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1977 in New Zealand

1977 in New Zealand


  • Population 1
  • Incumbents 2
    • Regal and viceregal 2.1
    • Government 2.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 2.3
    • Main centre leaders 2.4
  • Events 3
  • Arts and literature 4
    • Music 4.1
    • Radio and television 4.2
    • Performing arts 4.3
    • Television 4.4
    • Film 4.5
  • Appointments and awards 5
  • Sport 6
    • Athletics 6.1
    • Association football 6.2
    • Chess 6.3
    • Horse racing 6.4
      • Harness racing 6.4.1
      • Thoroughbred racing 6.4.2
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,166,400[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1976: 3000 (0.09%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.4


Regal and viceregal


1977 was the second full year of the 38th Parliament. The Third National Government was in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1977 in art, 1977 in literature, Category:1977 books


The New Zealand Music Awards were not held this year.

See: 1977 in music

Radio and television

  • April: Fair Go airs for the first time.
  • June: Wellington's Radio Active 89FM first hits the airwaves
  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Current Affairs: 'News at Ten
    • Best Documentary Series: Black Future
    • Best Light Entertainment: Blerta
    • Best Play: The God Boy
    • Best Drama: Moynihan
    • Best Speciality: Country Calendar
    • Best Actor: Ian Mune in Winners and Losers and Moynihan
    • Best Actress: Judy Douglas in The God Boy
    • Best Script: The God Boy
    • Best Personality: Roger Gascoigne

Performing arts


See: 1977 in New Zealand television, 1977 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1977 film awards, 1977 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1977 films

Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand



  • Terry Manners wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:20:40 in Hawera.

Association football


Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing


Category:1977 births.


  • 18 February: Ron Jarden, rugby player.
  • 7 June (in England): Sir Rex Nan Kivell, art collector.
  • 24 December: Sir Roy Jack, politician and 16th Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Category:1977 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ a b c d e Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Today in History | NZHistory
  6. ^ Chatham Cup records,
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  10. ^ "Sky Sports – Rugby Union – Guinness Premiership – Worcester – Dale Rasmussen". Sky Sports. 14 September 2011. 

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