1938 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: 1,618,500 
- Increase since 31/12/1937: 16,500 (1.03%)
- Males per 100 females: 103.2
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Bill Barnard (Labour Party)
- Prime Minister - Michael Joseph Savage
- Minister of Finance - Walter Nash
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Michael Joseph Savage
- Attorney-General - Rex Mason
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Ernest Davis
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow then Harold David Caro
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - John Beanland then Robert M. Macfarlane
- Mayor of Dunedin - Edwin Thomas Cox then Andrew Henson Allen
- 19 February: 21 people working on the Wairoa-Gisborne railway are drowned when a flash flood hits a works camp at Kopuawhara near Mahia.
- The Times, formerly The Gisborne Times, is purchased by its opposition, The Poverty Bay Herald, which the following year becomes The Gisborne Herald.
Arts and literature
See: 1938 in music
- New Zealand Review no.5, Mountain Holiday, 
An interprovincial championship is held even though there is no national association at this time.
- Interpovincial Champions - Men: Otago
British Empire Games
- The 47th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by S. Hindin of Christchurch.
- The 28th New Zealand Open championship was won by A.D. Locke.
- The 42nd National Amateur Championships were held in Otago 
- Men: JP.G.F. Smith (Akarana)
- Women - matchplay: Miss S. Collins
- Women - strokeplay: Mrs R. Fullerton-Smith
- The Chatham Cup is won by Waterside who beat Mosgiel 4—0 in the final.
- Provincial league champions: 
- 21 January: Jim Anderton, politician.
- 11 February: Bevan Congdon, cricketer.
- 24 February: Murray Hudson, soldier, winner of the George Cross.
- 26 May: Pauline Parker, convicted murderer.
- 12 July: Stanley Meads, rugby player.
- 24 July: John Sparling, cricketer.
- 29 July: Millie Khan, lawn bowler.
- 10 September: Colin Beyer, lawyer and businessman.
- 11 October: William Taylor, children's writer and politician.
- 28 October (in England): Juliet Hulme, convicted murderer.
- 15 November: Peter Sinclair, radio and television host.
- 24 November: Wynne Bradburn, cricketer.
- 1 December: Bill Playle, cricketer.
- 2 December, Jonathan Hunt, politician and diplomat.
- 17 December: Peter Snell, athlete.
- Ian Lawrence, mayor of Wellington.
- 10 February: Sir Frederic Truby King, director of child welfare
- 30 July: Alfred Brandon, Mayor of Wellington.
- 15 December: James Whyte Kelly, 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
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "Poverty Bay Herald". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
- Mackay, Joseph Angus (1949). "Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.: Earliest Journals and Their Founders".
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- "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
- Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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