1944 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: 1,676,300 
- Increase since 31/12/1943: 34,300 (2.09%)
- Males per 100 females: 94.3
Regal and viceregal
- Head of State - George VI
- Governor-General - Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Cyril Newall GCB OM GCMG CBE AM 
- Speaker of the House - Frederick Schramm (Labour)
- Prime Minister - Peter Fraser
- Minister of Finance - Walter Nash
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Peter Fraser
- Attorney-General - Rex Mason
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - John Allum
- Mayor of Hamilton - Harold Caro
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop then Will Appleton
- Mayor of Christchurch - Ernest Andrews
- Mayor of Dunedin - Andrew Allen then Donald Cameron
- 21 January: New Zealand and Australia sign the Canberra Pact in which they agree to cooperate on international affairs.
- 15 March: New Zealand General Freyberg orders the destruction of the monastery at Cassino using 775 aircraft, 1250 tons of bombs, and 200,000 shells. At the end of the battle, New Zealand has lost 1050 men, one of the worst days in its history.
- 31 October: Refugees from Eastern Poland, 800 including 734 orphaned children, arrive in New Zealand via Siberia & Iran.
Arts and literature
See: 1944 in music
National Champions (Postal Shoot)
- The 51st National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by R.G. Wade of Wellington.
- Chatham Cup competition not held
- Provincial league champions: 
- 7 February: Witi Ihimaera, author
- 6 March: Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer
- 8 April: Tariana Turia, politician
- 12 May: Barry Barclay, filmmaker
- 16 June: Robin Morrison, photographer
- 17 July: Mark Burgess, cricketer
- 22 July: Anand Satyanand, Judge, Ombudsman and 19th Governor-General of New Zealand
- 29 July: Terrence Jarvis, cricketer
- 26 August: Neroli Fairhall, archer (died 2006)
- 30 August: Alex Wyllie, rugby union player and coach
- 10 November: Andy Leslie, rugby union player and administrator
- 18 November: David O'Sullivan, cricketer
- Jack Body, composer
- Philip Culbertson, theologian
- (in Ireland): Bert Hawthorne, motor racing driver
- Keith Locke, environmentalist and politician
- Brian Turner, sportsman and writer
- John Wood, diplomat
- Philip Woollaston, politician
- 12 August: James Hargest, National MP, killed while serving with NZ Army as observer with British forces in Normandy.
- 30 October: Haami Tokouru Ratana, politician and Ratana church leader.
- John Cobbe, politician.
- Henry Holland, mayor of Christchurch.
- John Andrew MacPherson, politician.
- Thomas William Rhodes, 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.
- Today in History | NZHistory
- "Polish Orphans". Te Ara. 16 November 2012.
- In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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