1940 in New Zealand

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1940 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,633,600 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1939: -8000 (-0.49%)
  • Males per 100 females: 99.1

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 26th New Zealand Parliament continued with the Labour Party in government.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

The state funeral procession for Michael Joseph Savage, April 1940

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1940 in art, 1940 in literature, Category:1940 books

Music[edit]

See: 1940 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1940 film awards, 1940 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1940 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 49th National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by J.B. Dunlop of Dunedin (his 6th and last title).[4]

Cricket[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Waterside who beat Mosgiel 6—2 in the final.[7]
  • Provincial league champions: [8]
    • Auckland: Comrade
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier HSOB
    • Nelson: No competition
    • Otago: Mosgiel
    • South Canterbury: No competition
    • Southland: No competition
    • Taranaki: RNZAF
    • Waikato: No competition
    • Wanganui: Technical College Old Boys
    • Wellington: Waterside

Births[edit]

Category:1940 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1940 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1940 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1940

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1940 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons