1962 in New Zealand

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1962 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1962 in New Zealand.

Population

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,515,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1961: 54,500 (2.21%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.0

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders

Events

January

  • 1 January: Samoa (then called Western Samoa) attains full independence, becoming the first independent Polynesian territory.

February

March

April

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Arts and literature

See 1962 in art, 1962 in literature, Category:1962 books

Music

See: 1962 in music

Radio and television

  • New Zealand Broadcasting Service (NZBS) is restructured on 1 April to form New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.
  • An outside broadcast van is in use in Auckland, and similar vans are ordered for Wellington and Christchurch.
  • Dunedin gets television service with the launch of DNTV2 on 31 July.
  • There are 23,343 licensed television sets in New Zealand.[5]

See: 1962 in New Zealand television, 1962 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

See: Category:1962 film awards, 1962 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1962 films

Sport

Athletics

British Empire and Commonwealth Games

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
10 12 10 32

Chess

  • The 69th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by G.G. Haase of Dunedin.[7]

Horse racing

Harness racing

Lawn bowls

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[10]

  • Men's singles champion – Jeff Barron (Miramar Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – Frank Livingstone, Bob McDonald (skip) (Onehunga Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – W. Humphreys, S. Barlow, H.W. Todd, R. Brown (skip) (Marlborough Bowling Club)

Soccer

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Hamilton Technical Old Boys who beat Northern of Dunedin 4—1 in the final.[11]
  • Provincial league champions:[12]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Waimangaroa Utd
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Franklin: Manurewa AFC
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Thistle
    • Marlborough: Woodbourne
    • Nelson: Rangers
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: Thistle
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Moturoa
    • Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
    • Wairarapa: Lansdowne United
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Northern
    • West Coast: Runanga
  • The inaugural Rothmans Cup was played between the champion clubs from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago as a de facto national championship. The final was won by Northern AFC of Dunedin 3-2 on aggregate.[13]

Births

Category:1962 births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates[permanent dead link]
  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". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  5. ^ TVNZ Timeline
  6. ^ NZhistory.net
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  13. ^ Rothmans Cup
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