The XIV Commonwealth Games, the third to be hosted by New Zealand and Auckland's second, witnessed a fantastic opening ceremony comprising a magnificent and moving portrayal of the forces that led to the formation of New Zealand society and culture.
Thankfully, the perennially threatened boycott gave way to a new positive spirit of co-operation far more in keeping with the image of "The Friendly Games" and a new record of 54 nations participated in the second Auckland Games.
Of the competing nations, 29 succeeded in winning medals from a total of 639 medals available. Australia headed the medals table with New Zealand claiming fourth place behind England and Canada.
Featured in the second Auckland Games were 10 sports: athletics, aquatics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, judo, lawn bowls, shooting and weightlifting.
SPORTS TEAM MANAGERS
Aquatics Team Manager - Mr Cooil
Cycling Team Manager - Mr Ward
Shooting Team Manager - Mr Harrison
General Team Manager - Mr R E Killey
Assistant Team Manager - Mr D Lace
Deputy Commandant - Mr Mead