Third Labour Government of New Zealand

The Third Labour Government of New Zealand was the government of New Zealand from 1972 to 1975. During its time in office, it carried out a wide range of reforms in areas such as overseas trade, farming, public works, energy generation, local government, health, the arts, sport and recreation, regional development, environmental protection, education, housing, and social welfare.[1][2] Māori also benefited from revisions to the laws relating to land, together with a significant increase in a Māori and Island Affairs building programme.[3] In addition, the government encouraged biculturalism and a sense of New Zealand identity. The government lasted for one term before being defeated a year after the death of its popular leader, Norman Kirk.

Third Labour Government
ministries of New Zealand
Date formed8 December 1972
Date dissolved12 December 1975
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterNorman Kirk (1972–1974)
Bill Rowling (1974–1975)
Deputy Prime MinisterHugh Watt (1972–1974)
Bob Tizard (1974–1975)
Member partyLabour Party
Opposition partyNational Party
Opposition leader
PredecessorSecond National Government of New Zealand
SuccessorThird National Government of New Zealand