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SummaryEdit

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and Vice RegalEdit

GovernmentEdit

The 48th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was a coalition between Labour and the Progressives, with United Future and New Zealand First supporting supply votes. The leaders of the two support parties are ministers outside Cabinet.

Non-Labour Ministers

Opposition LeadersEdit

Main centre leadersEdit

Events Edit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

Template:*mpJune 3: The Green Party elects Russel Norman as its co-leader to replace Rod Donald. Template:*mpJune 6: The trial of Tim Selwyn for sedition begins in Auckland. Selwyn is the first New Zealander in over 80 years to be charged with sedition. Template:*mpJune 7: The Privy Council agrees to hear David Bain's appeal against his conviction for the murder of his family.

JulyEdit

Template:*mpJuly 11: Te Atairangi Kaahu, the Māori Queen, is taken to Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit after a possible heart attack and kidney failure. Template:*mpJuly 18: Tim Selwyn is sentenced to 2 months inprisonment for sedition in Auckland. He is also sentenced to a further 15 months for other offenses. Template:*mpJuly 18: Former Cabinet Minister Taito Phillip Field is cleared of any conflict of interest by an inquiry into allegations he had used his position for material gain, but his judgement was criticised. Template:*mpJuly 25: The Overlander rail passenger service will be withdrawn at the end of September, thus ending the last passenger service operating between Auckland and Wellington. Template:*mp July 31: New Zealand silver coins are changed to become smaller and lighter

AugustEdit

Template:*mp August 10: Origin Pacific Airways suspends passenger operations and lays off most of its staff. Freight operations will continue. Template:*mp August 15: Māori Queen Dame Te Atairangi Kaahu dies after a long illness. Template:*mp August 19: The All Blacks win the 2006 rugby union Tri Nations series. Template:*mp August 21: Tuheitia Paki, the eldest son of Dame Te Atairangikaahu, is selected as the new Māori King. Template:*mp August 23: Anand Satyanand is sworn in as the new Governor-General of New Zealand.

Template:*mp August 28: Helen Clark suggests that Taito Phillip Field should reconsider his future as an MP, after fresh allegations are made against him.

SeptemberEdit

Template:*mp September 2: Natural gas supplies were cut to about 1000 central Wellington businesses for four days, after water entered Powerco's gas mains. Template:*mp September 7: Four mayors in the Auckland Region meet with Helen Clark to discuss the possibility of amalgamating their city councils to a single body. Template:*mp September 10: Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV dies in Auckland. Template:*mp September 13: Don Brash takes leave to sort out marital problems amidst rumours he had an affair. Template:*mp September 14: Stephen Tindall announces his intention of buying out the other shareholders in the retail chain he founded, The Warehouse. Tindall currently has a controlling share in the company. Template:*mp September 18: The Prime Minister's husband Peter Davis is accused of being gay, which he denies. Template:*mp September 21: The dispute between supermarket company Progressive Enterprises and over 500 employees is resolved after 28 days. Template:*mp September 25: Shares in carpet maker Feltex are suspended on the New Zealand Exchange after the company is placed in receivership on September 22. Template:*mp September 26: Brian Connell is suspended from the National Party caucus. Template:*mp September 27: Bacardi offers NZ$138 million to buy the New Zealand alcoholic drink company 42 Below. Template:*mp September 28: Dunedin's Logan Park High School is threatened by a large forest fire in a plantation bordering the school. Template:*mp September 28: The Overlander train between Auckland and Wellington, due to be withdrawn at the end of the month, is to continue, but on a reduced schedule. Template:*mp September 29: The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand votes to confirm a ban on people in de facto or gay relationships from becoming leaders in the Church. Template:*mp September 30: The New Zealand Government apologises to the Te Arawa iwi over Treaty of Waitangi grievances, and returns 50,000 ha of Crown land and 19 areas of special significance to it.

OctoberEdit

Template:*mp October 1: The Wearable Art Parade is held in central Wellington. Template:*mp October 3: The Christian Heritage Party announces that it is disbanding. Template:*mp October 8: Fisheries officers' request to be allowed to carry batons and pepper spray is denied by Minister Jim Anderton.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Template:*mp 4 December: The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers' Rights) Amendment Bill, is introduced to update copyright laws due to the development and adoption of new technologies. Template:*mp 16 December: Three children are killed when a cliff collapses on them at a riverside picnic ground in the Manawatu region. Template:*mp December 16: Nine experienced New Zealand firefighters are injured, one seriously, as they fought Bushfires in Victoria, Australia. Template:*mp December 22: The Government announces changes to the regulations governing the sale of consumer fireworks. Sales will now be restricted to 3 (previously 10) days of the yeear - November 3-5 and the age limit for purchase has been raised from 16 to 18.

  • 25 December: Christmas (celebrated under different names by people who do not have a Christian tradition or culture)

Template:*mp December 31: The 2006 road toll provisionally stands at 387, the lowest figure since 1963


Arts and literatureEdit

New BooksEdit

AwardsEdit

MusicEdit

2006 New Zealand Music Awards
ALBUM OF THE YEARBic RungaBirds
SINGLE OF THE YEARPlutoLong White Cross
BEST GROUPElemeno PTrouble In Paradise
BEST MALE SOLO ARTISTDave DobbynAvailable Light
BEST FEMALE SOLO ARTISTBic RungaBirds
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEARBleedersAs Sweet As Sin
BEST MUSIC VIDEOMark WilliamsWandering Eye (Fat Freddy's Drop)
BEST ROCK ALBUMAs Sweet As Sin
BEST URBAN / HIP HOP ALBUMFrontlineBorrowed Time
BEST DANCE / ELECTRONIC ALBUMConcord DawnChaos By Design
BEST AOTEAROA ROOTS ALBUMFly My PrettiesThe Return of Fly My Pretties
BEST MAORI ALBUMTe Reotakiwa DunnTe Reotakiwa Dunn
BEST GOSPEL / CHRISTIAN ALBUMJulia GraceJulia Grace
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM Tower Voices of New ZealandSpirit of the land
HIGHEST SELLING NZ ALBUMFat Freddy's DropBased on a True Story
HIGHEST SELLING NZ SINGLERosita VaiAll I Ask
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDFat Freddy's DropBased on a True Story
RADIO AIRPLAY RECORD OF THE YEARThe FeelersStand Up
BEST ENGINEERAndre UpstonBirds (Bic Runga)
BEST PRODUCERBic RungaBirds (Bic Runga)
BEST ALBUM COVERChris KnoxAs Sweet As Sin (Bleeders)

TelevisionEdit

Template:*mp December 4: Susan Wood resigns as a presenter for Television New Zealand due to continuing health concerns.

FilmEdit

InternetEdit

SportEdit

CricketEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

  • New Zealand(All Blacks) retained the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup. Only losing one match to South Africa.
  • North Harbour wins the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury 21-17 at Jade Stadium
  • The All Blacks convincingly won all four tests in their end-of-season tour of England, France and Wales.

RowingEdit

  • Mahe Drysdale defends his gold medal at the World Campionships in August

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit


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