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.
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.
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.