1932 in New Zealand

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1932 in New Zealand
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In 1932, the rebuild of Napier was underway after the devastating 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake; its architecture is regarded today as being one of the finest collections of Art Deco in the world

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,534,700 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1931: 11,900 (0.78%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.6

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 24th New Zealand Parliament commenced with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 23 February: First session of the 24th Parliament commences.[4]
dedication of the War memorial carillion, Wellington
  • 25 April: Dedication ceremony for the New Zealand National War Memorial Carillion in Wellington.
  • 10 May: Parliament goes into recess.
  • 28 June: The Otago Witness, first published in 1851, produces its last issue.[5]
  • 22 September: Parliament recommences.
  • 8 December: First session of the 24th Parliament concludes.

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1932 in art, 1932 in literature, Category:1932 books

Music[edit]

See: 1932 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1932 film awards, 1932 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1932 films

Sport[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 41st National Chess Championship was held in Napier, and was won by G. Gundersen of Melbourne, his second title.[6]

Golf[edit]

  • The 22nd New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his fifth title.[7]
  • The 36th National Amateur Championships were held in Wellington [8]
    • Men: Rana Wagg (Hutt) - 2nd title
    • Women: Mrs J.C. Templar

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

See New Zealand at the 1932 Summer Olympics

Rugby[edit]

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

  • Inaugural Bledisloe Cup won by New Zealand 2-1
  • Ranfurly Shield held by Canterbury all season, with defenses against Sth Canterbury 11-5, Auckland 14-0, West Coast 5-3, Wellington 9-8, Buller 13-0, Waikato 17-6

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team

Soccer[edit]

Births[edit]

Category:1932 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1932 deaths

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  5. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources – 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007. 
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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