1917 in New Zealand

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1917 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1917 in New Zealand.

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 19th New Zealand Parliament continued as a grand coalition led by the Reform Party. The General Election which was due this year was deferred due to the war.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1917 in art, 1917 in literature, Category:1917 books

Music[edit]

See: 1917 in music

Film[edit]

See: Category:1917 film awards, 1917 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1917 films

Sport[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • The New Zealand Open championship and National Amateur Championships were not held due to the war.[9]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Wellington.[12]

  • Men's singles champion – C.R. Ingram (Wellington Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – A. Sawyer, J.J. Martin (skip) (Turanganui Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – J.S. Ryrie, A.R. Coltman, W. Coltman, G.S. Osmond (skip) (Auckland Bowling Club)

Rugby union[edit]

  • The Ranfurly Shield (held by Wellington) is not contested as interprovincial matches are cancelled due to the war.

Soccer[edit]

Provincial league champions:[13]

  • Auckland: Brotherhood
  • Canterbury: Linwood
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Otago: Northern
  • Southland: No competition
  • Wanganui: No competition
  • Wellington: No competition

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 2 December – Betty Batham, marine biologist
  • 7 December – Bert Roth, librarian, historian
  • 8 December – Alan Stewart, rugby union player, university administrator
  • 11 December – Owen Snedden, Roman Catholic bishop
  • 12 December – Alan Deere, military pilot, author
  • 13 December – Keith Hay, construction company founder, politician, conservative activist
  • 24 December – Ronald Triner, road cyclist

Deaths[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The office of Governor was renamed Governor-General by Letters Patent of 28 June 1917
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Noonan, Rosslyn J. (1975). By Design: A brief history of the Public Works Department Ministry of Works 1870-1970. Wellington: Crown copyright. p. 87. 
  5. ^ "West Coast Times". National Library of New Zealand. 
  6. ^ Most likely a Caudron G.2, predecessor of the G.3
  7. ^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - Henry Wigram
  8. ^ Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
  9. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  10. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  11. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.