1971 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 References
- 9 See also
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,888,500
- Increase since 31 December 1970: 46,400 (1.63%)
- Males per 100 females: 99.7
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 until 2 February, then Dan Riddiford.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Dove-Myer Robinson
- Mayor of Hamilton - Mike Minogue
- Mayor of Wellington - Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch - Ron Guthrey then Neville G. Pickering
- Mayor of Dunedin - Jim Barnes
- 18 August – The nation's first Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant opens in Royal Oak, Auckland, beginning a decade of American fast food chains being established in New Zealand.
- The Manapouri Power Station, the country's largest hydroelectric facility, is completed. It wouldn't export any electricity until April 1972 when transmission lines to Invercargill were completed.
- 25 October – The Christchurch to Dunedin overnight express becomes the last revenue steam locomotive-hauled train service, as the New Zealand Railways completes dieselisation.
Arts and literature
See: 1971 in music
Radio and television
- In 1971 there was a major breakthrough for international news when the Warkworth Satellite station was opened. 
- The Melbourne Cup was the first live international broadcast, in November.
- The radio licence fee was abolished, and the television fee set at NZ$20 per year.
- Feltex Television Awards:
See: 1971 in New Zealand television, 1971 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 third national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:17:16.4 on 6 March in Invercargill.
- The 78th National Chess Championship is held in Nelson, and is won by R.J. Sutton of Auckland (his second title).
- New Zealand National Soccer League won by Eastern Suburbs AFC
- The Chatham Cup is won by Western Suburbs FC of Wellington who beat Wellington City 3—2 in the final.
- 23 January: Adam Parore, cricketer.
- 5 March: Cory Hutchings, surf livesaving and ironman competitor.
- 29 March: Julie Seymour, netball player.
- 11 April: Mark Cooksley, rugby union player.
- 12 April: Gregory Russ, field hockey player.
- 28 April: Hamish Carter, triathlete.
- 2 June: Dion Gosling, field hockey player.
- 11 June: Mark Richardson, cricketer
- 18 June: Blair Pocock, cricketer.
- 20 June: Josh Kronfeld, rugby union player.
- 25 June: Paul Gibbons, pole vaulter.
- 9 August: Jon Toogood, musician, songwriter.
- 15 August: Umesh Parag, field hockey player.
- 18 August: Jonathan Winter, swimmer.
- 24 August: Heremaia Ngata, soccer player.
- 27 August: Glen Osborne, rugby union player.
- 15 September: Nathan Astle, cricketer.
- 18 September: Tom Larkin, musician.
- 20 September: Todd Blackadder, rugby union player.
- 8 October: Marc Ellis, rugby union and rugby league player, television personality.
- 25 October: Martin Leslie, rugby union player.
- 31 October: Phil Tataurangi, golfer.
- 20 November: Dion Nash, cricketer.
- 30 November: Heath Davis, cricketer.
- 13 December: Vaughan Coveny, soccer player.
- 20 December: Simon O'Neill, opera singer.
- 24 December: Geoff Allott, cricketer.
- 24 June: Jack Dunning, cricketer.
- 19 September: Ted Badcock, cricketer.
- 10 October: John Cawte Beaglehole, historian and biographer.
- 15 December: Air Marshall Roderick Carr
- Harold Abbott, rugby union player.
- Mary Grigg, politician.
- Robert Laidlaw, businessman.
- R. A. K. Mason, poet.
- 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.
- "Manapouri Facts and Figures - Meridian Energy" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com