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


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

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

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


New Zealand Music Awards

  • 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

Radio and television

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

See: 1974 in New Zealand television, 1974 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, Category:New Zealand television programmes, 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




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

Commonwealth Games

Horse racing

Harness racing



Category:1974 births


Category:1974 deaths

See also


  1. Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Royal tours". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  7. List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  8. List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  10. Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com

External links

Media related to 1974 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons