Other events of 1984
Timeline of New Zealand history
Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,293,000
Increase since 31 December 1983: 28,200 (0.86%)
Males per 100 Females: 98.3
Head of State - Elizabeth II
Governor-General - The Hon Sir David Beattie GCMG GCVO QSO QC.
1984 in New Zealand Wikipedia
The 40th New Zealand Parliament, led by the National Party, concluded, and in the general election the Labour Party was elected in the 41st New Zealand Parliament.Speaker of the House - Richard Harrison then Basil Arthur
Prime Minister - Robert Muldoon then David Lange
Deputy Prime Minister - Duncan MacIntyre then Jim McLay then Geoffrey Palmer
Minister of Finance - Robert Muldoon then Roger Douglas
Minister of Foreign Affairs - Warren Cooper then David Lange
Leader of the Opposition - David Lange (Labour) until 26 July, then Robert Muldoon (National) until 29 November, then Jim McLay.
Social Credit Party - Bruce Beetham until 26 July, then not represented in Parliament.
Mayor of Auckland - Catherine Tizard
Mayor of Hamilton - Ross Jansen
Mayor of Wellington - Ian Lawrence
Mayor of Christchurch - Hamish Hay
Mayor of Dunedin - Cliff Skeggs
27 January – A state of emergency is declared in Southland as record rainfall causes flooding which forces the evacuation of 4000 people and leaves damage totalling $55 million.
6 February – Te Hikoi ki Waitangi march disrupts Waitangi Day celebrations.
27 March – A suitcase bomb explodes at the Wellington Trades Hall, killing the caretaker, Ernie Abbott. No arrest has been made, see Terrorism in New Zealand.
24 June – New Zealand's first IVF-conceived baby, Amelia Bell, is born at Auckland's National Women's Hospital.
14 July – New Zealand general election, 1984: The Labour Party, led by David Lange, wins 56 of the 95 seats in the House of Representatives. The Fourth Labour Government is formed, ending 9 years of National rule.
18 July – Government devalues New Zealand dollar by 20 percent. See New Zealand constitutional crisis, 1984.
20 August – New Zealand reestablishes diplomatic relations with Argentina at a consular level.
New Zealand signs the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Auckland's population exceeds that of the South Island.
The fifth Sweetwaters Music Festival is held in South Auckland.
Brian Turner wins the Robert Burns Fellowship.
See 1984 in art, 1984 in literature, Category:1984 books
Winners are shown first with nominees underneath.ALBUM OF THE YEAR Dance Exponents - Prayers be Answered
The Mockers - Swear It's True
Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take The Country Out Of Me
SINGLE OF THE YEAR The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul
Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius Prime - Aku Raukura
Dance Exponents - I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue)
TOP MALE VOCALIST Jordan Luck (Dance Exponents)
Andy Dickson (The Narcs)
Andrew Fagan (The Mockers)
TOP FEMALE VOCALIST Patsy Riggir
TOP GROUP Dance Exponents
Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius Prime
MOST PROMISING MALE VOCALIST Martin Phillips (The Chills)
Ross McKenzie (The Idles)
MOST PROMISING FEMALE VOCALIST Meryl Yvonne
MOST PROMISING GROUP The Chills
You're A Movie
BEST JAZZ ALBUM Brian Smith Quartet - Southern Excursio
Ken Avery/ Darktown Strutters - Jazz The Way It Used to Be
Rodger Fox - Something Juicy
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Patsy Riggir - You'll Never Take the Country Out Of Me
Suzanne Prentice - So Precious To Me
Jodi Vaughn - Rodeo Eyes
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM NZSO & Others – Music By Larry Pruden
Michael Houston - Michael Houston
Schola Musica - NZ Music For Strings
BEST POLYNESIAN ALBUM Patea Maori Club & Dalvanius Prime - Aku Raukura
The Five Stars - Musika Malie (Good Music)
Rosalio - Samoan Serenade
BEST FOLK ALBUM Phil Garland - Springtime in the Mountains
Michael Warmuth - Hammered Duclimer
Wayne Gillespie - Wayward Son
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Dave MCartney - You Took Me Heart & Soul
Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - Swear It's True
Glyn Tucker Jnr / Trevor Reekie - You Fascinate
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Graham Myhre - You Took Me Heart & Soul
Graham Myhre/ Gyn Tucker Jnr - Caught in the Act
Glyn Tucker Jnr - You Fascinate
BEST COVER DESIGN Joe Wylie - Aku Raukura (Patea Maori Club)
Murray Vincent - Music By Larry Purden
Mike Hutton - Vocal at the Local
BEST MUSIC VIDEO Bruce Morrison - I'm in Heaven
William Keddell - Elephunk in My Soup
Tom Parkinson - I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue) (Dance Exponents)
BEST FILM SOUNDTRACK Jenny Mcleod - The Silent One
Mike Nock - Strata
John Charles/ Dave Fraser - Constance
INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Tim Finn
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY Eldred Stebbing - (For his Lifelong Contribution to the Recording Arts in New Zealand)
Peter Blake & TVNZ
MOST POPULAR SONG The Narcs - You Took Me Heart and Soul
See: 1984 in musicBenny Award presented by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand to John Maybury Senior.
See: 1984 in New Zealand television, 1984 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New ZealandCame a Hot Friday
The Silent One
See: Category:1984 film awards, 1984 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1984 filmsBarry Thompson wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:19:03 on 25 March in Wanganui, while Mary Belsey does the same in the women's championship (2:41:39).
NBL won by Wellington.
New Zealand Trotting Cup: Camelot
Auckland Trotting Cup: Enterprise
New Zealand at the 1984 Summer Olympics
New Zealand at the 1984 Winter Olympics
Ballinger Belt – Peter Cromwell (Cheltenham)
New Zealand National Soccer League won by Gisborne City
The Chatham Cup is won by Manurewa who beat Gisborne City 2—1 in the final.
27 January: Vince Mellars, rugby league player.
14 February: Jared Wrennall, musician.
17 February: Timothy Gudsell, cyclist.
21 February: Andrew Ellis, rugby union player.
25 February: Paul Vodanovich, soccer player.
8 March: Ross Taylor, cricketer.
16 March: Hosea Gear, rugby union player.
25 March: Liam Messam, rugby union and rugby sevens player.
2 April: Meryl Cassie, actor.
6 April: Stacey Carr, field hockey player.
20 April: Fraser Anderson, rugby league player.
28 May: Beth Allen, actor.
2 June: Jack Afamasaga, rugby league player.
6 June: Antonia Prebble, actor.
7 June: Jennyfer Jewell, actor.
20 June: Jarrod Smith, soccer player.
27 June: Emma Lahana, actor.
28 June: Evarn Tuimavave, rugby league player.
14 July: Fleur Saville, actor.
6 August: Jesse Ryder, cricketer.
12 September: Ben Townley, motocrosser.
6 October: Valerie Adams, athlete, Olympic gold medallist (2008 Beijing and 2012 London)
23 November: Jerome Ropati, rugby league player.
14 December: Keshia Paulse, singer.
Vicki Lin, television proesenter.
6 March: Ian Cromb, cricketer
20 March: Robin Tait, discus thrower
28 April: Sylvia Ashton-Warner, writer and educator
13 June: Ken Armstrong, soccer player
15 June: Tom Heeney, boxer
26 November: Eliot V. Elliott, trade unionist
Dean Goffin, composer
Lois White, painter
Guthrie Wilson, novelist and teacher (in Sydney)