1980 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1980 in New Zealand.

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1980
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,176,400[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1979: 12,500 (0.40%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.2

The 39th New Zealand Parliament continued. The third National Party government was in power.

An attempt by high-ranking ministers Derek Quigley, Jim McLay, and Jim Bolger to replace Muldoon as prime minister (known as the “colonels’ coup”) with the deputy prime minister Talboys collapsed as a result of Talboys’ unwillingness to actively campaign against Muldoon.

Three by-elections occurred.

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