1958 in New Zealand

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1958 in New Zealand
Decades:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,316,000[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1957: 53,200 (2.35%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.3

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 32nd New Zealand Parliament commenced. In power was the newly elected Labour government led by Walter Nash.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1958 in art, 1958 in literature, Robert Burns Fellowship, Category:1958 books

Music[edit]

See: 1958 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1958 film awards, 1958 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1958 films

Appointments and awards[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 65th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by J.R. Phillips of Auckland.[5]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • The national men's team played seven matches including five internationals:[10]
    • 16 August, Wellington: NZ 2 – 3 Australia
    • 23 August, Auckland: NZ 2 – 2 Australia
    • 26 August, Hamilton: NZ 3 – 0 Waikato XI
    • 31 August, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 7 September, Nouméa: NZ 5 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 14 September, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 18 September, Auckland: NZ 1 – 1 Auckland
  • The Chatham Cup was won by Seatoun for the second consecutive year. They beat Christchurch city 7-1 in the final.[11]
  • Provincial league champions:[12]
    • Auckland: Onehunga
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Millerton Thistle
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Athletic
    • Manawatu: Kiwi United
    • Marlborough: Spartans
    • Nelson: Settlers
    • Northland: Marlin Rovers
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Brigadiers
    • Taranaki: City
    • Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
    • Wairarapa: Masterton Athletic
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Seatoun AFC

Births[edit]

Category:1958 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1958 deaths

References[edit]

See also[edit]