1924 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
- Head of State - George V
- Governor-General - The Viscount Jellicoe GCB OM GCVO succeeded by General Sir Charles Fergusson Bt GCMG KCB DSO MVO 
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham
- Prime Minister - William Massey
- Minister of Finance - William Massey
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - James Gunson
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Robert Wright
- Mayor of Christchurch - James Arthur Flesher
- Mayor of Dunedin - Harold Livingstone Tapley
- Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward', which was to become the main commercial cultivar of kiwifruit was first grown in 1924.
Arts and literature
See: 1924 in music
Appointments and awards
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- Arthur Porritt won the bronze medal in the Men's 100m at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. He also came 5th in the 200m.
- The 33rd National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by S. Crakanthorp of Sydney.
- The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss, with an aggregate of 301.
- The 28th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland 
- Men: L. Quin (Eltham)
- Women: Mrs ? Peake
- ARC Great Northern Derby: won by Ballymena (NZ)
- An All Black team toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada between September and February 1925. They won all 32 games on tour, and were nicknamed The Invincibles
- The Ranfurly Shield was held and defended by Hawkes Bay all season.
- Great Britain toured New Zealand, losing the test series 2-1
- 1st test, GB 31 - NZ 18, Dunedin
- 2nd test, NZ 13 - GB 11, Wellington
- 3rd test, NZ 16 - GB 8, Auckland
- 2nd Chatham Cup won by Harbour Board (Auckland)
- A Chinese Universities football team toured New Zealand, including four matches against the national team:
- 16 August, Auckland: NZ won 2-1
- 23 August, Wellington: draw 2-2
- 6 September, Dunedin: NZ won 5-3
- 13 September, Christchurch: NZ won 4-2
- Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Harbour Board
- Canterbury: Sunnyside
- Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
- Nelson: Athletic
- Otago: Seacliff
- South Canterbury: Albion Rovers
- Southland: Corinthians
- Taranaki: Kaponga
- Wanganui: YMCA
- Wellington: YMCA
- 21 January: Bill Andersen, trade unionist.
- 21 January: Ronald Sinclair, child actor.
- 22 January: Ortvin Sarapu, twenty-times New Zealand chess champion.
- 27 January: Lyn Philp, boxer.
- 29 February: David Beattie, Governor-general.
- 7 March (in London): J.G.A. Pocock, historian.
- 28 August: Tony MacGibbon, cricketer.
- 28 August: Janet Frame, writer.
- Brian Barratt-Boyes, heart surgeon.
- James Beard, architect.
- Len Castle, potter.
- Miriam Dell, women's advocate/leader.
- Pat Evison, Actress.
- William Fraser, politician.
- Gerald O'Brien, politician.
- Bob Tizard, politician.
- 17 July: William Davidson, pioneer of refrigerated shipping.
- 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.
- List of New Zealand 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
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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