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.
New Zealand’s first satellite ground station opened at Warkworth, handling 4000 telephone circuits plus television broadcasting via INTELSAT IV.
Auckland aviation radio (ZLF) moved from Musick Point to Mangere airport.
The New Zealand Post Office changed 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.