1967 in New Zealand

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1967 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1967 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,745,000[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1966: 33,700 (1.24%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.2


Regal and viceregal


The 35th Parliament of New Zealand commenced, with the second National government in power.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


  • 19 January: A gas explosion in the Strongman coal mine near Greymouth kills 19 miners.
  • February: 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.[5]
  • 10 July: The nation's currency is decimalised, with the New Zealand dollar replacing the New Zealand pound at a rate of two dollars to a pound.
  • 23 September: Referendums were held on whether to extend hotel closing hours (passed), and whether to extend the term of Parliament (failed; see referendum).
  • 9 October: Three weeks after the referendum, bar closing times were extended to 10pm; ending the six o'clock swill.

Arts and literature

See 1967 in art, 1967 in literature, Category:1967 books


New Zealand Music Awards

Loxene Golden Disc Lee Grant – Thanks To You

See: 1967 in music

Radio and television

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


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




  • The 74th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 9th title).[6]

Horse racing

Harness racing


  • The Chatham Cup is won by North Shore United who beat Christchurch City 2—1 in the final.[9]
  • Northern League champions: Ponsonby AFC
  • Disagreement over the inclusion of a Gisborne team in the Western League caused its dissolution and the establishment of a Central Districts League, with Wanganui omitted but Poverty Bay and Wairarapa included. The premier division was won by Eastern Union[10]
  • Provincial league champions:[11]
    • Canterbury: Christchurch City
    • Marlborough: Grosvenor Rovers
    • Nelson: Thistle
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Invercargill United
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Hungaria
    • West Coast: no competition


Category:1967 births


Category:1967 deaths

See also

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


  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. ^ nzhistory.net.nz
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ 1967 soccer
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  12. ^ "We have a new bishop!". Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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