The following lists events that happened during 2004 in New Zealand.

New Zealand

See also:

Population edit

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 4,114,300.[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 2003: 52,800 (1.30%).[1]
  • Males per 100 Females: 96.1.[1]

Incumbents edit

Regal and viceregal edit

Government edit

The 47th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was a coalition between Labour and the small Progressive party with United Future supporting confidence and supply votes.

Opposition leaders edit

Judiciary edit

Main centre leaders edit

Other edit

Events edit

January edit

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May edit

  • 5 May: A hīkoi against the foreshore and seabed legislation arrives in Wellington.
  • 7 May: The government's foreshore and seabed Bill passes its first vote in Parliament.
  • 11 May: The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act is passed. The Act allows people who have not reoffended for seven years to not declare minor criminal convictions in most circumstances.

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August edit

  • 2 August: Around 7,500 Destiny Church members march on Parliament in black shirts to protest liberal social policies.
  • 15 August: Tornado in Waitara. Two fatalities when a farmhouse is destroyed. [1]
  • 19 August: Cereal maker Dick Hubbard announces he is running for the position of Mayor of Auckland.

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October edit

November edit

  • 1 November: A reciprocal working holiday agreement between New Zealand and Belgium comes into effect.[3]
  • 18 November: Legislation passed vesting ownership of all land up to the high tide mark in New Zealand with the Crown.
  • 29 November: The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act comes into force.

December edit

Undated edit

Arts and literature edit

Awards edit

Montana Book Awards 2004 edit

  • Deutz Medal for Fiction – Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose
  • Montana Medal for Non-fiction – The Trial of the Cannibal Dog by Anne Salmond
  • Readers' Choice – Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King
  • Poetry – Sing-song by Anne Kennedy
  • History – The Trial of the Cannibal Dog by Anne Salmond
  • Lifestyle and contemporary culture – Classic fly fishing in New Zealand Rivers by David Hallett and John Kent
  • Biography – Mason by Rachael Barrowman
  • Illustrative – Central by Arno Gasteiger
  • Reference & Anthology – Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English[4]
  • Environment – Deep New Zealand: Blue Water, Black Abyss by Peter Batson
  • A.W. Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature – Joy Cowley

Music edit

New Zealand Music Awards edit

New categories introduced were 'Best Rock Album', 'People's Choice Award' and 'Airplay Record of the Year'. 'New Zealand Radio Programmer of the Year' was retired.[5]

  • Album of the Year: Scribe (rapper) – The Crusader
  • Single of the Year: Scribe – Stand Up
  • Best Group: Dimmer – You've Got To Hear The Music
  • Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight
  • Best Male Solo Artist: Scribe – The Crusader
  • Best Female Solo Artist: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight
  • Highest Selling Nz Album: Hayley Westenra – Pure
  • Highest Selling Nz Single: Ben Lummis – They Can't Take That Away
  • Songwriter of the Year: Scribe, P-Money, Con Psy & Savage (rapper) – Not Many : The Remix!
  • Best Music Video: Chris Graham – Stand Up (Scribe)
  • Best Rock Album (new category): Dimmer – You've Got To Hear The Music
  • Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: Scribe – The Crusader
  • Best Dance/Electronica Album: Salmonella DubOne Drop East
  • Best Maori Album: Ruia – Hawaiki
  • Best Pacific Music Album: Te Vaka – Tutuki
  • Best Jazz Album: The Rodger Fox Big Band – A Rare Connection
  • Best Classical Album: John Psathas – Psathas : Fragments
  • Best Gospel / Christian Album: Magnify – In Wonder
  • International Achievement: Hayley Westenra
  • People's Choice Award (new category): Scribe
  • Best Producer: P-Money – The Crusader (Scribe)
  • Best Engineer: Chris Van De Geer – Passenger – (Carly Binding)
  • Best Album Cover: Ben Sciascia – Postage (Supergroove)
  • Airplay Record of the Year (new category): Goldenhorse – Maybe Tomorrow
  • Best Country Music Album: Donna Dean – Money
  • Best Country Music Song: Donna Dean – Work It Out
  • Best Folk Album: Brendyn Montgomery And Mike Considine – Mountain Air
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Shaun Joyce

Performing arts edit

Television edit

Film edit

Internet edit

See: NZ Internet History

Sport edit

Athletics edit

  • Dale Warrender wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:23:40 on 1 May in Rotorua, while Nyla Carroll claims her second in the women's championship (2:46:44).

Basketball edit

Cricket edit

Horse racing edit

Harness racing edit

Olympic Games edit

  • New Zealand sends a team of 148 competitors in 18 sports.
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
3 2 0 5

Paralympics edit

  • New Zealand sends a team of 35 competitors across nine sports.
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
6 1 3 10

Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Shooting edit

  • Ballinger Belt –
    • Edd Newman (United States)
    • John Whiteman (Upper Hutt), second, top New Zealander[8]

Soccer edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

January edit

February edit

March edit

April edit

  • 6 April – Joan Monahan (née Hastings), swimmer, botanist and schoolteacher (born 1925)
  • 16 April – John Caselberg, writer and poet (born 1927)

May edit

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September edit

  • 1 September – Sir Alan Stewart, university administrator (born 1917)
  • 2 September – Alan Preston, association football player and cricketer (born 1932)
  • 11 September – Ruth Symons, cricketer (born 1913)
  • 20 September – Pat Hanly, painter (born 1932)
  • 29 September – David Jackson, boxer (born 1955)

October edit

November edit

December edit

  • 8 December – Noel Mills, rower (born 1944)
  • 11 December – Arthur Lydiard, athlete, athletics coach (born 1917)
  • 17 December – Ray Dowker, cricketer and association football player (born 1919)
  • 29 December – Liddy Holloway, actor and television scriptwriter (born 1947)

See also edit

For world events and topics in 2004 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 2004

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Historical population estimates tables". Statistics New Zealand. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ The Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright, PCNZM, DBE, QSO Retrieved 30 April 2012
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  4. ^ Wendt, Albert; Whaitiri, Reina; Sullivan, Robert, eds. (December 2002). Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English. Auckland Univ Press. ISBN 9781869402730.
  5. ^ "2004 New Zealand Music Awards". Web page. RIANZ. Archived from the original on 20 December 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  6. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "New Zealand champion shot / Ballinger Belt winners". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 25 January 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Pickmere, Arnold (17 July 2004). "Obituary: Ronald John Sharp". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 April 2014.