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33rd New Zealand Parliament

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The 33rd New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1960 general election on 26 November of that year.


  • 1960 general election 1
  • Sessions 2
  • Ministries 3
  • Initial composition of the 33rd Parliament 4
  • By-elections during 33rd Parliament 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

1960 general election

The 1960 general election was held on Saturday, 26 November.[1] A total of 80 MPs were elected; 51 represented North Island electorates, 25 represented South Island electorates, and the remaining four represented Māori electorates; this was the same distribution used since the 1957 election.[2] 1,310,742 voters were enrolled and the official turnout at the election was 89.8%.[1]


The 33rd Parliament sat for four sessions (there were two sessions in 1963), and was prorogued on 25 October 1963.[3]

Session Opened Adjouned
first 20 June 1961 1 December 1961
second 7 June 1962 14 December 1962
third 12 February 1963 12 February 1963
fourth 20 June 1963 25 October 1963


The Labour Party under Walter Nash had been in power since the 1957 election as the second Labour Government, but was defeated by the National Party at the 1960 election by a twelve-seat margin. Keith Holyoake formed the second Holyoake Ministry on 12 December 1960, which stayed in power until Holyoake stepped down in early 1972. The second National Government remained in place until its defeat at the 1972 election towards the end of that year.[4]

Initial composition of the 33rd Parliament

The (incomplete) table below shows the results of the 1960 general election:


 National    Labour    Social Credit  

Electorate results for the New Zealand general election, 1960[5]
Electorate Incumbent Winner Majority Runner up
General electorates
Ashburton Richard Gerard 2,558 G Glassey (Labour)
Auckland Central Bill Anderton Norman Douglas (N/A)
Avon John Mathison (N/A)
Awarua Gordon Grieve (N/A)
Bay of Plenty Percy Allen (N/A)
Buller Clarence Skinner (N/A)
Christchurch Central Robert Macfarlane (N/A)
Clutha James Roy Peter Gordon (N/A)
Dunedin Central Philip Connolly (N/A)
Dunedin North Ethel McMillan (N/A)
Eden Duncan Rae John Rae (N/A)
Egmont William Sheat (N/A)
Fendalton Jack Watts Harry Lake 2,722 Bill Rowling (Labour)
Franklin Alfred E. Allen (N/A)
Gisborne Reginald Keeling Esme Tombleson (N/A)
Grey Lynn Fred Hackett (N/A)
Hamilton Lance Adams-Schneider 2,583 Basil Arthur (Labour)
Hastings Edwin Keating Duncan MacIntyre (N/A)
Hauraki Arthur Kinsella 2,635 A C Tucker (Labour)
Hawkes Bay Cyril Harker (N/A)
Heretaunga Phil Holloway Ron Bailey (N/A)
Hobson Sidney Walter Smith Logan Sloane 1,401 Vernon Cracknell (Social Credit)
Hurunui William Gillespie (N/A)
Hutt Walter Nash (N/A)
Invercargill Ralph Hanan (N/A)
Island Bay Arnold Nordmeyer (N/A)
Karori Jack Marshall (N/A)
Lyttelton Norman Kirk (N/A)
Manawatu Blair Tennent (N/A)
Manukau Leon Gotz (N/A)
Marlborough Tom Shand (Labour)
Marsden Donald McKay (N/A)
Miramar Bill Fox (N/A)
Mornington Walter Hudson (N/A)
Mt Albert Warren Freer (N/A)
Napier Jim Edwards (N/A)
Nelson Stanley Whitehead (N/A)
New Plymouth Ernest Aderman (N/A)
North Shore Dean Eyre (N/A)
Onehunga Hugh Watt (N/A)
Onslow Henry May (N/A)
Otago Central John George (N/A)
Otahuhu James Deas (N/A)
Otaki James Joseph Maher Allan McCready 2,044 T W Cameron (Labour)
Pahiatua Keith Holyoake (N/A)
Palmerston North Philip Skoglund Bill Brown (N/A)
Patea Roy Jack (N/A)
Petone Michael Moohan (N/A)
Piako William Goosman (N/A)
Ponsonby Ritchie Macdonald (N/A)
Raglan Douglas Carter (N/A)
Rangitikei Norman Shelton (N/A)
Remuera Ronald Algie 6,109 Barry Gustafson (Labour)
Riccarton Mick Connelly (N/A)
Rodney Jack Scott 4,157 Phil Amos (Labour)
Rotorua Ray Boord Harry Lapwood (N/A)
Selwyn John McAlpine (N/A)
Roskill Arthur Faulkner (N/A)
St Albans Neville Pickering Bert Walker 298 Neville Pickering (Labour)
St Kilda William Fraser (N/A)
Stratford Thomas Murray (N/A)
Sydenham Mabel Howard 4,793 Derek Quigley (National)
Tamaki Bob Tizard Robert Muldoon Bob Tizard (Labour)
Tauranga George Walsh (N/A)
Timaru Clyde Carr (N/A)
Waikato Geoffrey Sim (N/A)
Waipa Hallyburton Johnstone (N/A)
Wairarapa Bertie Cooksley (N/A)
Waitakere Rex Mason (N/A)
Waitaki Thomas Hayman (N/A)
Waitemata Norman King (National)
Waitomo David Seath (N/A)
Wallace Brian Talboys (N/A)
Wellington Central Frank Kitts Dan Riddiford (N/A)
Westland James Begg Kent Paddy Blanchfield (N/A)
Whanganui Joseph Cotterill George Spooner (N/A)
Māori electorates
Eastern Maori Tiaki Omana 3,025 H T Reedy (National)
Northern Maori Tapihana Paikea 3,372 G R Harrison (National)
Southern Maori Eruera Tirikatene 3,947 N W Tutaki (National)
Western Maori Iriaka Matiu Ratana 4,666 Pei Te Hurinui Jones (National)

Table footnotes:

By-elections during 33rd Parliament

There were a number of changes during the term of the 33rd Parliament.

Electorate and by-election Date Incumbent Cause Winner
Hurunui 1961 10 June William Gillespie Death Herbert Pickering
Waitaki 1962 10 March Thomas Hayman Death Allan Dick
Buller 1962 7 July Jerry Skinner Death Bill Rowling
Timaru 1962 21 July Clyde Carr Resignation Basil Arthur
Otahuhu 1963 16 March James Deas Death Bob Tizard
Northern Maori 1963 16 March Tapihana Paikea Death Matiu Rata
Grey Lynn 1963 18 May Fred Hackett Death Reginald Keeling


  1. ^ a b "General elections 1853–2005 - dates & turnout". Elections New Zealand. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 173.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 142.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 88–92.
  5. ^ Norton 1988.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer.  
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