Regal and Vice Regal
2007 will be the second full year since the election of the current (48th) Parliament
. The current government is a Labour
coalition with supply
and New Zealand First
in exchange for two ministerial spots outside Cabinet.
- Jim Anderton (Progressives) - Minister of Agriculture (within Cabinet)
- Peter Dunne (United Future), Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health (outside Cabinet)
Other Party Leaders
Main centre leaders
Holidays and Observances
Media, Arts and Literature
- May - was New Zealand Music Month
- Album of the Year: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
- Single of the Year: Evermore - Light Surrounding You
- Vodafone People's Choice Award: Opshop
- Best Group: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
- Best Male Solo Artist: Tim Finn - Imaginary Kingdom
- Best Female Solo Artist: Hollie Smith - Long Player
- Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Hollie Smith - Long Player
- Best Rock Album: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
- Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: PNC - Rookie Card
- Best Aotearoa Roots Album: Hollie Smith - Long Player
- C4 Best Music Video: Sam Peacocke - Crazy?Yes!Dumb?No! (The Mint Chicks)
- Best Dance/Electronica Album: Shapeshifter - Soulstice
- Best Maori Album: Richard Nunns & Hirini Melbourne - Te Whaiao: Te Ku Te Whe Remixed
- Best Gospel/Christian Album: Rapture Ruckus - I Believe
- Best Classical Album: John Psathas - View From Olympus
- The New Zealand Herald Legacy Award: Johnny Devlin
- International Achievement: Evermore
- Highest Selling Album: Brooke Fraser - Albertine
- Highest Selling Single: Atlas - Crawl
- Airplay Record of the Year: Brooke Fraser - Deciphering Me
see also 2007 in cricket
see also Rugby league in New Zealand
and Rugby league in 2007
April 25: Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes, daughter of actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (NZ Herald)
- 10 January: Aaron Mahoney, golfer (TV3)
- 7 February: Helen Duncan, politician (NZ Herald)
- 7 February: Alan McDiarmid, Nobel Laureate chemist (NZ Herald)
- 13 April: Don Selwyn, actor and director.
- 13 April: Dame Marie Clay, distinguished literacy researcher
- 16 April: Frank Bateson, astronomer.
- 26 April: Harry Lapwood, soldier and politician
- 29 April: Dick Motz, cricketer
- 2 May: Brad McGann, film director (In My Father's Den) (TVNZ)
- 2 May: Henare Te Ua, Māori radio broadcaster (NZ Herald)
- 19 May: Dean Eyre, politician.
- 10 June: Augie Auer, meteorologist. (NZ Herald).
- 15 June: Haydn Sherley - radio personality Press Release: New Zealand Government
- 20 June: Sir Trevor Henry, supreme court judge.
- 26 June: Joey Sadler, 1935-36 All Black scrum half
- 23 July: Jarrod Cunningham, 7 September 1968 - 23 July 2007 - Hawkes Bay, Central Vikings, New Zealand Maori, Hurricanes and Blues, and London Irish Rugby union player.
- 7 August: Sir Angus Tait, electronics innovator.
- 15 August: Geoffrey Orbell, rediscoverer of the Takahē
- 28 August: Nikola Nobilo, winemaker.
- 29 August: Sir James Fletcher II, industrialist.
- 1 September: Sir Roy McKenzie, philanthropist.
- 3 September: Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist.
- 13 September: Whakahuihui Vercoe, Bishop of Aotearoa and Archbishop of New Zealand.
- 19 September: Neil Morrison, city councillor and MP.
- 24 October: Ian Middleton, novelist.
- 3 December: John Belgrave, senior public servant and Chief Ombudsman of New Zealand.
For world events and topics in 2007 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 2007