1967 in New Zealand
- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,745,000
- Increase since 31 December 1966: 33,700 (1.24%)
- Males per 100 females: 100.2
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – Elizabeth II
- Governor-General – Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson GCMG GCVO DSO OBE, followed by Sir Arthur Porritt Bt GCMG GCVO CBE.
- Speaker of the House – Roy Jack.
- Prime Minister – Keith Holyoake
- Deputy Prime Minister – Jack Marshall.
- Minister of Finance – Harry Lake then Robert Muldoon.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Keith Holyoake.
- Attorney-General – Ralph Hanan.
- Leader of the Opposition – Norman Kirk (Labour).
- Leader of the Social Credit Party – Vernon Cracknell
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland – Roy McElroy
- Mayor of Hamilton – Dennis Rogers
- Mayor of Wellington – Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch – George Manning
- Mayor of Dunedin – Russell John Calvert
- 19 January: A gas explosion in the Strongman coal mine near Greymouth kills 19 miners.
- February: Free milk in schools (a half pint daily for each primary school pupil) was stopped, it had been distributed since 1937. Some schools continued it with parents paying.
- 10 July: The nation's currency is decimalised, with the New Zealand dollar replacing the New Zealand pound at a rate of two dollars to a pound.
- 23 September: Referendums were held on whether to extend hotel closing hours (passed), and whether to extend the term of Parliament (failed; see referendum).
- 9 October: Three weeks after the referendum, bar closing times were extended to 10pm.
Arts and literature
See: 1967 in music
Radio and television
See: 1967 in New Zealand television, 1967 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand
- David McKenzie wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:21:50 in Lower Hutt.
- The 74th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 9th title).
- The Chatham Cup is won by North Shore United who beat Christchurch City 2—1 in the final.
- Northern League champions: Ponsonby AFC
- Disagreement over the inclusion of a Gisborne team in the Western League caused its dissolution and the establishment of a Central Districts League, with Wanganui omitted but Poverty Bay and Wairarapa included. The premier division was won by Eastern Union
- Provincial league champions:
- 6 January: Craig Perks, golfer.
- 17 March: Andrew Bird, rowing cox.
- 27 March: Anthony Thornton, field hockey player.
- 7 April: Scott Hobson, field hockey player.
- 17 April: Ian Jones, rugby player.
- 10 May: Eion Crossan, rugby player
- 23 May: Craig Monk, yachtsman.
- 31 May: Phil Keoghan, television presenter.
- 15 June: Paul Kingsman, swimmer.
- 12 July: Anthony Beks, swimmer.
- 1 August: Cameron Rhodes, actor.
- 30 August (in England): Justin Vaughan, cricketer.
- 4 September: Darrin Murray, cricketer.
- 18 September (in England): Gary Anderson, cyclist.
- 21 October: Gavin Lovegrove, javelin thrower.
- 26 October: Keith Urban, country singer.
- Bernard Beckett, writer.
- Niki Caro, filmmaker.
- Megan Gay, actress.
- Katherine Rich, politician.
- 11 January: Sir Eruera Tirikatene, politician
- 4 February : James Roberts trade unionist, former president of Labour Party
- 21 February : Harry Lake, politician, minister of finance
- 23 May: Robert Macalister, Mayor of Wellington.
- 22 October: Leonard Morton Wright, Mayor of Dunedin
- 3 November: Alexander Aitken, mathematician
- December: Edwin Thoms Cox (in Adelaide), Mayor of Dunedin
- 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
For world events and topics in 1967 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1967
- 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.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- 1967 soccer
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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