1970 – 1979

1970: A McKinsey report commissioned by the P&T Department found that “its management structure failed to address the specific, separate needs of its main businesses – telecommunications, banking and postal delivery.” 1

Introduction of GENTEX system for automatic switching on larger telegraph circuits, largely eliminating the need to re-transmit telegrams.

1971: New Zealand’s first satellite ground station opens at Warkworth, handling 4000 telephone circuits plus television broadcasting via INTELSAT IV.

Phillippa Reynolds was the first woman to undertake a Radio Inspector's course with teh Nnew Zealand Post Office. Photo: Post Office News, October 1971

Phillippa Reynolds was the first woman to undertake a Radio Inspector’s course with the New Zealand Post Office. Photo: Post Office News, October 1971

1972: Auckland aviation radio (ZLF) moves from Musick Point to Mangere airport.

1975: The New Zealand Post Office changes its logo from the ‘Post Office badge’ to a stylised envelope.

The NZPO badge (left) and the logo that replaced it in 1975

The NZPO badge (left) and the logo that replaced it in 1975


» 1980 – 1989


Sources

1 Wilson, A.C. (1994). Wire and wireless: A history of telecommunications in New Zealand 1890-1987, (p 147), Palmerston North, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.