1953 in New Zealand

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1953 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,074,700[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1952: 50,100 (2.47%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.1

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 30th New Zealand Parliament continued. The National Party was in its second term in office under Sidney Holland.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1953 in art, 1953 in literature, Category:1953 books

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1953 film awards, 1953 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1953 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 60th National Chess Championship was held in Timaru, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his second title).[7]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Eastern Suburbs (of Auckland) who beat Northern (of Dunedin) 4-3 in the final.[10]
  • Provincial league champions:[11]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
    • Bay of Plenty: Mangakino Utd
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Hastings Wanderers
    • Manawatu: Palmerston North United
    • Nelson: Woodbourne
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: Northern Hearts
    • Southland: Brigadiers, Thistle (shared)
    • Taranaki: City
    • Waikato: Huntly Thistle
    • Wairarapa: Carterton
    • Wanganui: New Settlers
    • Wellington: Wellington Marist

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 1953 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons