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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Recent Growth

In the short span of four years, television has reached nearly 50 per cent of New Zealand households. For the year ended 28 February 1965 the number of licensed sets was 305,410, with just over 31,000 being covered by hirers' licences. The figures for each district closely follow the population pattern and approximately one-third of all sets is in the Auckland area.