1963 in New Zealand
* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 2,566,900 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1962: 51,100 (2.03%)
* Males per 100 Females: 100.8
Regal and Vice Regal
The 33rd New Zealand Parliament concluded and a general election was held on
30 November. This saw the National Party returned with the loss of one seat to have a majority of 10 seats.
*Speaker of the House -
Ronald Algie. Lambert & Palenski: "The New Zealand Almanac", 1982. ISBN 0908570554]
*Prime Minister -
*Deputy Prime Minister -
*Minister of Finance -
*Minister of Foreign Affairs -
* Leader of the Opposition -
Walter Nash(Labour) until 31 March, then Arnold Nordmeyer(Labour). [Cite web|url=http://www.elections.org.nz/democracy/leaders-opposition.html|title=Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition|accessdate=2008-04-06]
Main centre leaders
Mayor of Auckland- Dove-Myer Robinson
*Mayor of Hamilton -
Mayor of Wellington- Frank Kitts
Mayor of Christchurch- George Manning
Mayor of Dunedin- Thomas Kay Stuart Sidey
6 February: Queen Elizabeth IIarrives in New Zealand on the Royal Yacht "Britannia" [http://teara.govt.nz/1966/R/RoyalVisits/The1963Tour/en]
7 February: 15 people killed in a bus crash due to brake failure in the Brynderwyn hills in Northland [http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Kids/NZDisasters/Brynderwyns.asp]
Arts and literature
Maurice Shadboltwins the Robert Burns Fellowship.
1963 in art, 1963 in literature,
1963 in music
Radio and Television
*There are 80,000 television licences issued, and an estimated 300,000 television viewers in New Zealand. [http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz/pdf/tvnz_timeline.pdf]
1963 in New Zealand television, 1963 in television, List of TVNZ television programming, , , Public broadcasting in New Zealand
1963 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand,
Appointments and awards
New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand
Archbishop of New Zealand
Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
1963 in sports, , Summer Olympic Games(See and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games(Check name).
Jeff Julianwins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:22:52 on March 9in Hawera.
Super 14, Rugby Union World Cup, National Provincial Championship, , Bledisloe Cup, Tri Nations Series, Ranfurly Shield
*Cricket: Various Tours,
New Zealand cricket team, Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, Cricket World Cup
New Zealand Open, Check in overseas tourniments.
*Horse racing: See , list winners.
New Zealand Warriors, Bartercard Cup, New Zealand national rugby league team, Rugby League World Cup
Silver Ferns, National Bank Cup, Netball World Championships
New Zealand champions (soccer), New Zealand Football Championship, New Zealand National Soccer League, New Zealand national soccer team, Chatham Cup,
Tall Blacks, New Zealand Breakers
4 January: Sean Fitzpatrick, rugby player.
21 February: Greg Turner, golfer.
16 March: Kevin Smith, actor.
18 June: Paul Honiss, rugby referee.
20 July: Catherine Campbell, cricketer.
20 July: Mike Davidson, freestyle swimmer.
20 August: Ian Woodley, field hockey goalkeeper.
26 August: Christine Arthur, field hockey player.
9 September(in England): Sarah Illingworth, cricketer.
10 September: Jay Laga'aia, actor.
17 September: Warren Gatland, rugby player and coach.
11 December: Mark Greatbatch, cricketer.
24 December: David Grundy, field hockey player.
Joanna Bourke, historian.
* Andrew Johnston, poet.
* (in Poland):
Ralph Talmont, photographer.
7 January: Tapihana Paraire Paikea, politician.
19 March: Frederick Hackett, politician.
4 July: Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg, soldier, Governor-General of New Zealand.
14 July: Maud Basham (Aunt Daisy, radio personality.
19 September: Sir David Low, cartoonist.
List of years in New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand history
History of New Zealand
Military history of New Zealand
Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
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