1967 in New Zealand

1967 in New Zealand


* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 2,745,000 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1966: 33,700 (1.24%)
* Males per 100 Females: 100.2


Regal and Vice Regal

*Head of State - Queen Elizabeth II
*Governor-General - Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson GCMG GCVO DSO OBE, followed by Sir Arthur Porritt Bt GCMG GCVO CBE. [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]


The 35th Parliament of New Zealand commenced, with the second National government in power.
*Speaker of the House - Roy Jack. Lambert & Palenski: "The New Zealand Almanac", 1982. ISBN 0908570554]
*Prime Minister - Keith Holyoake
*Deputy Prime Minister - Jack Marshall.
*Minister of Finance - Harry Lake then Robert Muldoon.
*Minister of Foreign Affairs - Keith Holyoake.
*Attorney-General - Ralph Hanan.

Parliamentary opposition

* Leader of the Opposition - Norman Kirk (Labour). [Cite web|url=http://www.elections.org.nz/democracy/leaders-opposition.html|title=Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition|accessdate=2008-04-06]
* Leader of the Social Credit Party - Vernon Cracknell

Main centre leaders

*Mayor of Auckland - Roy McElroy
*Mayor of Hamilton - Dennis Rogers
*Mayor of Wellington - Frank Kitts
*Mayor of Christchurch - George Manning
*Mayor of Dunedin - Russell John Calvert


* 19 January: A gas explosion in the Strongman coal mine near Greymouth kills 19 miners.
* 10 July: Decimal Currency Day, when the currency was Decimalised with two dollars replacing one pound; see also Coins of the New Zealand dollar.
* Free milk in schools (a half pint daily for each primary school pupil) was stopped, it had been distributed since 1937. Some schools continued it with parents paying. [ [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/timeline&new_date=10/02 nzhistory.net.nz] ]

Arts and literature

*James K. Baxter wins the Robert Burns Fellowship.

See 1967 in art, 1967 in literature,


New Zealand Music Awards


See: 1967 in music

Radio and Television

See: 1967 in New Zealand television, 1967 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, , , Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: , 1967 in film , List of New Zealand feature films , Cinema of New Zealand,

Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit , Order of New Zealand
*Archbishop of New Zealand
*Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia , see appointments to Diocese


* See: 1967 in sports , , Summer Olympic Games (See and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games (Check name).
*Athletics::David McKenzie wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:21:50 in Lower Hutt.
*Rugby: , Super 14, Rugby Union World Cup, National Provincial Championship , , Bledisloe Cup , Tri Nations Series , Ranfurly Shield
*Cricket: Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team , Chappell-Hadlee Trophy , Cricket World Cup
*Gold: New Zealand Open , Check in overseas tourniments.
*Horse racing: See , list winners.
*Rugby league New Zealand Warriors , Bartercard Cup , New Zealand national rugby league team , Rugby League World Cup
*Netball: Silver Ferns , National Bank Cup , Netball World Championships
*Soccer: New Zealand champions (soccer) , New Zealand Football Championship , New Zealand National Soccer League , New Zealand national soccer team , Chatham Cup ,
*Basketball: Tall Blacks , New Zealand Breakers
*Other Sports


* 6 January: Craig Perks, golfer.
* 17 March: Andrew Bird, rowing cox.
* 27 March: Anthony Thornton, field hockey player.
* 7 April: Scott Hobson, field hockey player.
* 17 April: Ian Jones, rugby player.
* 23 May: Craig Monk, yachtsman.
* 31 May: Phil Keoghan, television presenter.
* 15 June: Paul Kingsman, swimmer.
* 12 July: Anthony Beks, swimmer.
* 1 August: Cameron Rhodes, actor.
* 30 August (in England): Justin Vaughan, cricketer.
* 4 September: Darrin Murray, cricketer.
* 18 September (in England): Gary Anderson, cyclist.
* 21 October: Gavin Lovegrove, javelin thrower.
* 26 October: Keith Urban, country singer.

* Bernard Beckett, writer.
* Niki Caro, filmmaker.
* Megan Gay, actress.
* Katherine Rich, politician.


* 11 January: Sir Eruera Tirikatene, politician
* February : Harry Lake, politician
* 3 November: Alexander Aitken, mathematician

* Robert Macalister, Mayor of Wellington.


ee also

*List of years in New Zealand
*Timeline of New Zealand history
*History of New Zealand
*Military history of New Zealand
*Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
*Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica

"For world events and topics in 1967 not specifically related to New Zealand see": 1967

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