1949 in New Zealand

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1949 in New Zealand
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Most New Zealanders became New Zealand citizens in addition to being British subjects, as the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948 came into effect.

The National government of Sydney Holland was elected in the New Zealand general election, 1949.

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,892,100 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1948: 38,200 (2.06%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.7

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued. Government was the Labour until after the November general election, which saw it replaced by National Party.

Iriaka Ratana (Labour) is the first Māori woman elected to Parliament.[3]

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1949 in art, 1949 in literature, Category:1949 books

Music[edit]

See: 1949 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1949 film awards, 1949 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1949 films

Sport[edit]

Archery[edit]

National Champions

Athletics[edit]

  • George Bromley wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:40:05.6 in Christchurch.

Basketball[edit]

  • Interpovincial Champions: Men - Wellington
  • Interpovincial Champions: Women - Palmerston North

Chess[edit]

  • The 56th National Chess Championship was held in Wanganui, and was won by A.E. Nield of Auckland.[6]

Cricket[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Rugby[edit]

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

Rugby league[edit]

New Zealand national rugby league team

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Petone who beat Northern 1—0 in the final.[9]
  • Provincial league champions: [10]
    • Auckland: Eden
    • Canterbury: Technical OB
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier HSOB
    • Nelson:
    • Otago: Northern
    • South Canterbury: Northern Hearts
    • Southland: Brigadiers
    • Taranaki: City
    • Waikato: Rotowaro
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Seatoun

Births[edit]

Category:1949 births

Deaths[edit]

Category:1949 deaths

References[edit]

See also[edit]