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1961 in New Zealand

 

1961 in New Zealand


Contents

  • Population 1
  • Incumbents 2
    • Regal and viceregal 2.1
    • Government 2.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 2.3
    • Main centre leaders 2.4
  • Events 3
    • January 3.1
    • February 3.2
    • March 3.3
    • April 3.4
    • June 3.5
    • July 3.6
    • August 3.7
    • September 3.8
    • October 3.9
    • November 3.10
    • December 3.11
  • Arts and literature 4
    • Music 4.1
    • Radio and television 4.2
    • Film 4.3
  • Appointments and awards 5
  • Sport 6
    • Athletics 6.1
    • Chess 6.2
    • Cricket 6.3
    • Horse racing 6.4
      • Harness racing 6.4.1
    • Rugby union 6.5
    • Soccer 6.6
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • References 9
  • See also 10

Population

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,461,300[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1960: 57,700 (2.40%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.2

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

January

  • The Ohakuri hydroelectric power plant starts operation.

February

March

April

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1961 in art, 1961 in literature, Category:1961 books

Music

See: 1961 in music

Radio and television

  • Auckland television is extended to seven nights a week, two and a half hours a night. On 4 April, Auckland television went commercial. [1]
  • Television transmission began in Christchurch (a year later than Auckland) on 1 June 1961 and Wellington followed four weeks later. [2]

See: 1961 in New Zealand television, 1961 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

See: Category:1961 film awards, 1961 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1961 films

Appointments and awards

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

Sport

Athletics

Chess

  • The 68th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 6th title).[5]

Cricket

  • New Zealand tours South Africa (spanning December 1961 – February 1962) and drew the 5-Test series 2-2:[6]
    • 8–12 December 1961, Durban: 1st Test. SA won by 30 runs (SA 292 + 149, NZ 245 and 166)
    • 26–29 December 1961, Johannesburg: 2nd Test Drawn (SA 322 + 178/6 decl, NZ 223 + 165/4)
    • 1–4 January 1962, Cape Town: 3rd Test. NZ won by 72 runs (NZ 385 + 212/9 decl., SA 190 + 335)
    • 2–5 February 1962, Johannesburg: 4th test. SA won by innings & 51 runs (NZ 164 + 249, SA 464)
    • 16–20 February 1962, Port Elizabeth: 5th Test: NZ won by 40 runs (NZ 275 + 228, SA 190 + 273)

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby union

  • France tour New Zealand, losing all three Test matches:[9]
    • 22 July, Eden Park, Auckland: New Zealand 13 – 6 France
    • 5 August, Athletic Park, Wellington: New Zealand 5 – 3 France
    • 19 August, lancaster Park, Christchurch: New Zealand 32 – 3 France

Soccer

  • An English FA XI tours New Zealand, handing out two heavy defeats to the national men's team.[10]
    • 5 June, Wellington: NZ 0 – 8 English FA XI
    • 10 June, Auckland: NZ 1 – 6 English FA XI
  • The Chatham Cup was won by Dunedin team Northern who beat North Shore United 2 – 0 in the final.[11]
  • Provincial league champions:[12]
    • Auckland: North Shore United
    • Bay of Plenty: Kawerau Town
    • Buller: Waimangaroa United
    • Canterbury: Technical OB
    • Franklin: Manurewa AFC
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Ohakea
    • Marlborough: Spartans
    • Nelson: Rangers
    • Northland: Kamo Swifts
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: Thistle
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Moturoa
    • Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
    • Wairarapa: YMCA
    • Wanganui: New Settlers
    • Wellington: Northern
    • West Coast: Grey United

Births

Category:1961 births

Deaths

Category:1961 deaths

References

  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. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  6. ^ Cricinfo Archive
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  9. ^ Pick and Go rugby results database
  10. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  11. ^ Chatham Cup: nzsoccer.com
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

See also


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