1968 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
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,773,000
- Increase since 31 December 1967: 28,000 (1.02%)
- Males per 100 females: 99.8 – Note that this was the first year (other than during a major war) in which the number of females exceeded the number of males.
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House – Roy Jack.
- Prime Minister – Keith Holyoake
- Deputy Prime Minister – Jack Marshall.
- Minister of Finance – 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 then Dove-Myer Robinson
- Mayor of Hamilton – Dennis Rogers then Mike Minogue
- Mayor of Wellington – Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch – George Manning then Ron Guthrey
- Mayor of Dunedin – Russell John Calvert then Jim Barnes
- The Southland Daily News, which had been acquired by its rival The Southland Times in 1967, ceased publication and was replaced by an evening edition of The Times. The paper was first published as Southern News and Foveaux Strait's Herald in 1861.
- 10 April Inter-Island ferry TEV Wahine foundered off Wellington with the loss of 53 lives.
Arts and literature
See: 1968 in music
Radio and television
- Jeff Julian wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:22:40 on 9 March in Whangarei.
- The Chatham Cup is won by Eastern Suburbs of Auckland, who beat Christchurch Technical 2—0 in the final.
- 1968 was the first year in which all three regional leagues operated, with the formation of the Southern League.
- Northern League premier division (Thompson Shield) won by Mt Wellington.
- Central League won by Western Suburbs FC
- Southern League First Division won by Christchurch City AFC
- The 75th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by B.R. Anderson of Christchurch.
- Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1967–68. The first Test was India's first win away from home, and the second Test was New Zealand's first victory over India.
- The 1968 Tasman Series was won by Jim Clark
- The 15th 1968 New Zealand Grand Prix was won by Chris Amon
- New Zealand at the 1968 Summer Olympics
- New Zealand competed at the Winter Olympics for only the third time, with a team of seven athletes.
- New Zealand competed in the 1968 Rugby League World Cup, losing all its 3 games to finish in last place.
- The national team of France toured New Zealand, losing all three tests and one of their nine provincial matches.
- 26 January: Chris Pringle, cricketer.
- January: Emma Paki, singer/songwriter.
- 29 February: Gareth Farr, composer and percussionist.
- 20 March: Lawrence Makoare, actor.
- 29 March: Lucy Lawless, actress and singer.
- 16 April (in England): Roger Twose, cricketer.
- 10 May: Craig Russ, field hockey player.
- 14 May (in Canada): Richard Tapper, swimmer.
- 25 May: Kevin Iro, rugby league player.
- 26 June: Scott Anderson, field hockey goalkeeper .
- 8 July: Shane Howarth, rugby player.
- 27 July: Cliff Curtis, actor.
- 31 July: Jenny Duck, field hockey player .
- 4 November: Lee Germon, cricketer.
- 21 August: Robbie Johnston, long-distance runner.
- 27 August: Matthew Ridge, rugby league player, rugby union player and television presenter.
- 24 October (in Papua New Guinea): Ross Anderson, swimmer.
- 18 November: Logan Edwards, rugby league player.
- 3 December: Toni Jeffs, swimmer.
- 15 December: Kirsa Jensen, missing person.
- 25 December: Jason Mackie, rugby league player.
- Greg Johnson, musician.
- Paul Moon, historian and biographer.
- Michael Parekowhai, sculptor.
- 4 June: Walter Nash, 27th Prime Minister of New Zealand
- 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.
- "Southland Times". National Library of New Zealand.
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- League tables 1968 - rsssf
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- XV New Zealand Grand Prix
- Kirsa Jensen on crime.co.nz
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