By W. C. Watt
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1987 The Maori Council wins the right to stop Crown land being transferred to the new state owned enterprises and Treaty of Waitangi to apply to any such lands. This decision unleashes an avalanche of new treaty claims over land grievances. August-September, All Blacks win inaugural Rugby World Cup. October, share market crash. Lange lead Labor to electoral victory over National's Jim McLay by 19 seats. 1988 Royal Commission on Social Policy reports arguing for targeting of welfare. Gibb Report recommends more businesslike approach to running the health system.
1971 Vietnam protests reach their height. Census shows 60 percent of Maori are living in cities. 1972 February 7, Holyoake retires and John Marshall takes over as prime minister. New Zealand Film Commission established. Court Theater opens in Christchurch. November 25, Norm Kirk leads labor to election victory by 23 seats. December, equal pay for women in the private sector introduced; no-fault accident compensation recommended; compulsory military training ended; and troops brought home from Vietnam.
Gibb Report recommends more businesslike approach to running the health system. Picot Report recommends greater parent input into school governance. 1989 Reserve Bank Act passed to secure price stability by empowering an independent governor to hold annual inflation under 2 percent. 5 percent. Post Bank xxxii Timeline of Historical Events sold to the Australia New Zealand Bank. New Zealand Steel, Coal Corp, and State Insurance privatized. School boards of trustees meet for the first time. Sunday trading begins, and third television channel begins broadcasting.
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