1928 in New Zealand

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1928 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,467,400 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1927: 17,000 (1.17%)
  • Males per 100 females: 104.2


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 22nd New Zealand Parliament concluded.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • New Zealand signs its first bilateral trade agreement, with Japan.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 14 July: The schooner Isabella de Fraine capsizes on the bar at the entrance to Hokianga harbour, with the loss of all eight crew.[6]
  • 24 October: The Weekly Press stops publishing. The magazine started in 1865.[7]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1928 in art, 1928 in literature, Category:1928 books


See: 1928 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1928 film awards, 1928 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1928 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand



  • 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.[8]


  • The 18th New Zealand Open championship was won by Sloan Morpeth, an amateur.[9]
  • The 32nd National Amateur Championships were held in Otago [10]
    • Men: T.H. Horton (Masterton) - 2nd title
    • Women: Mrs ? Chrystal

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]


Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

Rugby league[edit]

  • 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: [14]
    • Auckland: Tramways
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rangers
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: Maori Hill
    • South Canterbury: Colmoco
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Taranaki: Caledonian
    • Waikato: Pukemiro Junction
    • Wanganui: KP's
    • Wellington: YMCA


Category:1928 births


Category:1928 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/Methods%20and%20Services/Tables/historical-pop-estimates.ashx Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ NZ Parliament
  5. ^ Today in History | NZHistory
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Historical outline of the main Christchurch newspapers". Christchurch City Libraries. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2008. 
  8. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  9. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  12. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  13. ^ Ranfurly Shield history at scrum.co.nz
  14. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 

External links[edit]

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