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1971 in New Zealand

1971 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,888,500[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1970: 46,400 (1.63%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.7

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

The 36th Parliament of New Zealand continued, with the second National government in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

January

February

March

April

June

July

August

September

  • The Manapouri Power Station, the country's largest hydroelectric facility, is completed. It wouldn't export any electricity until April 1972 when transmission lines to Invercargill were completed.[5]

October

  • 25 October – The Christchurch to Dunedin overnight express becomes the last revenue steam locomotive-hauled train service, as the New Zealand Railways completes dieselisation.

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1971 in art, 1971 in literature, Category:1971 books

Music

New Zealand Music Awards

See: 1971 in music

Performing arts

Radio and television

  • In 1971 there was a major breakthrough for international news when the Warkworth Satellite station was opened. [1]
  • The Melbourne Cup was the first live international broadcast, in November.
  • The radio licence fee was abolished, and the television fee set at NZ$20 per year.
  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Programme: Gallery and In View of the Circumstances
    • Best Actor: Bruno Lawrence in Time Out
    • Best Performance as Frontman: Brian Edwards in Post Office Dispute
    • Best Entertainment: Dinah Lee
    • TVPDA Award for Allied Crafts: Waynne Williams

See: 1971 in New Zealand television, 1971 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

See: Category:1971 film awards, 1971 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1971 films

Appointments and awards

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

Sport

Athletics

Chess

  • The 78th National Chess Championship is held in Nelson, and is won by R.J. Sutton of Auckland (his second title).[6]

Horse racing

Harness racing

Soccer

Births

Category:1971 births

Deaths

Category:1971 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. ^ a b "Manapouri Facts and Figures - Meridian Energy". Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

See also

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