1934 in New Zealand

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1934 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1934 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,558,400 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1933: 11,300 (0.73%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.3


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5][6]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1934 in art, 1934 in literature, Category:1934 books


See: 1934 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1934 film awards, 1934 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1934 films


British Empire Games[edit]

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
1 0 2 3


  • The 43rd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by J.B. Dunlop, of Dunedin, his fourth title.[7]


  • The 24th New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his 6th title.[8]
  • The 38th National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui [9]
    • Men: B. M. Silk (Wanganui)
    • Women: Miss B. Gaisford - her second title.

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Dunedin.[12]

  • 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)


Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

  • 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.

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team



Category:1934 births


Category:1934 deaths

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  4. ^ Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  5. ^ "Ulm and aircraft (photos)". Poverty Bay Herald in Papers Past (New Zealand). 16 April 1934.
  6. ^ "Ulm delivers message to PM Forbes (photos)". Evening Post in Papers Past (New Zealand). 14 May 1934.
  7. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  11. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  15. ^ Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "Low, Caroline Sarah". teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 2017-07-24.

External links[edit]

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