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Guilford/Guildford NZ Directories -
NZ Time Line:
leads to refusal of a visit by the American warship, the USS Buchanan.
July: Greenpeace vessel Rainbow
and sunk by French DGSE agents in
Mar: New Zealand
First case of locally
contracted AIDS is
given power to hear grievances arising since 1840.
Nov: Archbishop Paul Reeves appointed
Law Reform Act 1986 passed.
Commission reports in favour of an MMP electoral system (Mixed Member
Jim Bolger becomes
National Party leader.
Soviet cruise ship,
Lermontov, sinks in Marlborough
and Services Tax introduced.
First visit to New
Zealand by the Pope.
Act ends the right of the British
Parliament to pass laws for New Zealand.
Royal Commission into
Broadcasting and Related Communications reports
Share prices plummet
by 59 percent in four months.
Māori Language Act
making Māori an official language passed.
First Lotto draw.
New Zealand's first
heart transplant is performed.
New Zealand wins Rugby World Cup.
earthquake in the Bay of Plenty.
election, Labour re-elected.
Number of unemployed
Bastion Point land returned
to Māori ownership.
Combined Council of
Trade Unions formed. Royal Commission on Social Policy issues April
Gibbs Report on
hospital services and Picot Report on education published.
State Sector Act
Cyclone Bola strikes
northern North Island.
the central section of the North Island Main Trunk railway completed.
New Zealand Post closes 432 post offices.
package announced for Māori iwi.
Prime Minister David Lange suggests
formal withdrawal from ANZUS.
Jim Anderton founds NewLabour
Palmer becomes Prime Minister.
First annual balance
of payments surplus since 1973.
Reserve Bank Act sets
bank's role as one of maintaining price stability.
First school board
elections under Tomorrow's Schools reforms.
First elections under
revised local government structure.
begins. Third TV channel begins
The final Remnants
Punishment are abolished
celebrates its sesquicentennial.
inaugurate National Congress of Tribes.
Tizard becomes first woman Governor-General.
Palmer resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by Mike
One and two cent
coins are no longer legal tender.
Games held in
Telecom sold for
TV began broadcasting.
Big earthquake in
Zealand general election, 1990: National Party's
landslide victory. Jim Bolger becomes Prime
13–14 November: David
Gray kills thirteen at
Aramoana before police shoot him dead.