1933 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: 1,547,100 
- Increase since previous 31/12/1932: 12,400 (0.81%)
- Males per 100 females: 103.4
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - George Forbes
- Minister of Finance - William Downie Stewart until 28 January, then Gordon Coates (Reform Party)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - George Forbes
- Attorney-General - William Downie Stewart until 28 January, then George Forbes
- Chief Justice — Sir Michael Myers
- Leader of the Opposition - Labour Party: Harry Holland until his death on 8 October, succeeded 12 October by Michael Joseph Savage (Labour).
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Hutchison
- Mayor of Hamilton - Frances Dewsbury Pinford then John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Dan Sullivan
- Mayor of Dunedin - Robert Black then Edwin Thomas Cox
- 26 January: Second session of the 24th Parliament commences.
- 10 March: Parliament goes into recess.
- 21 September: Parliament recommences.
- 22 December: Second session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
- New Zealand's first distinctive coins issued by the New Zealand Treasury, see New Zealand pound.
Arts and literature
See: 1933 in music
The 42nd National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by M.E. Goldstein, of Sydney.
- The 23rd New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss in a playoff against Ted Douglas.
- The 37th National Amateur Championships were held at Titirangi 
- Men: B.V. Wright (Otago)
- Women: Miss O. Kay - her second title
The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Wellington.
- Men's singles champion – W.M. Parkhouse (Wellington Bowling Club)
- Men's pair champions – H.S. Maslin, M.J. Squire (skip) (Hawera Bowling Club)
- Men's fours champions – A.R. Hastings, R. McKenzie, J.M. Brackenridge, L.M. Naylor (skip) (Lyall Bay Bowling Club)
- The Ranfurly Shield was held by Canterbury all season, with defences against Asburton County 31-7, Southland 21-3, Otago 8-5, West Coast 23-14, Buller 13-3, Taranaki 15-15, Sth Canterbury 6-3, King Country 36-0
- A New Zealand team toured Australia:
- 20 May, Sydney: Lost 0-5 vs New South Wales
- 24 May, Bulli: Won 1-0 vs South Coast
- 27 May, Newcastle: Lost 1-7 vs Northern Districts
- 1 June, Ipswich: Lost 4-5 vs Ipswich / West Moreton
- 3 June, Brisbane: Won 5-1 vs Queensland
- 5 June, Brisbane: Lost 2-4 vs Australia
- 10 June, Newcastle: Drew 2-2 vs Australian XI
- 13 June, Cessnock: Lost 0-1 vs South Maitland
- 17 June, Sydney: Lost 4-6 vs Australia
- 21 June, Sydney: Lost 2-3 vs Metropolis
- 24 June, Sydney: Lost 2-4 vs Australia
- 26 June, Granville: Won 4-2 vs Granville
- 28 June, Gladesville: Lost 2-7 vs Gladsville-Ryde
- The Chatham Cup is won by Ponsonby who beat Millerton All Blacks 2—1 in the final.
- Provincial league champions: 
- Auckland: Thistle
- Canterbury: Thistle
- Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
- Nelson: Athletic
- Otago: Maori Hill
- Southland: Corinthians
- Taranaki: Albion
- Waikato: Rotowaro
- Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
- Wellington: Petone
- 21 February: Warren Cooper, politician.
- 8 March (in Hobart): Ronnie Moore, speedway rider.
- 10 March: Patricia Bergquist, zoologist.
- 24 March: Trevor de Cleene, politician.
- 16 April: Joseph Gilbert (Bill) Dillon, politician.
- 28 April: Tim Beaglehole, historian.
- 20 June: Duncan Laing, swimming coach.
- 7 July: Murray Halberg, athlete and philanthropist.
- 10 November: Don Clarke, rugby player.
- 10 December: Gren Alabaster, cricketer.
- 17 December: Bruce Morrison, cricketer.
- 2 August: James McCombs, politician
- 9 August: Hone Riiwi Toia, Māori tribal leader
- 25 August: G. M. Thomson, scientist
- 4 September: Joseph Kemp, Christian fundamentalist.
- 1 October: Te Rata Mahuta, 4th Māori King.
- 8 October: Harry Holland, politician.
- 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[permanent dead link]
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
- McLintock, A. H., ed. (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". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- 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.
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- 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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