1963 in New Zealand

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1963 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1963 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated Population as of 31 December: 2,566,900[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1962: 51,100 (2.03%)
  • Males per 100 Females: 100.8


Regal and Vice Regal[edit]


The 33rd New Zealand Parliament concluded and a general election was held on 30 November. This saw the National Party returned with the loss of one seat to have a majority of 10 seats.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1963 in art, 1963 in literature, Category:1963 books


See: 1963 in music

Radio and Television[edit]

  • There are 80,000 television licences issued, and an estimated 300,000 television viewers in New Zealand. [3]

See: 1963 in New Zealand television, 1963 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1963 film awards, 1963 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1963 films



Jeff Julian wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:22:52 on 9 March in Hawera.


  • The 70th National Chess Championship is held in Christchurch. The title is shared by Ortvin Sarapu and R.J. Sutton, both of Auckland.[9]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Wellington.[12]

  • Men's singles champion – A. Govorko (Ngongotaha Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – S.W. Jolly, J.N.S. Flett (skip) (Point Chevalier Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – J.D. Scott, N. Cash, J. Coltman, Bill O'Neill (skip) (Carlton Bowling Club)



Category:1963 births


Category:1963 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1963 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1963


  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. ^ "Profile of Tauranga". Hitachi International Association. Retrieved 19 December 2008.
  6. ^ "New Zealand's worst air disasters". New Zealand Herald. 28 November 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  7. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  8. ^ "Bassett Road machine-gun murders". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 18 October 2013.
  9. ^ List of NZ chess champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  11. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ NZ Soccer Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  15. ^ Rothmans Cup

External links[edit]

Media related to 1963 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons