1974 in New Zealand

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1974 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 3,091,900[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1973: 65,200 (2.20%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.7


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 37th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was by a Labour majority of 55 seats to the National Party's 32 seats.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1974 in art, 1974 in literature, Category:1974 books


New Zealand Music Awards[edit]

  • BEST NEW ARTIST Bunny Walters
  • RECORDING ARTIST / GROUP OF THE YEAR Bull Dogs All-Star Goodtime Band
  • BEST NZ RECORDED COMPOSITION John Hanlon - Is It Natural
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Mike Harvey - Is It Natural
  • ARRANGER OF THE YEAR Mike Harvey - Is It Natural

See: 1974 in music

Performing arts[edit]

Radio and television[edit]

  • The target delivery date for colour television for all New Zealanders was when the country hosted the 1974 Commonwealth Games. [1]
  • Feltex Television Awards:

See: 1974 in New Zealand television, 1974 in television, Category:Television in New Zealand, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television shows, Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1974 film awards, 1974 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1974 films



British Commonwealth Games[edit]

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
9 8 18 35


  • The 81st National Chess Championship is held in Christchurch. The title is shared by P.A. Garbett and Ortvin Sarapu, both of Auckland.[7]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]



Category:1974 births


Category:1974 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 Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Royal tours". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  6. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to 1974 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons