1955 in New Zealand

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1955 in New Zealand
Decades:
See also:

Population[edit]

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,164,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1954: 46,400 (2.19%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.2

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 31st New Zealand Parliament continued. In power was the National government under Sidney Holland.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1955 in art, 1955 in literature, Category:1955 books

Music[edit]

See: 1955 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: Category:1955 film awards, 1955 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1955 films

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Arthur Lydiard wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:42:34 in Auckland.

Chess[edit]

  • The 62nd National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 4th successive title).[4]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • The Chatham Cup is won by Western of Christchurch who beat Eastern Suburbs of Auckland 6—2 in the final.[7]
  • New Zealand played 3 matches against South China Athletic[8]
    • 18 June, Christchurch – 1-1 draw
    • 2 July, Wellington – NZ win 7-4
    • 9 July, Auckland – NZ lose 3-5
  • Provincial league champions:[9]
    • Auckland: Mount Albert GSOB
    • Bay of Plenty: Mangakino Utd
    • Buller: Millerton Thistle
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Kiwi United
    • Nelson: Motueka
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: King Edward Technical College OB
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Old Boys
    • Waikato: Huntly Thistle
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Stop Out

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Category:1955 deaths

References[edit]

  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. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  5. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  6. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  8. ^ All whites record
  9. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  10. ^ Steve Woodin FIFA profile
  11. ^ Margaret Knighton NZOC profile[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 

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