1934 in New Zealand
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- 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: 1,558,400 
- Increase since previous 31/12/1933: 11,300 (0.73%)
- Males per 100 females: 103.3
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Charles Statham (Independent)
- Prime Minister - George Forbes
- Minister of Finance - Gordon Coates (Reform Party)
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - George Forbes
- Attorney-General - George Forbes
- Chief Justice — Sir Michael Myers
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - George Hutchison
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - Dan Sullivan
- Mayor of Dunedin - Edwin Thomas Cox
- 6 February: Treaty house and grounds at Waitangi dedicated as a national reserve.
- 5 March: Pahiatua is hit by an earthquake recording a magnitude of 7.6 at 11.46pm; see 1934 Pahiatua earthquake
- 28 June: Third session of the 24th Parliament commences.
- 10 November: Third session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
- Banknotes issued by the new Reserve Bank replace those issued by the Trading Banks, see New Zealand pound.
- The first official airmail flight from New Zealand to Australia by Faith in Australia; see Charles UIlm.
Arts and literature
See: 1934 in music
British Empire Games
- The 43rd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by J.B. Dunlop, of Dunedin, his fourth title.
- The 24th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his 6th title.
- The 38th National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui 
- Men: B. M. Silk (Wanganui)
- Women: Miss B. Gaisford - her second title.
The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Dunedin.
- Men's singles champion – W. Carswell (Taieri Bowling Club)
- Men's pair champions – J. McPherson, J. Veitch (skip) (West Harbour Bowling Club)
- Men's fours champions – G. Dickson, F. Redpath, H.F. Gibson, H. Wilson (skip) (Linwood Bowling Club)
- the Bledisloe Cup was won by Australia, with one win and one draw.
- The Ranfurly Shield changed hands twice: Canterbury lost their first defence to Hawkes Bay 0-9. Hawkes Bay defended the shield against Wanganui 39-16 and Taranaki 23-8 before losing it to Auckland 14-18.
- The Chatham Cup is won by Auckland Thistle who beat Christchurch Thistle 2—1 in the final.
- Provincial league champions: 
- 10 February: Fleur Adcock, poet.
- 20 March Ralph Maxwell, politician.
- 26 March Matiu Rata, politician.
- April Pamela Allen, children's book illustrator.
- 9 April: Bill Birch, politician.
- 1 August: John Beck, cricketer.
- 28 September: Mike Bungay, lawyer (in London)
- 22 October: Donald McIntyre, opera singer.
- 12 November: Peter Wilkinson, politician.
- 13 November: Peter Arnett, TV journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner.
- 26 December: Don Hunn, diplomat and civil servant.
- 5 April: Thomas Davey, politician.
- 9 April: John Charles Thomson, politician.
- 11 April: Sir Edwin Mitchelson, politician.
- 6 May: Sir Henry Wigram, businessman and politician.
- 13 July: Kate Sheppard, suffragette.
- 16 July: Carlo Bergamini, sculptor
- 10 August: Caroline Sarah Low, social reformer and peace campaigner.
- 17 August: George Fowlds, politician.
- 13 September John Roberts, mayor of Lower Hutt.
- 19 November: Charles Kendall Wilson, 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
- "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
- "Ulm and aircraft (photos)". Poverty Bay Herald in Papers Past (New Zealand). 16 April 1934.
- "Ulm delivers message to PM Forbes (photos)". Evening Post in Papers Past (New Zealand). 14 May 1934.
- 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.
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "Low, Caroline Sarah". teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
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