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1962 in New Zealand

1962 in New Zealand


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,515,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1961: 54,500 (2.21%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.0


Regal and viceregal


Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders













Arts and literature

See 1962 in art, 1962 in literature, Category:1962 books


See: 1962 in music

Radio and television

  • New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS) is restructured on 1 April to form New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.
  • An outside broadcast van is in use in Auckland, and similar vans are ordered for Wellington and Christchurch.
  • Dunedin gets a television service on 1 July with the launch of DNTV2.
  • There are 23,343 licenced television sets in New Zealand.[5]

See: 1962 in New Zealand television, 1962 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1962 film awards, 1962 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1962 films

Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand




  • The 69th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by G.G. Haase of Dunedin.[7]

Horse racing

Harness racing


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Hamilton Technical Old Boys who beat Northern of Dunedin 4—1 in the final.[10]
  • Provincial league champions:[11]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Waimangaroa Utd
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Franklin: Manurewa AFC
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Thistle
    • Marlborough: Woodbourne
    • Nelson: Rangers
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: Thistle
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Moturoa
    • Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
    • Wairarapa: Lansdowne United
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Northern
    • West Coast: Runanga
  • The inaugural Rothmans Cup was played between the champion clubs from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago as a de facto national championship. The final was won by Northern AFC of Dunedin 3-2 on aggregate.[12]


Category:1962 births


See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ a b c d e Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ TVNZ Timeline
  6. ^
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records,
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  12. ^ Rothmans Cup
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