1970 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: 2,852,100
- Increase since 31 December 1969: 48,100 (1.72%)
- Males per 100 females: 99.9
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 - Jack Marshall.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Dove-Myer Robinson
- Mayor of Hamilton - Mike Minogue
- Mayor of Wellington - Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch - Ron Guthrey
- Mayor of Dunedin - Jim Barnes
- 15 January: Police and anti-Vietnam war protestors clash outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Auckland, where visiting U.S. Vice-president Spiro Agnew is staying.
Arts and literature
- Loxene Golden Disc SOLOIST AWARD Craig Scott - Lets Get A Little Sentimental
- Loxene Golden Disc GROUP AWARD Hogsnort Rupert - Pretty Girl
See: 1970 in music
- Benny Award presented by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand to Howard Morrison and Oswald Astley Cheesman.
Radio and Television
- The Feltex Television Awards begin.
- Radio Hauraki granted the very first commercial licence in New Zealand breaking the government monopoly of the radio airwaves.
See: 1970 in New Zealand television, 1970 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand
- Jeff Julian wins his fourth national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:24:32 on 7 March in Napier.
- The 77th National Chess Championship is held in Auckland, and is won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 11th title).
- Establishment of the New Zealand National Soccer League
- Blockhouse Bay are the first National Soccer Champions.
- The Chatham Cup is won by Blockhouse Bay, who beat Western Suburbs FC (Wellington) 3-2 in a replay after the final ended at 2-2 after extra time.
- Northern League premier division (Thompson Shield) - Mount Albert
- Central League first division - Waterside
- Southern League first division - Christchurch Technical
- Promoted to NSL for 1971: Mount Albert-Ponsonby (following a merger) and Caversham (runners up in Southern League, as Christchurch Technical were connected to Christchurch United).
- 12 January: Brett Leaver, field hockey player
- 4 May: Paul Wiseman, cricketer
- 20 May: David Smail, golfer
- 13 June: Chris Cairns, cricketer
- 20 June: Maia Lewis, cricketer
- 9 August: Deborah Morris, politician
- 13 August: Glenn Jonas, cricketer
- 7 September: Guy Callaghan, butterfly swimmer
- 22 September: Hitro Okesene, rugby league player
- 19 October: Whetu Taewa, rugby league player
- 27 October (in Samoa): Alama Ieremia, rugby player
- 5 November: Andrew Hastie, field hockey player
- 3 December: Karen Smith, field hockey player
- 5 December: Matthew Horne, cricketer
- Catherine Chidgey, novellist
- Danielle Cormack, actor
- Katherine Dienes, organist and composer
- Nicola Kawana, actor
- Nanaia Mahuta, politician
- Simon Power, politician
- Katrina Shanks, politician
- Metiria Turei, politician
- 27 January: Rita Angus, painter.
- 2 June: Bruce McLaren, racing driver and car designer.
- 24 June: Tiaki Omana, politician.
- Philip Connolly, politician.
- Sir Charles Cotton, geologist.
- Hon. Jack Watts, politician.
- 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 1970 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1970
- 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.
- Today in History | NZHistory
- Life: Bin there, done that by Bill Ralston | New Zealand Listener
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- New Zealand soccer league tables 1970
- List of Chatham Cup winners
- Biographies of selected composers
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