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1917 in New Zealand

1917 in New Zealand


  • Incumbents 1
    • Regal and viceregal 1.1
    • Government 1.2
    • Parliamentary opposition 1.3
    • Main centre leaders 1.4
  • Events 2
  • Arts and literature 3
    • Music 3.1
    • Film 3.2
  • Appointments and awards 4
  • Sport 5
    • Golf 5.1
    • Horse racing 5.2
      • Harness racing 5.2.1
    • Rugby union 5.3
    • Soccer 5.4
  • Births 6
  • Deaths 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9


Regal and viceregal


The 19th New Zealand Parliament continued as a grand coalition led by the Reform Party. The General Election which was due this year was deferred due to the war.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1917 in art, 1917 in literature, Category:1917 books


See: 1917 in music


See: Category:1917 film awards, 1917 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1917 films

Appointments and awards

See: New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand



  • The New Zealand Open championship and National Amateur Championships were not held due to the war.[8]

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby union

  • The Ranfurly Shield (held by Wellington) is not contested as interprovincial matches are cancelled due to the war.


Provincial league champions:[11]

  • Auckland: Brotherhood
  • Canterbury: Linwood
  • Hawke's Bay: Waipukurau
  • Otago: Northern
  • Southland: No competition
  • Wanganui: No competition
  • Wellington: No competition


Category:1917 births


Category:1917 deaths

See also


  1. ^ The office of Governor was renamed Governor-General by Letters Patent of 28 June 1917
  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. ^ "West Coast Times". National Library of New Zealand. 
  5. ^ Most likely a Caudron G.2, predecessor of the G.3
  6. ^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - Henry Wigram
  7. ^ Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
  8. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  11. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
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