1924 in New Zealand

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1924 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 21st New Zealand Parliament continued. The Reform Party governed as a minority with the support of independents.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward', which was to become the main commercial cultivar of kiwifruit was first grown in 1924.

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1924 in art, 1924 in literature Category:1924 books


See: 1924 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: 1924 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1924 films




  • The 33rd National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by S. Crakanthorp of Sydney.[3]


  • The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss, with an aggregate of 301.[4]
  • The 28th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland [5]
    • Men: L. Quin (Eltham)
    • Women: Mrs ? Peake

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

  • ARC Great Northern Derby: won by Ballymena (NZ)

Rugby union[edit]

  • An All Black team toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada between September and February 1925. They won all 32 games on tour, and were nicknamed The Invincibles
  • The Ranfurly Shield was held and defended by Hawkes Bay all season.

Rugby League[edit]

  • Great Britain toured New Zealand, losing the test series 2-1
    • 1st test, GB 31 - NZ 18, Dunedin
    • 2nd test, NZ 13 - GB 11, Wellington
    • 3rd test, NZ 16 - GB 8, Auckland


  • 2nd Chatham Cup won by Harbour Board (Auckland)
  • A Chinese Universities football team toured New Zealand, including four matches against the national team:[8]
    • 16 August, Auckland: NZ won 2-1
    • 23 August, Wellington: draw 2-2
    • 6 September, Dunedin: NZ won 5-3
    • 13 September, Christchurch: NZ won 4-2
  • Provincial league champions:[9]
    • Auckland: Harbour Board
    • Canterbury: Sunnyside
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: Seacliff
    • South Canterbury: Albion Rovers
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Taranaki: Kaponga
    • Wanganui: YMCA
    • Wellington: YMCA



Category:1924 births


Category:1924 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  4. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  6. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  8. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  9. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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