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1933 in New Zealand

1933 in New Zealand


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,547,100 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1932: 12,400 (0.81%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.4


Regal and viceregal


The 24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party.

Elizabeth McCombs is elected to Parliament, becoming New Zealand's first female MP.[3]

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


  • 26 January: Second session of the 24th Parliament commences.[5]
  • 10 March: Parliament goes into recess.
  • 21 September: Parliament recommences.
  • 22 December: Second session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
  • New Zealand's first distinctive coins issued by the New Zealand Treasury, see New Zealand pound.

Arts and literature

See 1933 in art, 1933 in literature, Category:1933 books


See: 1933 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1933 film awards, 1933 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1933 films

Appointments and awards

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



  • National Champion:


The 42nd National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by M.E. Goldstein, of Sydney.[6]


  • The 23rd New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss in a playoff against E.S. Douglas.[7]
  • The 37th National Amateur Championships were held at Titirangi [8]
    • Men: B.V. Wright (Otago)
    • Women: Miss O. Kay - her second title

Horse racing

Harness racing


  • The Ranfurly Shield was held by Canterbury all season, with defences against Asburton County 31-7, Southland 21-3, Otago 8-5, West Coast 23-14, Buller 13-3, Taranaki 15-15, Sth Canterbury 6-3, King Country 36-0

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team


  • A New Zealand team toured Australia:[11]
    • 20 May, Sydney: Lost 0-5 vs New South Wales
    • 24 May, Bulli: Won 1-0 vs South Coast
    • 27 May, Newcastle: Lost 1-7 vs Northern Districts
    • 1 June, Ipswich: Lost 4-5 vs Ipswich / West Moreton
    • 3 June, Brisbane: Won 5-1 vs Queensland
    • 5 June, Brisbane: Lost 2-4 vs Australia
    • 10 June, Newcastle: Drew 2-2 vs Australian XI
    • 13 June, Cessnock: Lost 0-1 vs South Maitland
    • 17 June, Sydney: Lost 4-6 vs Australia
    • 21 June, Sydney: Lost 2-3 vs Metropolis
    • 24 June, Sydney: Lost 2-4 vs Australia
    • 26 June, Granville: Won 4-2 vs Granville
    • 28 June, Gladesville: Lost 2-7 vs Gladsville-Ryde
  • The Chatham Cup is won by Ponsonby who beat Millerton All Blacks 2—1 in the final.[12]
  • Provincial league champions: [13]
    • Auckland: Thistle
    • Canterbury: Thistle
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: Maori Hill
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Taranaki: Albion
    • Waikato: Rotowaro
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Petone


Category:1933 births


Category:1933 deaths

See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ New Zealand Parliament - Parliament timeline
  4. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  7. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at
  11. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  12. ^ Chatham Cup records,
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

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