1921 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
- 10 External links
Regal and viceregal
The 20th New Zealand Parliament continued.
- Speaker of the House - TBD
- Prime Minister - TBD
- Deputy Prime Minister - TBD
- Minister of Finance - TBD
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - TBD
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - James Gunson
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - John Luke then Robert Wright
- Mayor of Christchurch - Henry Thacker
- Mayor of Dunedin - William Begg then James Sandilands Douglas
- 31 January: The first scheduled air mail service in New Zealand commences, linking Christchurch with Ashburton and Timaru.
- 17 November: The first radio broadcast in New Zealand was made by Professor Robert Jack from the physics department of the University of Otago.
Arts and literature
See: 1921 in music
- 17 November: Professor Robert Jack assembles a small transmitter at the University of Otago in Dunedin and broadcasts the first ever radio programme heard on New Zealand airwaves. The only known fact about the programme’s content is that it included the then popular song "Hello My Dearie".
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by E.S. Douglas (his fourth victory).
- The 25th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch 
- Men: A.G. Sime (Greymouth)
- Women: Mrs. G. Williams (her 4th title)
- 1921 South Africa rugby union tour of Australia and New Zealand
- Southland defended the Ranfurly Shield once against Otago (10-8) before losing it to Wellington (13-28). Wellington then defended it against Auckland (27-19) and Otago (13-8).
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Northcote
- Canterbury: Corinthians
- Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
- Nelson: Athletic
- Otago: HSOB
- Southland: Corinthians
- Wanganui: Eastown Workshops
- Wellington: Hospital
- 9 January: Fraser Barron, bomber pilot during WWII
- 30 January: Joan Faulkner-Blake, broadcaster.
- 23 May: Richard Harrison, politician and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- 26 May: Frank Mooney, cricketer.
- 7 June: Brian Talboys, politician.
- 25 September: Robert Muldoon, politician and Prime Minister.
- 9 October: Tom Marshall, Christian writer.
- 6 November: Geoff Rabone, cricketer.
- Peter Brown, artist.
- Arthur Faulkner, politician.
- Eric Holland, politician.
- Guy Natusch, architect.
- Miraka Szászy, Māori leader.
- 27 February: James Prendergast, 3rd Chief Justice of NZ.
- 19 April: Cathcart Wason, politician.
- 29 October: Samuel Tarratt Nevill, Anglican Bishop of Dunedin.
- 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 6 April 2008.
- "Dashing heroes of a harbour crossing". Otago Daily Times. 6 September 2008. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
- List of NZ chess champions
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- Encyclopedia of New Zealand, 1966
- DNZB entry for Cathcart Wason
- DNZB entry for Samuel Nevill
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