1927 in New Zealand

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1927 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,450,400[1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1926: 20,700 (1.45%)
  • Males per 100 females: 104.3


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 22nd New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was by the Reform Party with a strong majority, and with the Labour and Liberal parties in opposition.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1927 in art, 1927 in literature, Category:1927 books


See: 1927 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1927 film awards, 1927 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1927 films



  • The New Zealand Badminton Federation, now Badminton New Zealand, is founded and the first National Championships are held, at Wanganui.[5]
    • Men's singles: R. Creed-Meredith
    • Women's singles: E. Hetley
    • Men's doubles: R. Creed-Meredith and M. Fell
    • Women's doubles: E. Hetley and N. Wanklyn
    • Mixed doubles: R. Creed-Meredith and E. Hetley


The 36th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by A.W.O. Davies of Auckland, his third title.[6]


  • The 17th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss.[7]
  • The 31st National Amateur Championships were held in Hamilton [8]
    • Men: Sloan Morpeth (Maungakiekie) - 2nd title
    • Women: Mrs ? Collinson

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]


Category:Rugby union in New Zealand Category:All Blacks Ranfurly Shield

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team


  • 1927 Chatham Cup won by Ponsonby
  • Canada toured New Zealand, playing a series of four internationals which they won 2-1.[11]
    • 25 June, Dunedin: Draw 2-2
    • 2 July, Christchurch: NZ 1-2 Canada
    • 9 July, Wellington: NZ 1-0 Canada
    • 23 July, Auckland: NZ 1-4 Canada
  • Provincial league champions: [12]
    • Auckland: Thistle
    • Canterbury: Nomads
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rangers
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: Northern
    • South Canterbury: Rangers
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Taranaki: Caledonian
    • Waikato: Waihou
    • Wanganui: Eastbrooke
    • Wellington: YMCA


Category:1927 births


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.stats.govt.nz/~/media/Statistics/Methods%20and%20Services/Tables/historical-pop-estimates.ashx Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  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. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (23 April 2009) [First published in 1966]. "The Duke and Duchess of York, 1927". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  8. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  11. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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