1917 in New Zealand
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- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Appointments and awards
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - George V
- Governor - The Earl of Liverpool Until 28 June 
- Governor-General - The Earl of Liverpool from 28 June
- Speaker of the House - Frederic Lang (Reform Party)
- Prime Minister - William Massey (Reform Party)
- Minister of Finance - Joseph Ward
- Leader of the Opposition - Joseph Ward (Liberal Party) Ward retained that title even though he was part of the coalition government.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - TBD
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow then John William Ellis
- Mayor of Wellington - TBD
- Mayor of Christchurch - Henry Holland
- Mayor of Dunedin - TBD
- The West Coast Times is merged into the Hokitika Guardian and Star. The newspaper started in 1865.
- April: The first Caudron biplane purchased by Henry Wigram for the Canterbury Aviation Company arrives.
- 1 May: The New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) is formed as the 3rd Brigade of the New Zealand Division, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
- 7 May: Cecil McKenzie Hill makes the first flight for the Canterbury Aviation Company.
- June: Pilot training by the Canterbury Aviation Company commences at Sockburn.
- 24 September: Ten New Zealand soldiers killed in England in Bere Ferrers rail accident.
- 20 October: 850 New Zealand soldiers killed in the Second Battle of Passchendaele, the greatest loss of life in a single day in the Military history of New Zealand.
- December: Six o’clock closing of hotel bars introduced as a wartime measure, see Six o'clock swill.
Arts and literature
See: 1917 in music
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- The New Zealand Open championship and National Amateur Championships were not held due to the war.
- The Ranfurly Shield (held by Wellington) is not contested as interprovincial matches are cancelled due to the war.
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Brotherhood
- Canterbury: Linwood
- Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
- Otago: Northern
- Southland: No competition
- Wanganui: No competition
- Wellington: No competition
- 6 May: Roy Scott, cricketer
- 6 July: Arthur Lydiard, runner and athletics coach
- 17 October: Martin Donnelly, cricketer.
- 13 December: Keith Hay, construction company founder, mayor of Mt Roskill, conservative activist.
- (in Vienna, Austria): Erich Geiringer, physician, writer, scholar.
- Frank Gill, Air Commodore and politician.
- Eddie Isbey, politician.
- (in England): David Henry Lewis, sailor and Polynesian scholar
- 3 February: Robert McNab, politician.
- 4 October: Dave Gallaher, rugby player (first captain of the All Blacks).
- 22 October: Bob Fitzsimmons, boxer.
- 12 December: Sir Charles Bowen, politician.
- 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
- The office of Governor was renamed Governor-General by Letters Patent of 28 June 1917
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "West Coast Times". National Library of New Zealand.
- Most likely a Caudron G.2, predecessor of the G.3
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - Henry Wigram
- Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.