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1923 in New Zealand

1923 in New Zealand


Regal and viceregal


The 21st New Zealand Parliament continued. The Reform Party governed as a minority with the support of independents.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1923 in art, 1923 in literature, Category:1923 books


See: 1923 in music


  • A set of Broadcasting regulations are issued under the Post And Telegraph Act 1920. Under the new regulations the country is divided into four numerical transmission regions. The regulations also stipulate that the owner of a receiving set is to pay an annual license of five shillings while permission to transmit costs two pounds.[1]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: 1923 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1923 films



  • The 32nd National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by J.B. Dunlop of Oamaru, his third title.[5]



  • The 10th New Zealand Open championship was won by A. Brooks.[6]
  • The 27th National Amateur Championships were held in Wanganui [7]
    • Men: J. Goss (Wanganui)
    • Women: Miss E. Vigor Brown

Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

  • ARC Great Northern Derby: Won by Enthusiasm (NZ)


  • A New South Wales team toured New Zealand, playing three matches against the New Zealand team. New Zealand won all three, 19-9, 34-6 and 38-11.[10]
  • Hawkes Bay held and defended the Ranfurly Shield for the full season, defeating Wairarapa (6-0), Wellington (10-6), Poverty Bay (15-0), Canterbury (9-8), Horowhenua (38-11), and Auckland (20-5).[10]


  • Inaugural competition for the Chatham Cup won by Seacliff AFC (Otago)
  • New Zealand tour of Australia:[11]
    • 24 May, Granville: Lost 1-3 vs Granville
    • 26 May, Sydney: drew 2-2 vs New South Wales
    • 29 May, Newcastle: lost 0-2 vs Newcastle
    • 2 June, Ipswich: won 4-2 vs Ipswich / West Moreton
    • 4 June, Brisbane: won 3-1 vs Queensland
    • 6 June, Nambour: won 2-0 vs North Coast
    • 9 June, Brisbane: lost 1-2 vs Australia
    • 13 June, Cessnock: lost 1-2 vs South Maitland
    • 16 June, Sydney: won 3-2 vs Australia
    • 20 June, Sydney: won 3-4 vs Metropolis
    • 23 June, Sydney: won 3-1 vs Granville
    • 25 June, Sydney: drew 1-1 vs New South Wales
    • 30 June, Newcastle: won 4-1 vs Australia
    • 3 July, Weston: lost 1-4 vs South Maitland
    • 7 July, Wollongong: lost 0-2 vs South Coast
    • 11 July, Lithgow: won 4-0 vs Western Districts
  • Provincial league champions: [12]
    • Auckland: North Shore AFC (Devonport)
    • Canterbury: Sunnyside
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: HSOB
    • South Canterbury: Albion Rovers
    • Southland: Nightcaps
    • Taranaki: Hawera
    • Wanganui: Eastown Workshops
    • Wellington: Waterside


Category:1923 births


Category:1923 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ NZ Parliament
  4. ^ Trading Economics - New Zealand Inflation Rate (19/03/2014)
  5. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  6. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  10. ^ a b Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  11. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 
  13. ^ DNZB, Norman Kirk
  14. ^ Obituary, Robert Burchfield
  15. ^ Don Taylor, Cricinfo
  16. ^ Lawrie Miller, Cricinfo
  17. ^ Sonja Davies Obituary, The Guardian
  18. ^ Bert Sutcliffe, Cricinfo
  19. ^ Lindsay Daen biography
  20. ^ Melvin Day
  21. ^ Today in History | NZHistory

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