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Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

It happened then

Some key events in New Zealand since 1960.

Crash helmets became compulsory for both motorcyclists and pillion passengers at all speeds. 2

Records were established at Rangiora and the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, with a highest-ever New Zealand temperature of 42 degrees Celcius. 3

New Zealand's television network began broadcasting in colour. 2

Television One and Television Two completed networking, which meant local television stations were now limited to a brief local news bulletin each night. 3

The Domestic Purposes Benefit was introduced for solo parents and those caring for a sick person at home. 3

2  The Dominion
3  from the forthcoming Day by Day in New Zealand History by Jim Sullivan