1917 in New Zealand

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1917 in New Zealand


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 19th New Zealand Parliament continued as a grand coalition led by the Reform Party. The General Election which was due this year was deferred due to the war.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1917 in art, 1917 in literature, Category:1917 books


See: 1917 in music


See: Category:1917 film awards, 1917 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1917 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand



  • The New Zealand Open championship and National Amateur Championships were not held due to the war.[8]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • The Ranfurly Shield (held by Wellington) is not contested as interprovincial matches are cancelled due to the war.


Provincial league champions:[11]

  • Auckland: Brotherhood
  • Canterbury: Linwood
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Otago: Northern
  • Southland: No competition
  • Wanganui: No competition
  • Wellington: No competition


Category:1917 births


Category:1917 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The office of Governor was renamed Governor-General by Letters Patent of 28 June 1917
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "West Coast Times". National Library of New Zealand. 
  5. ^ Most likely a Caudron G.2, predecessor of the G.3
  6. ^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - Henry Wigram
  7. ^ Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
  8. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.