1928 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Appointments and awards
- 6 Sport
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,467,400 
- Increase since previous 31/12/1927: 17,000 (1.17%)
- Males per 100 females: 104.2
Regal and viceregal
The 22nd New Zealand Parliament concluded.
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - TBD
- Deputy Prime Minister - TBD
- Minister of Finance - William Downie Stewart (Reform) until 10 December, then Joseph Ward (United)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - TBD
- Leader of the Opposition - Harry Holland (Labour) until 18 October, then Joseph Ward (United) from 4th- 10 December, then Gordon Coates (Reform).
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Baildon
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - George Troup
- Mayor of Christchurch - John Archer
- Mayor of Dunedin - William Burgoyne Taverner
- New Zealand signs its first bilateral trade agreement, with Japan.
- 10 January: George Hood and John Moncrieff attempt the first flight from Australia to New Zealand in an aircraft named Aotearoa, but radio signals cease after 12 hours and they are never seen again.
- 14 July: The schooner Isabella de Fraine capsizes on the bar at the entrance to Hokianga harbour, with the loss of all eight crew.
- 24 October: The Weekly Press stops publishing. The magazine started in 1865.
Arts and literature
See: 1928 in music
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- National Champions
- Men's singles: T. Kelly
- Women's singles: E. Hetley
- Men's doubles: R. Creed-Meredith and L. Wilson
- Women's doubles: E. Hetley and F. Harvey
- Mixed doubles: Mr and Mrs E. Dart
The 37th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by A.W.O. Davies of Auckland, his fourth title.
- The 18th New Zealand Open championship was won by Sloan Morpeth, an amateur.
- The 32nd National Amateur Championships were held in Otago 
- Men: T.H. Horton (Masterton) - 2nd title
- Women: Mrs ? Chrystal
- Ted Morgan wins a gold medal in boxing at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, becoming the first New Zealander to win an individual Olympic gold medal while competing for New Zealand. See New Zealand at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
- Ranfurly Shield. The season started with Canterbury holding the shield, and they defended it against South Canterbury (29-9) before losing it to Wairarapa (7-8). Wairarapa held the shield for the remainder of the season, beating Bush (57-11), Marlborough (26-8), Wellington (9-3) and Manawhenua (31-10).
- Tour of New Zealand by Great Britain, who win the test series 2-1
- 1st Test, Dunedin, GB 6-5
- 2nd Test, Christchurch, GB 13 - 5
- 3rd test, Auckland, NZ 17 - 13
- 1928 Chatham Cup won by Petone
- Provincial league champions: 
- 17 March: Patricia Bartlett, pro-censorship activist.
- 3 June: John R Reid, cricketer.
- 4 June: Whakahuihui Vercoe, Archbishop of New Zealand.
- (in England): Marti Friedlander, photographer
- 27 October: James Gardiner, Australian politician.
- Westby Perceval, 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
- http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/Methods%20and%20Services/Tables/historical-pop-estimates.ashx Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- NZ Parliament
- Today in History | NZHistory
- Olive Harris and Chris Lancaster, ed. (2006). "Stories of the Churches - Our Centennial Jewel, based on the thoughts of W. Bro. Max Beazley". Remember the Hokianga. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-473-11859-4.
- "Historical outline of the main Christchurch newspapers". Christchurch City Libraries. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 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
- Ranfurly Shield history at scrum.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
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