1956 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Appointments and awards
- 6 Sport
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 References
- 10 See also
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,209,200
- Increase since 31 December 1955: 44,400 (2.05%)
- Males per 100 females: 101.2
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – Elizabeth II
- Governor-General – Lieutenant-General The Lord Norrie GCMG GCVO CB DSO MC.
- Speaker of the House – Mathew Oram
- Prime Minister – Sidney Holland.
- Deputy Prime Minister – Keith Holyoake.
- Minister of Finance – Jack Watts.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Tom Macdonald.
- Attorney-General – Jack Marshall.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland – John Luxford.followed by Thomas Ashby from 1956–57
- Mayor of Hamilton – Roderick Alastair MacDonald Braithwaite
- Mayor of Wellington – Robert Macalister, followed by Frank Kitts.
- Mayor of Christchurch – Robert M. Macfarlane.
- Mayor of Dunedin – Leonard Morton Wright.
- 8 March: Opo the friendly Dolphin dies in the Hokianga.
- 13 March – After 26 years playing international cricket the New Zealand wins its first ever test victory against the West Indies at Eden Park.
Arts and literature
See: 1956 in music
Appointments and awards
- Archbishop of New Zealand
- Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
- Albert Richards wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:31:46 in Christchurch.
- The 63rd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by F.A. Foulds of Auckland.
- The Chatham Cup is won by Stop Out (Lower Hutt) who beat Shamrock (soccer) of Christchurch 4—1 in the final.
- Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Onehunga
- Bay of Plenty: Rangers
- Buller: Millerton Thistle
- Canterbury: Western
- Hawke's Bay: Napier Athletic
- Manawatu: Kiwi United
- Marlborough: Blenheim B
- Nelson: Settlers
- Northland: Kamo Swifts
- Otago: Northern AFC
- Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
- South Canterbury: West End
- Southland: Brigadiers
- Taranaki: Moturoa
- Waikato: Huntly Thistle
- Wairarapa: No competition
- Wanganui: Technical College Old Boys
- Wellington: Stop Out
- 3 January: Judith Tizard, politician
- 6 January: Stephen Cox, cyclist
- 16 January: Mark Burton, politician
- 1 March: Mark Todd, equestrian eventer
- 3 March: John F. Reid, cricketer
- 13 April: Peter 'Possum' Bourne, rally driver
- 17 April: Jaynie Parkhouse, freestyle swimmer
- 26 April: Tinks Pottinger, equestrian eventer
- 8 May: Richard Wilson, soccer player
- 10 May: Chris Kuggeleijn, cricket player and coach
- 23 May: Mark Shaw, rugby union footballer and selector
- 18 August: Andrew Bennie, equestrian eventer
- 8 November: Richard Curtis, screenwriter
- 23 November: Bruce Edgar, cricketer
- 12 December: Barry Pickering, soccer player
- 16 December: Rodney Hide, politician
- James Belich, historian
- Gerry Brownlee, politician
- (in Paris, France) Christopher Marshall, composer
- Jenny Morris, singer
- Vincent Ward, film director
- Douglas Wright, dancer and choreographer
- George Gillett, rugby player.
- Bernard Martin, politician.
- Jim Thorn, labour leader and politician.
- Alexander Young, politician.
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Mark Shaw at AllBlacks.com
- Te Ara
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica