1962 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,515,800
- Increase since 31 December 1961: 54,500 (2.21%)
- Males per 100 females: 101.0
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – Elizabeth II
- Governor-General – The Viscount Cobham GCMG TD, followed by Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson GCMG GCVO DSO OBE.
- Speaker of the House – Ronald Algie.
- Prime Minister – Keith Holyoake
- Deputy Prime Minister – Jack Marshall.
- Minister of Finance – Harry Lake.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Keith Holyoake.
- Attorney-General – Ralph Hanan.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland – Dove-Myer Robinson
- Mayor of Hamilton – Dennis Rogers
- Mayor of Wellington – Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch – George Manning
- Mayor of Dunedin – Thomas Kay Stuart Sidey
- The Office of the Ombudsman was established
Arts and literature
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.
- 27 January: Peter Snell sets a new world record for the mile of 3m 54.4s, running at Cook's Gardens, Wanganui.
- Barry Magee wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:24:55.4 in Auckland.
- The 69th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by G.G. Haase of Dunedin.
- Lordship defeats Cardigan Bay to win the rain affected New Zealand Trotting Cup
- Auckland Trotting Cup: Dandy Briar
- The Chatham Cup is won by Hamilton Technical Old Boys who beat Northern of Dunedin 4—1 in the final.
- Provincial league champions:
- 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.
- 12 January (in England): Terry Wiles, thalidomide survivor.
- 4 February: Frank Bunce, rugby union player.
- 17 February: Tony Blain, cricketer.
- 1 March: Russell Coutts, yachtsman.
- 4 March: John Young, composer.
- 15 March: Trevor Franklin, cricketer.
- 6 June: Grant Fox, rugby player.
- 8 June: John Cutler, yachtsman.
- 22 July: Rena Owen, actress.
- 5 August: Richard de Groen, cricketer.
- 13 September: Brian Fowler, cyclist.
- 21 September: Kelly Evernden, tennis player.
- 22 September: Martin Crowe, cricketer.
- 27 September: Gavin Larsen, cricketer.
- 9 October: Paul Radisich, racing driver.
- 12 October: Mark S. Olsen, painter.
- 7 November: Debbie Hockley, cricketer.
- 29 December: Wynton Rufer, soccer player.
- Tim Chadwick, artist and writer.
- Jon Stevens, singer.
- 26 April: Clarence "Gerry" Skinner, Labour politician.
- 20 June John Houston, historian and writer.
- 18 July: G. H. Cunningham, mycologist and plant pathologist.
- 18 September: Clyde Carr, Labour politician.
- 8 October: Donald Charles Cameron, Mayor of Dunedin
- 28 October: Frederick Schramm, Labour politician and 11th Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- TVNZ Timeline
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Rothmans Cup