- 1979 in New Zealand
* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 3,163,900 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1978: -1,300 (-0.04%)
* Males per 100 Females: 99.0
Regal and Vice Regal
Head of State- Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand
*Governor-General - The Rt Hon. Sir Keith Holyoake KG GCMG CH QSO. [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]
*Speaker of the House -
Richard Harrison. Lambert & Palenski: "The New Zealand Almanac", 1982. ISBN 0908570554]
*Prime Minister -
*Deputy Prime Minister -
*Minister of Finance -
*Minister of Foreign Affairs -
* Leader of the Opposition -
Bill Rowling(Labour). [Cite web|url=http://www.elections.org.nz/democracy/leaders-opposition.html|title=Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition|accessdate=2008-04-06]
*Social Credit Party -
Main centre leaders
Mayor of Auckland- Dove-Myer Robinson
*Mayor of Hamilton -
Mayor of Wellington- Michael Fowler
Mayor of Christchurch- Hamish Hay
Mayor of Dunedin- Clifford George (Cliff) Skeggs
30 July: The Carless daysscheme is introduced.
3 NovemberThe "Evening Star" ceases publication. The Dunedin newspaper was founded in 1863. [cite web|url=http://www.alliedpress.co.nz/history.php|title=Allied Press History|publisher= Allied Press]
28 November: Air New Zealand Flight 901crashes in Antarctica, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crewmembers aboard.
* The Government occupies the new executive wing of Parliament House, known as the Beehive. [ [http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/HstBldgs/History/Resources/3/6/e/36e40376aa2842e6bcce0a4557ebf2bc.htm New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline ] ]
Arts and literature
Michael A Noonanwins the Robert Burns Fellowship.
Nambassabeach festival, touring family roadshow. Whangamata Waihi Beach Mount Maunganuiand Coromandel.
Nambassathree day music, crafts and alternative lifestyle festival on Phil and Pat Hulses' convert|400|acre|km2|sing=on farm in Golden Valley, north of Waihi. Attendance 75,000 plus.
* Summer '79, outdoor arts festival in the parks of
Wellington- including the Botanical Gardens, the Newtown Zoo, the Town Belt and several suburban parks.
1979 in art, 1979 in literature,
New Zealand Music Awards
*ALBUM OF THE YEAR Street Talk – Street Talk
*SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Th’ Dudes– Be Mine Tonight
*TOP MALE VOCALIST
*TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
*TOP GROUP Th’ Dudes
*MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST
*MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST
*MOST PROMISING GROUP Street Talk
*PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Steve Robinson - This Heart This Song
*ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Gerry Smith – This Heart This Song
*BEST COVER DESIGN Geoff Chunn, Peter Burt & Dale Wrightson – Just Drove Through Town
1979 in music
Radio and Television
*Feltex Television Awards:
**Best Current Affairs: "Dateline Monday"
**Best Documentary: "Okarito"
**Best Drama: "The Mad Dog Gang meets Rotten Fred and Ratsguts"
**Best Speciality: "
**Best Information: "
David McPhailin "A Week of It"
**Entertainer of the Year: David McPhail
**Special Committee Award:
Selwyn Toogoodfor pioneering work in Radio and Television
1979 in New Zealand television, 1979 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, , , Public broadcasting in New Zealand
Middle Age Spread
Sons for the Return Home
1979 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand,
Appointments and awards
New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand
Archbishop of New Zealand
Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
1979 in sports, , Summer Olympic Games(See and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games(Check name).
Super 14, Rugby Union World Cup, National Provincial Championship, , Bledisloe Cup, Tri Nations Series, Ranfurly Shield
*Cricket: Various Tours,
New Zealand cricket team, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Cricket World Cup
New Zealand Open, Check in overseas tourniments.
*Horse racing: See , list winners.
New Zealand Warriors, Bartercard Cup, New Zealand national rugby league team, Rugby League World Cup
Tony Goodwins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:18:47.3.
* A New Zealand team consisting of
Larry Ross, Mitch Shirra, Ivan Maugerand Bruce Cribbwin the motorcycle Speedway World Team Cupheld at White City Stadiumin London.
Silver Ferns, National Bank Cup,
Netball World Championshipsheld in Trinidad and Tobago. Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago all tied for first place.
New Zealand National Soccer Leaguewon by Mt. Wellington AFC
Chatham Cupwon by North Shore United
27 January: Daniel Vettori, cricketer
1 February: Peter Fulton, cricketer
15 February: Hamish and James Marshall, cricketers
15 March: Kyle Mills, cricketer
20 March: Keven Mealamu, rugby union player
26 March: Ben Blair, rugby union player
12 May(In Nadi, Fiji): Amasio Valence, rugby sevens player
15 May(in Samoa): Chris Masoe, rugby union player.
8 June: Adine Wilson, netball player.
2 July: Michael Papps, cricketer.
30 July: Louise Corcoran, skeleton racer.
3 October: Rodney So'oialo, rugby union player
14 November: Carl Hayman, rugby union player
20 November: Maree Bowden, netball player
3 December: Daniel Bedingfield, pop singer
Pete Wheeler, artist.
Marty Johnstone, drug trafficker ('Mr Asia')
Peter Mulgrew, Mountaineer (died in Mt Erebus disaster)
List of years in New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand history
History of New Zealand
Military history of New Zealand
Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
"For world events and topics in 1979 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1979
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