1974 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1974 in New Zealand.

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1974
in
New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

PopulationEdit

  • 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

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and viceregalEdit

GovernmentEdit

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

Parliamentary oppositionEdit

Main centre leadersEdit

EventsEdit

Arts and literatureEdit

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

MusicEdit

New Zealand Music AwardsEdit

  • 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 artsEdit

Radio and televisionEdit

  • 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

FilmEdit

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

SportEdit

AthleticsEdit

British Commonwealth GamesEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
9 8 18 35

ChessEdit

  • 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 racingEdit

Harness racingEdit

SoccerEdit

BirthsEdit

Category:1974 births

DeathsEdit

Category:1974 deaths

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical population estimates tables". Statistics New Zealand.
  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". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. 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". Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008.
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  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
  11. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (10 October 2008). "Roll call: Rhys Darby". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

External linksEdit

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