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Guilford/Guildford NZ Directories - 1996

The 29th America's Cup was conested between the winner of the 1995 Citizen Cup, Team Dennis Conor, with the yacht Young America (USA-36) and the winner of the Lois Vuitton Cup, Team New Zealand, with the yacht Black Magic *NZL 32) New Zealand won five races shraight to take the cup away from the UZ for only the second time in 144 years.

NZ Time Line: Src: 

  • Government commits 250 soldiers to front-line duty in Bosnia.
  • Government proposes $1 billion cap in plan for final settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims.
  • New Zealand's first casino opens in Christchurch.
  • David Bain is convicted of murdering five members of his family.
  • First fast-ferry service begins operation across Cook Strait


  • Team New Zealand wins America's Cup.
  • Occupation of Moutoa Gardens, Wanganui.
  • Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act passed.
  • New political parties form: the Conservatives, Christian Heritage and United New Zealand.
  • French nuclear tests results in New Zealand protest flotilla and navy ship "Tui" sailing for Moruroa Atoll.
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Auckland, Nelson Mandela visits.
  • New Zealand contingent returns from Bosnia.
  • Imported pests Mediterranean fruit flies and white-spotted tussock moths cause disruption to export trade
  • Kahurangi National Park, the 13th National Park, is opened in north-west Nelson.
  • Waitangi Tribunal recommends generous settlement of Taranaki land claims.
  • First legal sports betting at TAB.
  • The Radio New Zealand commercial radio stations are sold to Clear Channel creating The Radio Network.
  • $170 million Ngai Tahu settlement proposed, $40 million Whakatohea settlement announced.
  • Oct: First MMP election brings National/New Zealand First coalition government.
  •  WW1