1913 in New Zealand
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Regal and Vice Regal 
- Speaker of the House — Arthur Guinness (Liberal), then Frederic Lang (Reform Party)
- Prime Minister — William Massey (Reform)
- Minister of Finance — James Allen (Reform)
Parliamentary opposition 
Main centre leaders 
- Mayor of Auckland — James Parr
- Mayor of Wellington — John Luke
- Mayor of Christchurch — Henry Holland
- Mayor of Dunedin — John Wilson, then William Downie Stewart
- 22 March: The world's first automatic totalisator is used at the Easter meeting at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland.
- 13 April: Frederik E. Sandford flies the rebuilt biplane Manurewa at Avondale Racecourse. The Manurewa was formerly owned and flown by the Walsh Brothers before it crashed (see 1911) but is now owned by a syndicate and been rebuilt by Sandford and William Miller.
- 19 April: American Arthur "Wizard" Stone flies a Blériot XI monoplane for 400 metres (0.25 mi) from the cricket ground at Auckland Domain.
- 24 April: "Wizard" Stone flies for an estimated 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Alexandra Park.
- April or May: Frederik Sandford flies the first woman passenger in New Zealand, a Miss Lester.
- 31 August: Sandford flies west from Avondale covering 3 miles (4.8 km) at 45 miles per hour (72 km/h), but crashes at New Lynn on the return to Avondale.
- 22 October: Wellington watersiders go on strike.
- 23 October: Wellington watersiders are locked out sparking nationwide waterfront strikes.
- 29 October: Over 1000 Wellington strikers hold a protest meeting at the Basin Reserve.
- 30 October: The first "special constables" arrive in Wellington.
- 8 November: "Special constables" occupy Auckland wharves leading to a general strike.
- 10 November: A general strike is called in Wellington but it is not supported.
- 23 November: The general strike in Auckland ends.
- 1 December: Auckland Exhibition opens.
- 20 December: Wellington watefront strike is called off.
- Arthur Schaef makes short powered hops in his second, unnamed, aircraft, at Lyall Bay, Wellington.
- Hector and Seaforth McKenzie fly their Hamilton biplane at Marton.
- Percy Fisher and Reginald White fly an aircraft of their own design at Greytown. The event is also filmed.
Arts and literature 
See: 1913 in music
Appointments and awards 
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- The 26th National Chess Championship was held in Nelson, and was won by J.C. Grierson of Auckland, his second title.
- The seventh New Zealand Open championship was won by E.S. Douglas.
- The 21st National Amateur Championships were held in Otago 
- Matchplay: B.B. Wood (Christchurch) — 2nd title
- Matchplay: Mrs. G Williams.
- Strokeplay: Mrs G. Williams — 3rd title
Horse racing 
Harness racing 
Thoroughbred racing 
Rugby league 
Rugby union 
- Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield against Wellington (6-5) and Poverty Bay (27-3) before losing it to Taranaki (11-14)
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Everton Auckland
- Canterbury: Sydenham
- Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
- Otago: Kaitangata FC
- Southland: Rangers
- Wanganui: Eastbrooke
- Wellington: Wellington Thistle
- Anthony Wilding is ranked the world's No.1 player and records a unique triple, winning world championships in hard court, lawn and indoor.
- 5 June: Alan Brash, Church leader.
- 25 September: Winifred Constance McQuilkan Hall, author under the name Clare Mallory.
- 17 January: Hon. John Bryce, politician.
- 24 September: Sir William Russell, politician.
- 10 November: Petrus Van der Velden, painter.
See also 
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170, page 52.
- "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- The First Automatic Totalisator, The Rutherford Journal.
- Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
- Those Daring Young Men in their Flying Machine: Sandford-Miller biplane flights at Avondale, 1913
- Auckland Airport
- Kiwi Aircraft Images: Bleriot XI
- Te Ara Encyclopedia 1966 — The Waterfront Strike, 1913
- New Zealand History online: Today in History 23 October, 1913
- Wellington History: City History 1890 -1918
- Auckland City Council: Living Room events — Skeletons in the Closet
- Amalgamated Workers Union: History — Some Important Dates in Trade Union History
- "02 Dec 1913 - AUCKLAND EXHIBITION. MESSAGE FROM THE KING.". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- "PGA European — Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "GOLF, WOMEN'S Competitions and Championships". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
Media related to 1913 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons