1952 in New Zealand

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1952 in New Zealand
Decades:

Summary[edit]

The population of New Zealand reaches 2 million.

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,024,600[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1951: 54,100 (2.75%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.1

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 30th New Zealand Parliament continued. In power was the National government under Sidney Holland.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1952 in art, 1952 in literature, Category:1952 books

Music[edit]

See: 1952 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1952 film awards, 1952 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1952 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Jack Clarke wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:38:42 on 1 March in Wanganui.

Chess[edit]

  • The 59th National Chess Championship was held in Napier, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Christchurch (his first title).[4]

Cricket[edit]

Various Tours, New Zealand cricket team

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup was shared by the finalists North Shore United and Western (Christchurch) after the extra time score (1-1) and all criteria for deciding a winner at that time were equal.[7]
  • The national men's soccer team toured to the Pacific, playing 10 matches, 5 of which were internationals:[8]
    • 31 August, Suva: NZ 1 - 0 Suva
    • 3 September, Suva: NZ 8 - 3 Southern Districts
    • 7 September, Suva: NZ 2 - 0 Fiji
    • 9 September, Lautoka: NZ 0 - 0 Lautoka
    • 11 September, Lautoka: NZ 5 - 0 Northern Districts
    • 14 September, Lautoka: NZ 9 - 0 Fiji
    • 16 September, Suva: NZ 5 - 2 Fiji
    • 21 September, Papeete: NZ 2 - 2 Tahiti
    • 25 September, Fautaua: NZ 7 - 1 Chinese Selection
    • 28 September, Papeete NZ 5 - 3 Tahiti
  • Provincial league champions:[9]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
    • Canterbury: Technical OB
    • Hawke's Bay: West End
    • Manawatu: Palmerston North United
    • Nelson: Settlers
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Thistle
    • South Canterbury: Thistle
    • Southland: Brigadiers
    • Taranaki: Overseas
    • Waikato: Pukemiro Junction
    • Wairarapa: Masterton B
    • Wanganui: Technical College Old Boys
    • Wellington: Petone

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1952 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons