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Guilford/Guildford NZ Directories - 1981


28 Nov 1979, Air New Zealand Flight TE901 left Mangere airport, Auckland, for an 11-hour return sightseeing flight to Antarctica. At 12.49 p.m. (NZST), the aircraft crashed into the lower slopes of Mt Erebus killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board.

NZ Time Line: Src: 

  • Jan: Lynne Cox became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait.
  • Oct: Māori land march reaches Parliament building in Wellington, Whina Cooper presents a Memorial of Rights to P.M. Bill Rowling and Māori Affairs Minister Matiu Rata.
  • The Waitangi Tribunal is established. Second TV channel starts broadcasting.
  • Nov: NZ election. Robert Muldoon, Prime Minister - National Party victory.
  • 1975 in New Zealand television
    • 1976
    • New Zealand's national day 6 Feb renamed from "New Zealand Day" to "Waitangi Day"
    • Matrimonial Property Act passed.
    • Pacific Islands "overstayers" deported.
    • EEC import quotas for New Zealand butter set until 1980.
    • Introduction of metric system of weights and measures.
    • Subscriber toll dialling introduced.
      • 1977
      • National Superannuation scheme begins.
      • New Zealand signs the Gleneagles Agreement.
      • The 200 nautical mile (370 km) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is established.
      •  Jan: Bastion Point occupied by protesters.
        • 1978
        • New Zealand Film Commission established.
        • Feb: 17 arrested after protestors led by Eva Rickard camped on the Raglan golf course.
        • May: Army and Police remove protesters from Bastion Point, 218 arrests are made.
        • Nov: General election, National re-elected.
          • 1979
          • Air New Zealand Flight 901 crashes on Mount Erebus, Antarctica, 257 people die.
          • Car-less days introduced to reduce petrol consumption.
          • Nov: MP Matiu Rata resigns from the Labour Party to join Mana Motuhake Party.
          • Nambassa 3 day music and alternatives festival held in Waihi. Largest type event in N.Z.

            • 1980
            • Social Credit wins East Coast Bays by-election.
            • Saturday trading partially legalised.
            • Eighty-day strike at Kinleith Mill.
              • 1981