Population [ edit ]
Estimated population as of 31 December:
1,558,400 [1 ] Increase since previous 31/12/1933: 11,300 (0.73%)
Males per 100 females: 103.3
Incumbents [ edit ]
Regal and viceregal [ edit ]
Government [ edit ]
24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party.
Parliamentary opposition [ edit ]
Main centre leaders [ edit ]
Treaty house and grounds at Waitangi dedicated as a national reserve. 5 March:
Pahiatua is hit by an earthquake recording a magnitude of 7.6 at 11.46pm; see 1934 Pahiatua earthquake 28 June: Third session of the 24th Parliament commences.
[4 ] 10 November: Third session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
Banknotes issued by the new
Reserve Bank replace those issued by the Trading Banks, see New Zealand pound.
Arts and literature [ edit ]
1934 in art, 1934 in literature, Category:1934 books
1934 in music
Public broadcasting in New Zealand
Category:1934 film awards, 1934 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1934 films
Appointments and awards [ edit ]
New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand
The 43rd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by
J.B. Dunlop, of Dunedin, his fourth title. [5 ]
New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his 6th title. [6 ] The 38th National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui
Men: B. M. Silk (Wanganui)
Women: Miss B. Gaisford - her second title.
Horse racing [ edit ]
Harness racing [ edit ]
Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks
Bledisloe Cup was won by Australia, with one win and one draw. The
Ranfurly Shield changed hands twice: Canterbury lost their first defence to Hawkes Bay 0-9. Hawkes Bay defended the shield against Wanganui 39-16 and Taranaki 23-8 before losing it to Auckland 14-18.
Rugby league [ edit ]
New Zealand national rugby league team
, poet. Fleur Adcock 20 March
, politician. Ralph Maxwell 26 March
, politician. Matiu Rata April
, children's book illustrator. Pamela Allen 9 April:
, politician. Bill Birch 1 August:
, cricketer. John Beck 22 October:
, opera singer. Donald McIntyre 12 November:
, politician. Peter Wilkinson 13 November:
, TV journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner. Peter Arnett 26 December:
, diplomat and civil servant. Don Hunn
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Media related to 1934 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons