1925 in New Zealand

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1925 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal[edit]


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.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


The Government Tourist Court at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, Dunedin

Arts and literature[edit]

See: 1925 in art, 1925 in literature, Category:1925 books


See: 1925 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand
  • The Radio Broadcasting Company (RBC) began broadcasts throughout New Zealand


See: 1925 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1925 films



  • The 34th National Chess Championship was held in Nelson, and was won by C.J.S. Purdy of Sydney.[3]


  • The 12th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ewen MacFarlane, and amateur.[4]
  • The 29th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [5]
    • Men: T.H. Horton (Masterton)
    • Women: Mrs P.L. Dodgshun (Dunedin).

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]


  • 1925 Chatham Cup won by YMCA (Wellington)
  • Provincial league champions: [9]
    • 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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  4. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  8. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  9. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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