1925 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Regal and viceregal
The 21st New Zealand Parliament concluded, with its final year being marked by the death of premier William Massey. The Reform Party governed as a minority with the support of independents. Following the general election in November, the Reform Party held a much stronger franchise with 55 of the 80 seats.
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham
- Prime Minister - William Massey, succeeded by Francis Bell (New Zealand politician) (for 16 days) then Gordon Coates.
- Minister of Finance - William Massey, succeeded by William Nosworthy
- Leader of the Opposition - Thomas Wilford (Liberal Party) until 13 August, then George Forbes (Liberal) until 14 October, then vacant (until June 1926).
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - James Gunson, succeeded by George Baildon
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Robert Wright, succeeded by Charles Norwood
- Mayor of Christchurch - James Arthur Flesher, succeeded by John Archer
- Mayor of Dunedin - Harold Livingstone Tapley
- New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition staged at Logan Park, Dunedin.
- Tokelau transferred to New Zealand from the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony.
- National scheme for vehicle registration plates introduced.
- Followers of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana form the Ratana Church.
- Paparua Prison opened.
- The Pacific battlefleet of the U.S. Navy undertook a goodwill tour of New Zealand.
- Ernest Rutherford appointed to the Order of Merit
- Alfred Averill succeeds Churchill Julius as Archbishop of New Zealand
- 3–4 November:General election
Arts and literature
- Allen Adair published by Jane Mander
- See: 1925 in music
- The Radio Broadcasting Company (RBC) began broadcasts throughout New Zealand
- The 34th National Chess Championship was held in Nelson, and was won by C.J.S. Purdy of Sydney.
- The 12th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ewen MacFarlane, and amateur.
- The 29th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch 
- Men: T.H. Horton (Masterton)
- Women: Mrs P.L. Dodgshun (Dunedin).
- 1925 New Zealand rugby union tour of Australia
- Auckland Rugby Union makes Eden Park its headquarters
- The Ranfurly Shield is successfully defended by Hawkes Bay for the third full season in a row. Challengers defeated were Wairarapa (22-3), Canterbury (24-18), Southland (31-12), Taranaki (28-3), Wellington (20-11) and Otago (34-14).
- 1925 Chatham Cup won by YMCA (Wellington)
- Provincial league champions: 
- Auckland: Thistle
- Canterbury: Sunnyside
- Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
- Nelson: Thistle
- Otago: Northern
- South Canterbury: Rangers
- Southland: Central
- Taranaki: Manaia
- Wanganui: Eastown Workshops
- Wellington: YMCA
- See also: Category:1925 births
- 25 January: Eric Dempster, cricketer.
- 25 March: O. E. Middleton, writer.
- 14 May: W. H. Oliver, poet and historian.
- Fraser Colman, politician.
- Pat O'Connor, professional wrestler.
- Bert Potter, commune leader.
- Eva Rickard, Māori leader and activist.
- Thomas Thorp, High Court judge.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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