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1925 in New Zealand

1925 in New Zealand


Regal and viceregal


The 21st New Zealand Parliament concluded, with its final year being marked by the death of premier William Massey. The Reform Party governed as a minority with the support of independents. Following the general election in November, the Reform Party held a much stronger franchise with 55 of the 80 seats.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


The Government Tourist Court at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, Dunedin

Arts and literature

See: 1925 in art, 1925 in literature, Category:1925 books


See: 1925 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand
  • The Radio Broadcasting Company (RBC) began broadcasts throughout New Zealand


See: 1925 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1925 films

Appointments and awards



  • The 34th National Chess Championship was held in Nelson, and was won by C.J.S. Purdy of Sydney.[3]


  • The 12th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ewen MacFarlane, and amateur.[4]
  • The 29th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [5]
    • Men: T.H. Horton (Masterton)
    • Women: Mrs P.L. Dodgshun (Dunedin).

Horse racing

Harness racing

Rugby union


  • 1925 Chatham Cup won by YMCA (Wellington)
  • Provincial league champions: [9]
    • Auckland: Thistle
    • Canterbury: Sunnyside
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Thistle
    • Otago: Northern
    • South Canterbury: Rangers
    • Southland: Central
    • Taranaki: Manaia
    • Wanganui: Eastown Workshops
    • Wellington: YMCA


See also: Category:1925 births


See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  4. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  8. ^ Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  9. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

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