The following lists events that happened during
. 1934 in New Zealand
Population [ edit ]
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
Incumbents [ edit ]
Regal and viceregal [ edit ]
Government [ edit ]
24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party.
Parliamentary opposition [ edit ]
Main centre leaders [ edit ]
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.
Arts and literature [ edit ]
1934 in art, 1934 in literature, Category:1934 books
1934 in music
Public broadcasting in New Zealand
Category:1934 film awards, 1934 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1934 films
British Empire Games [ edit ]
The 43rd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by
J.B. Dunlop, of Dunedin, his fourth title. 
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.
Horse racing [ edit ]
Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks
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.
Rugby league [ edit ]
New Zealand national rugby league team
, poet. Fleur Adcock 20 March
, politician. Ralph Maxwell 26 March
, politician. Matiu Rata April
, children's book illustrator. Pamela Allen 9 April:
, politician. Bill Birch 1 August:
, cricketer. John Beck 22 October:
, opera singer. Donald McIntyre 12 November:
, politician. Peter Wilkinson 13 November:
, TV journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner. Peter Arnett 26 December:
, diplomat and civil servant. Don Hunn
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Media related to 1934 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons