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1964 in New Zealand

1964 in New Zealand


  • 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
    • New books 4.1
    • Music 4.2
    • Radio and television 4.3
    • Film 4.4
  • Appointments and awards 5
  • Sport 6
    • Athletics 6.1
    • Chess 6.2
    • Cricket 6.3
    • Horse racing 6.4
      • Harness racing 6.4.1
    • Summer Olympics 6.5
    • Netball 6.6
    • Rugby league 6.7
    • Rugby Union 6.8
    • Soccer 6.9
    • Yachting 6.10
  • Births 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,617,000[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1963: 50,100 (1.95%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.8


Regal and viceregal


The 34th New Zealand Parliament commenced, with the second National Government in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders



  • 2 January: description











Arts and literature

See 1964 in art, 1964 in literature

New books

See Category:1964 books


Radio and television

  • Coronation Street was shown for the first time on New Zealand television on AKTV2 in the Auckland region on Thursday 14 May, running from 8.25 pm to 8.52 pm. As television was not then networked throughout New Zealand, Wellington (WNTV1), Christchurch (CHTV3) and Dunedin (DNTV2) followed in June and July; on Tuesday in Wellington and Christchurch and Thursday in Dunedin.
  • Television licences reach 168,000.
  • A Māori broadcasting section of NZBC is established.
  • NZBC begins plans for the Avalon studios. [1]
  • New Zealand Television Workshop awards:
    • Best Factual: Focus
    • Best Light Entertainment: Music Hall
    • Best Documentary: The Distant Shore

See: 1964 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, Category:New Zealand television programmes, Public broadcasting in New Zealand.


See: Category:1964 film awards, 1964 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1964 films

Appointments and awards

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




  • The 71st National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by R.A. Court of Wellington.[7]


Horse racing

Harness racing

Summer Olympics


Rugby league

Rugby Union


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Mount Roskill who beat King Edward Technical College Old Boys 3—1 in the final.[10]
  • Provincial league champions:[11]
    • Auckland: Blockhouse Bay
    • Bay of Plenty: Kahukura
    • Buller: Waimangaroa United
    • Canterbury: Christchurch City
    • Franklin: Papatoetoe
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Thistle
    • Marlborough: Woodbourne
    • Nelson: Rangers
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Moturoa, Old Boys (shared)
    • Waikato: Hamilton
    • Wairarapa: YMCA
    • Wanganui: Wanganui United
    • Wellington: Diamond
    • West Coast: Grey United



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. ^ "The Beatles in New Zealand".  
  6. ^ "The Beatles in New Zealand".  
  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. Retrieved 14 May 2009. 

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