1971 in New Zealand

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1971 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,888,500[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1970: 46,400 (1.63%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.7

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

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

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • The Manapouri Power Station, the country's largest hydroelectric facility, is completed. It wouldn't export any electricity until April 1972 when transmission lines to Invercargill were completed.[5]

October[edit]

  • 25 October – The Christchurch to Dunedin overnight express becomes the last revenue steam locomotive-hauled train service, as the New Zealand Railways completes dieselisation.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1971 in art, 1971 in literature, Category:1971 books

Music[edit]

New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

See: 1971 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

  • Feltex Television Awards:
    • Best Programme: Gallery and In View of the Circumstances
    • Best Actor: Bruno Lawrence in Time Out
    • Best Performance as Frontman: Brian Edwards in Post Office Dispute
    • Best Entertainment: Dinah Lee
    • TVPDA Award for Allied Crafts: Waynne Williams

See: 1971 in New Zealand television, 1971 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:1971 film awards, 1971 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1971 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 78th National Chess Championship is held in Nelson, and is won by R.J. Sutton of Auckland (his second title).[6]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Category:1971 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1971 deaths

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  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". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Manapouri Facts and Figures - Meridian Energy". Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  9. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

See also[edit]