1965 in New Zealand

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1965 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,663,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1964: 46,800 (1.79%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.7


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 34th Parliament of New Zealand continued, with the 2nd National government in power.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1965 in art, 1965 in literature, Category:1965 books


New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

Loxene Golden Disc Ray Columbus & The Invaders – Till We Kissed

See: 1965 in music

Radio and television[edit]

  • Television in the "four main centres" (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin) is now broadcast seven nights a week. Broadcasting now totals 50 hours a week.
  • There are 300,000 television licences. [1]
  • New Zealand Television Workshop awards:
    • Best Factual: Compass
    • Best Light Entertainment: In the Groove
    • Best Children's Series: Junior Magazine with Jasmine

See: 1965 in New Zealand television, 1965 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:Television in New Zealand, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1965 film awards, 1965 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1965 films



Ray Puckett wins his fifth national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:24:26.8 on 13 March in Dunedin.


  • The 72nd National Chess Championships are held in Wellington. The winner is J.R. Phillips of Wellington[6]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Eastern Suburbs of Auckland who beat Saint Kilda 4—1 in the final.[9]
  • Provincial league champions:[10]
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Granity Athletic
    • Canterbury: Christchurch City
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Kiwi United
    • Marlborough: Woodbourne
    • Nelson: Rangers
    • Otago: St Kilda
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Moturoa
    • Wairarapa: Masterton Athletic
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Diamond
    • West Coast: Cobden-Kohinoor
  • The Northern League is formed, incorporating top teams from Northland, Auckland, Franklin and Waikato. The first League champions are Eastern Suburbs of Auckland.[11]


Category:1965 births


Category:1965 deaths

See also[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 f Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Bruce, David (30 October 2008). "Benmore gets more with first full rebuild". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  6. ^ list of NZ Chess champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  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. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  11. ^ Regional Champions 1965-1970

External links[edit]

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