- Title: NEW ZEALAND GENERAL ELECTION.
- Date: 1st December 1960
- Summary: 1. LV Queen's Street, Auckland 0.04 2. LV Town Hall in Queen's Street 0.07 3. PAN from sign 'Green Lane Hospital' to building 0.11 4. SV Patient in bed gives vote to district officer 0.15 5. SV Officer puts vote into envelope 0.17 6. LV Man puts up polling booth sign 0.21 7. SV INT..Voter receives voting papers 0.25 8. CU Voter places vote in container 0.29 9. LV People leave and arrives at Remuera Library 0.33 10. CU Sign 'Maori Community Centre' 0.35 11. LV People enter centre 0.39 12. SV Miss R. Morrison, N. Z. tennis player, receives voting papers 0.42 13. SV Officials seated at tables 0.45 14. CU Maori inside polling station 0.47 15. SV EXT..Maori enters polling station 0.52 16. CU Maori puts vote in container 0.57 17. GV Outside "Lees Institute" booth 1.02 18. SV Voter fills in paper 1.06 19. CU Hand puts vote in urn 1.08 20. SV Man going towards booth 1.11 21. SV Woman counts votes 1.14 22. CU DITTO 1.18 23. SV Three people count votes 1.20 24. SV Man inside radio studio gives results 1.24 Initials BA/V/JH/ES Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 16th December 1960 12:00
- Location: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
- Country: New Zealand
- Reuters ID: LVA5TNFB1KV1GC9OL9H7CXJBY2MT
- Story Text: New Zealand's general election - for which polling took place Nov. 26 - resulted in a victory for the conservative National Party. The defeated Labour Party has formed the Government for the past three years.
In the old Parliament, Labour had 41 seats in the Lower House, and the National Party 39. Most observers foresaw a Labour victory, but after the million odd votes had been counted, the National Party had won 45 seats, against Labour's 35. There were six seats in which late votes - which traditionally go against Labour - might affect majorities.
Great trouble was taken to get votes from New Zealanders away from home. Over 1,000 such votes were recorded in Britain alone, and even the men serving in Antarctica were provided for. All 19 Communist candidates and 10 independents forfeited their deposits.
Leader of the winning National Party is 56-years old Mr. Keith Holyoake, who was Prime Minister for a few weeks before his party lost to Labour in 1957. The new Government is expected to bring in a more liberal import policy and to loosen state controls.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2015. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None