1946 in New Zealand

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1946 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1946 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,781,200 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1945: 53,400 (3.09%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.2


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 27th New Zealand Parliament concluded, with the Labour Party in government. Labour was re-elected for a fourth term in the election in November, but with a smaller majority.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1946 in art, 1946 in literature, Category:1946 books


See: 1946 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1946 film awards, 1946 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1946 films



National Champions (Postal Shoot) [4]


  • Lionel Fox wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:40:00 in Wanganui.


National Associations are formed for both men and women (now combined as Basketball New Zealand) and the first championship for men under the control of their association is held.[5] (see 1938 and 1939)

  • Interprovincial champions: Men - (tie) Auckland, Wellington, Otago


  • The 53rd National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by T. Lepviikman of Wellington.[6]


Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

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

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team



Category:1946 births


Category:1946 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1946 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1946


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  4. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  10. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 1946 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons