1970 in New Zealand

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1970 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,852,100[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1969: 48,100 (1.72%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.9

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

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

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 15 January: Police and anti-Vietnam war protestors clash outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Auckland, where visiting U.S. Vice-president Spiro Agnew is staying.[5][6]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1970 in art, 1970 in literature, Category:1970 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

See: 1970 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and Television[edit]

  • Radio Hauraki granted the very first commercial licence in New Zealand breaking the government monopoly of the radio airwaves.

See: 1970 in New Zealand television, 1970 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1970 film awards, 1970 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1970 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

See: 1970 in sports , Category:1970 in sports ,

Athletics[edit]

  • Jeff Julian wins his fourth national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:24:32 on 7 March in Napier.

Chess[edit]

  • The 77th National Chess Championship is held in Auckland, and is won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 11th title).[7]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Category:1970 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1970 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1970

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1970 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons