart
    • Alan Galloway
    • John Kempt
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Merenia
    • Ngaire
    • Caroline Easther
  • Most Promising Group: Strawpeople
    • Merenia & Where's Billy
    • D-Faction
  • International Achievement: Fan Club
    • The Chills
    • Margaret Urlich
  • Best Video: Niki Caro - Bad Note for a Heart (Straitjacket Fits)
    • Paul Middleditch - One Good Reason (Strawpeople)
    • Lance Kelliher - Don’t Let Me Fall Alone (The Fan Club)
  • Best Producer: Ian Morris - Heartbroke
    • Carl Doy - Moonlight Sax (Brian Smith)
    • Murray Grindlay - Welcome To Our World
  • Best Engineer: Strawpeople – Hemisphere
    • Ian Morris - Heartbroke (Rikki Morris)
    • Murray Grindlay - Welcome To Our World
  • Best Jazz Album: No Award
  • Best Classical Album: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa / Nszo — Kiri's Homecoming
    • Dame Malvina Major - Malvina Major
    • Kiri Te Kanawa/NZSO - Kiri at Aotea
  • Best Country Album: The Warratahs - Wild Card
    • John Grenell - Welcome To Our World
    • Bartlett/ Duggan/ Vaughn - Together Again
  • Best Folk Album: Rua — Commonwealth Suite
    • Martha Louise - Changing Tides
    • Iain Mitchell/Paul Yielder - Every Man And His Dog
  • Best Gospel Album: Cecily Phio — Light in the Darkness
    • Sound Ministry - Lead Me to the Rock
    • Scripture in Song - We Will Triumph
  • Best Polynesian Album: Herbs – Homegrown
    • National Maori Choir - Stand Tall
    • Te Mokai - Totara Tree
  • Best Songwriter: Martin Phillips — Heavenly Pop Hit (The Chills)
    • Shayne Carter - Bad Note for a Heart (Straitjacket fits)
    • Barry Saunders - Wild Card
  • Best Cover: John Collie – Melt (Straitjacket Fits)
    • Steve Garden/ Giles Molloy/ Kim Wesney - State of the Harp
    • Marc Mateo/ John Pitcairn - Hole
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry: Murdoch Riley

Performing arts

Radio and television

  • 1 January: Avalon becomes a separate limited liability company.
  • 5 February: The Auckland Television Centre is opened by Elizabeth II.
  • May: TV3 goes into receivership but continues broadcasting.
  • May: Sky Television launches with three channels.
  • May: CTV takes over TVNZ's Christchurch assets. [1]

See: 1990 in New Zealand television, 1990 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, TV3 (New Zealand), Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

See: Category:1990 film awards, 1990 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1990 films

Literature

Once Were Warriors published.

Appointments and awards

Penny Jamieson, Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, was ordained the first women Diocesan bishop in the world.

Sport

Athletics

  • Tom Birnie wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:17:33 on 3 March in New Plymouth, while Jillian Costley claims her third in the women's championship (2:36:43).

Cricket

Hockey

Netball

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Rugby union

Rugby league

Shooting

  • Ballinger Belt – Alistair "Sandy" Marshall (Kaituna/Blenheim)[7]

Squash

Soccer

Tennis

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ "Former Governors-General". New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Awards 1990". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  5. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  9. ^ Winfield Provincial Championship
  10. ^ Esther James at DNZB
  11. ^ Pat O'Connor at DNZB

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