1957 in New Zealand

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1957 in New Zealand
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The following lists events that happened during 1957 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,262,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1956: 53,600 (2.43%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.1


Regal and viceregal[edit]


The 31st New Zealand Parliament continued. In power was the National government under Sidney Holland and later Keith Holyoake. The general election saw the Labour Party win by a narrow two-seat margin.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

See 1957 in art, 1957 in literature, Category:1957 books


See: 1957 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1957 film awards, 1957 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1957 films



Edwin Rye wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:44:56 in Napier.


  • The 64th National Chess Championship was held in Wellington. The title was shared by A. Feneridis of Wellington and J.R. Phillips of Auckland.[7]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

  • The All Blacks played two Test matches against Australia, retaining the Bledisloe Cup:[10]
    • 25 May, Sydney Cricket Ground: New Zealand 25 – 11 Australia
    • 1 June, Exhibition Ground, Brisbane: New Zealand 22 – 9 Australia


  • The national men's team was host to two visiting club sides:[11]
    • 22 June, Wellington: NZ 1 – 1 Eastern Athletic
    • 24 June, Auckland: NZ 2 – 1 Eastern Athletic
    • 27 June, Auckland: NZ 1 – 7 FK Austria
    • 3 August, Wellington: NZ 1 – 7 FK Austria
  • The Chatham Cup is won by Seatoun who beat Technical Old Boys 3—1 in the final.[12]
  • Provincial league champions:[13]
    • Auckland: Eastern Suburbs AFC
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Millerton Thistle
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Hastings Wanderers
    • Manawatu: Ohakea
    • Marlborough: Blenheim Rangers
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: King Edward Technical College OB
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: Northern Hearts
    • Southland: Hotspurs
    • Taranaki: City
    • Waikato: Huntly Thistle
    • Wairarapa: Masterton Athletic
    • Wanganui: New Settlers
    • Wellington: Seatoun AFC


Category:1957 births


Category:1957 deaths

See also[edit]

For world events and topics in 1957 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1957


External links[edit]

Media related to 1957 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons