1932 in New Zealand
- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,534,700 
- Increase since previous 31/12/1931: 11,900 (0.78%)
- Males per 100 females: 103.6
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - George Forbes
- Minister of Finance - William Downie Stewart (Reform Party)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - George Forbes
- Attorney-General - William Downie Stewart
- Chief Justice — Sir Michael Myers
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Hutchison
- Mayor of Hamilton - Frances Dewsbury Pinford
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Dan Sullivan
- Mayor of Dunedin - Robert Black
- 23 February: First session of the 24th Parliament commences.
- 25 April: Dedication ceremony for the New Zealand National War Memorial Carillion in Wellington.
- 10 May: Parliament goes into recess.
- 28 June: The Otago Witness, first published in 1851, produces its last issue.
- 22 September: Parliament recommences.
- 8 December: First session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
Arts and literature
See: 1932 in music
- The 41st National Chess Championship was held in Napier, and was won by G. Gundersen of Melbourne, his second title.
- The 22nd New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his fifth title.
- The 36th National Amateur Championships were held in Wellington 
- Men: Rana Wagg (Hutt) - 2nd title
- Women: Mrs J.C. Templar
- Inaugural Bledisloe Cup won by New Zealand 2-1
- Ranfurly Shield held by Canterbury all season, with defenses against Sth Canterbury 11-5, Auckland 14-0, West Coast 5-3, Wellington 9-8, Buller 13-0, Waikato 17-6
- The Chatham Cup is won by Wellington Marist who beat Millerton All Blacks 5—0 in the final.
- Provincial league champions: 
- 9 January – Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, politician, longest-serving female member of the House of Representatives (1967–1996) (died 2011)
- 31 January – Derek Quigley, politician.
- 7 May – Robert Webster, virologist.
- 1 June – Frank Cameron, cricketer.
- 4 June – Maurice Shadbolt, writer.
- 23 June – Bob Blair, cricketer.
- 17 October – C. K. Stead, writer.
- 6 December – Paul Reeves, Anglican archbishop, Primate (1980–1985), Governor-General (1985–1990) (died 2011)
- 30 January: Edward Walter, politician.
- 16 May: William Pember Reeves, statesman, poet, historian and social reformer.
- 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
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources – 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- 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.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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