1958 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 References
- 9 See also
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,316,000
- Increase since 31 December 1957: 53,200 (2.35%)
- Males per 100 females: 101.3
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House – Robert Macfarlane.
- Prime Minister – Walter Nash.
- Deputy Prime Minister – Clarence Skinner.
- Minister of Finance – Arnold Nordmeyer.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs – Walter Nash.
- Attorney-General – Rex Mason.
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland – Keith Buttle
- Mayor of Hamilton – Roderick Braithwaite
- Mayor of Wellington – Frank Kitts
- Mayor of Christchurch – Robert Macfarlane then George Manning
- Mayor of Dunedin – Leonard Wright
- 26 June – 'Black Budget', raising taxes on tobacco, alcohol and petrol, passed by second Labour government.
- June – New Zealand's first supermarket, Foodtown, opens at Otahuhu.
- 3 September – Brian Barratt-Boyes performs New Zealand's first open heart surgery at Auckland's Green Lane Hospital.
- 29 September – The emergency number 111 for fire, police and ambulance is introduced; initially only in Masterton and Carterton.
- United States base for Operation Deep Freeze is established at Christchurch Airport.
- The Wairakei Power Station is commissioned. It is New Zealand's first geothermal power station, and only the second large-scale geothermal power station in the world.
Arts and literature
See: 1958 in music
- Raymond Puckett wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:37:28 in Lower Hutt.
- The 65th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by J.R. Phillips of Auckland.
- New Zealand at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games: The New Zealand team of 63 athletes and 11 officials won four gold, six silver and nine bronze medals.
- The All Blacks played three Test matches against the touring Australian side, retaining the Bledisloe Cup:
- The national men's team played seven matches including five internationals:
- 16 August, Wellington: NZ 2 – 3 Australia
- 23 August, Auckland: NZ 2 – 2 Australia
- 26 August, Hamilton: NZ 3 – 0 Waikato XI
- 31 August, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
- 7 September, Nouméa: NZ 5 – 1 New Caledonia
- 14 September, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
- 18 September, Auckland: NZ 1 – 1 Auckland
- The Chatham Cup was won by Seatoun for the second consecutive year. They beat Christchurch city 7-1 in the final.
- Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Onehunga
- Bay of Plenty: Rangers
- Buller: Millerton Thistle
- Canterbury: Western
- Hawke's Bay: Napier Athletic
- Manawatu: Kiwi United
- Marlborough: Spartans
- Nelson: Settlers
- Northland: Marlin Rovers
- Otago: Northern AFC
- Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
- South Canterbury: West End
- Southland: Brigadiers
- Taranaki: City
- Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
- Wairarapa: Masterton Athletic
- Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
- Wellington: Seatoun AFC
- 1 January: Lesley Shankland (later Murdoch), cricketer.
- 7 February: Simon Upton, politician.
- 30 March: Peter Ellis, convicted for child abuse.
- 15 April: John Bracewell, cricket player and coach.
- 16 May (in the U.S.A.): Thomas "Tab" Baldwin, basketball coach.
- 27 May: Neil Finn, singer, songwriter.
- 28 May: Dennis May, karate master.
- 14 September: Jeff Crowe, cricketer.
- 27 September: Mitch Shirra, motorcycle speedway rider.
- 17 November: Frank van Hattum, soccer player.
- 23 November: Martin Snedden, cricketer and sports administrator.
- 30 November: Barry Cooper, cricketer.
- 3 December: Roger Sowry, politician.
- 14 December (In Scotland): Alan Boath, footballer.
- Daryl Crimp, writer, illustrator and cartoonist.
- A J Hackett, extreme sports entrepreneur.
- (in Zambia): Vicky Jones, children's author.
- Tuku Morgan, politician.
- Pio Terei, actor, singer and comedian.
- Jools and Lynda Topp (the Topp Twins, entertainers.
- Jane Wrightson, chief censor.
- 12 March: Bill Barnard, politician – 10th Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- 17 July: William Burgoyne Taverner, MP and Mayor of Dunedin
- 9 October: Merton Hodge, playwright.
- 25 October: James Chapman-Taylor, architect.
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
- "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- Pick and Go rugby results database
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- NZ Soccer
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Lesley Murdoch
- 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