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2000 in New Zealand

2000 in New Zealand


Regal and viceregal


The 46th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was The Labour Party led by Helen Clark, in coalition with Alliance, led by Jim Anderton.

Opposition leaders

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

Main centre leaders


  • 1 January: Broadcasts from the Chatham Islands and the New Zealand mainland are watched worldwide as New Zealand, by virtue of time zone, kicks off the worldwide millennium celebrations.

Arts and literature

  • James Norcliffe wins the Robert Burns Fellowship.
  • Montana New Zealand Book Awards:
    • Montana Medal: Grahame Sydney, The Art of Grahame Sydney
    • Deutz Medal: Owen Marshall, Harlequin Rex
    • Reader's Choice: Grahame Sydney, The Art of Grahame Sydney
    • First Book Awards
      • Fiction: Duncan Sarkies, Stray Thoughts And Nosebleeds
      • Poetry: Glenn Colquhoun, The Art of Walking Upright
      • Non-Fiction: Pether Thomson, Kava in the Blood

See 2000 in art, 2000 in literature, Category:2000 books


New Zealand Music Awards

This year of awards included a new category, ' Best Film Soundtrack/Cast Recording/Compilation':[2] Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.[3]

  • Album of the Year: Stellar* – Mix
    • Shihad - The General Electric
    • Ardijah - Time
    • Salmonella Dub - Killervision
    • The Mutton Birds - Rain, Steam and Speed
  • Single of the Year: Stellar* - Violent
    • AKA Brown - Something I Need
    • Shihad - My Minds Sedate
    • The Mutton Birds - Pulled Along By Love
    • Breathe - Landslide
  • Top Male Vocalist: Jon Toogood – The General Electric (Shihad)
    • Dave Dobbyn
    • Don McGlashan (The Mutton Birds)
  • Top Female Vocalist: Boh Runga - Mix (Stellar*)
    • Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah)
    • Zara Clark (Deep Obsession)
  • Top Group: Stellar* – Mix
    • Shihad - The General Electric
    • Deep Obsession - Infinity
  • Most Promising Male Vocalist: Aaron Tokona (Weta)
    • Sama Feo (AKA Brown)
    • Conan Wilcox (Salmonella Dub)
  • Most Promising Female Vocalist: Vanessa Kelly - Infinity (Deep Obsession)
  • Most Promising Group: Weta
    • Breathe
    • AKA Brown
  • International Achievement: Bic Runga
    • Te Vaka
    • Shihad
  • Best Video: Reuben Sutherland - My Mind's Sedate (Shihad)
    • Marc Swadel - Birthday (The Stereo Bus)
    • Jonathan King - Violent (Stellar*)
  • Best Producer: Tom Bailey & Stellar* - Mix
    • Anthony Ioasa - Dream (TrueBliss)
    • Malcolm Welsford - Landslide (Breathe)
  • Best Engineer: Luke Tomes - Mix (Stellar*)
    • Sam Gibson - Rain Steam & Speed (The Mutton Birds)
    • Paddy Free & Tiki Taane - Killervision (Salmonella Dub)
  • Best Jazz Album: Jason Jones - Subspace
    • Mark De Clive-Lowe - Six Degrees
    • Steve Sherriff - See What Happens
  • Best Classical Album: John Psathas - Rhythm Spike
    • NZ National Youth Choir - Winds That Whisper
    • Gareth Farr / NZSO - Te Papa
  • Best Country Album: The Warratahs – One Of Two Things
    • The Minstrel - Blaaack
    • Rosy Parsons - Pride Of Place
  • Best Film Soundtrack/Cast Recording/Compilation (new category): Dave DobbynOvernight Success: The Definitive Dave Dobbyn Collection
    • Various - World Famous in New Zealand
    • The Exponents - Hello, Love You, Goodbye
  • Best Folk Album: -
  • Best Gospel Album: The Lads – Lost at Sea
    • The Invasion Band - Everything
    • The Parachute Band - Adore
  • Best Mana Maori Album: Southside Of Bombay – Live in Aotearoa
    • Maisey Rika - 20 Favourite Maori Songs
    • Hato Paora College - Hato Paora - 50 Years On
  • Best Mana Reo Album: Iwi – Iwi
    • Maisey Rika - 20 Favourite Maori Songs
    • Hato Paora College - Hato Paora - 50 Years On
    • He Taonga Reo - Tahi/Rua'
  • Best Children's Album: Jennifer Moss - Jennifer's House
    • Janet Channon & Wendy Jensen - You've Got to Clap
    • Janet Grierson and Kidz Choice Singers - Singing Is Fun
    • Tessarose Productions - Sing A Song About The Body
  • Best Songwriter: Boh Runga – Violent (Stellar*)
    • Salmonella Dub - For The Love Of It (Salmonella Dub)
    • Christopher Bands and Zara Clark - Cold (Deep Obsession)
  • Best Cover: Shihad & Karl Kippenberger – The General Electric
    • Kimberley Renwick - Second Nature (Margaret Urlich)
    • Gideon Keith and Seven - Infinity (Deep Obsession)
  • New Zealand Radio Programmer Award: Grant Hislop - (ZM / Hauraki Auckland)
    • Martin Good (Hits 89FM)
    • Rodger Clamp (More FM Auckland)

See: 2000 in music, New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 2000

Performing arts

Radio and television

  • 1 July: Public Broadcasting Fee finishes. [1]

See: 2000 in New Zealand television, 2000 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, TV3 (New Zealand), Category:New Zealand television programmes, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:2000 film awards, 2000 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:2000 films


See: NZ Internet History

Appointments and awards

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



  • Mark Hutchinson wins his third national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:24:58 on 29 October in Auckland, while Melissa Moon claims her first in the women's championship (2:45:42).




Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing


Summer Olympic Games

  • New Zealand sent 151 athletes to the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia. The medal tally of 1 gold and 3 bronze medals was considered very disappointing and sparked a review of high-performance sports training programmes.

Rugby league

  • 27 April, New Zealand lost to Australia 0-52.
  • New Zealand competed in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup, losing to Australia 12-40 in the final.

Rugby union

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Super 12, National Provincial Championship, Category:All Blacks, Bledisloe Cup, Tri Nations Series, Ranfurly Shield


  • Ballinger Belt – John Whiteman (Upper Hutt)[7]







  • 1 July – Ray Forster, arachnologist, museum administrator (born 1922)
  • 10 July – Norma Wilson, athlete (born 1909)
  • 27 July – John Stoke, occupational health pioneer (born 1928)
  • 3 September – Gordon Burgess, cricket player and administrator (born 1918)
  • 13 September – Ronald Hemi, rugby union and cricket player (born 1933)
  • 26 September – Maurice Heenan, lawyer, public servant (born 1912)


See also


  1. ^ The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, QSO Retrieved 10 April 2012
  2. ^ "2000 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Awards 2000". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Basketball New Zealand » 2000
  5. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  7. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Chatham Cup records,

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