1909 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Government
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Regal and viceregal
The 11th New Zealand Parliament commenced.
- Speaker of the House - Sir Arthur Guinness
- Prime Minister - Joseph Ward
- Minister of Finance - Joseph Ward
- Attorney-General - John Findlay
- Chief Justice — Sir Robert Stout
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Arthur Myers then Charles Grey
- Mayor of Wellington - Alfred Newman
- Mayor of Christchurch - Charles Allison
- Mayor of Dunedin - John McDonald then James Walker
- 1 January: The Quackery Prevention Act 1908 becomes law, preventing false advertising in relation to ingredients, composition, structure, nature or operation of a medicine.
- 12 February: Inter-island steamer SS Penguin is wrecked at Cape Terawhiti in Cook Strait with the loss of 75 lives.
- 14 February: The first North Island Main Trunk passenger express train leaves Auckland for Wellington, an overnight trip scheduled to take 19 hours 15 minutes, with a sleeping car, day cars with reclining seats, postal/parcels vans, and a dining car for part of the way.
Arts and literature
See: 1909 in music
National amateur champions
- Heavyweight - M. Ryan (Invercargill)
- Middleweight - S. Monaghan (Ohakune)
- Welterweight - G. Watchorn (Palmerston North)
- Lightweight - J. Finnerty (Invercargill)
- Featherweight - J. Hagerty (Timaru)
- Bantamweight - C. Stewart (Timaru)
- The 22nd National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by F.K. Kelling of Wellington.
- The third New Zealand Open championship was won by J.A. Clements (his second consecutive win).
- The 17th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland 
- Men: Arthur Duncan (Wellington) - 6th title
- Women: Mrs ? Bevan.
- Auckland defend the Ranfurly Shield only once, beating Taranaki 18-5
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Auckland Corinthians
- Canterbury: Burnham Industrial School
- Otago: Dunedin City
- Southland: Murihiku
- Taranaki: Kaponga
- Wellington: Wellington Swifts
- Anthony Wilding and Australian Norman Brookes, as the Australasian team, successfully defend the Davis Cup, beating the United States 5-0. The final is held in Sydney.
- Anthony Wilding wins the men's singles at the Australian Open.
- 15 April: Jack Watts, politician.
- 18 April: Tom Skinner, politician, Federation of Labour president.
- 20 May: Bill Pratney, cyclist.
- 13 June: Ralph Hanan, politician.
- 27 July: Charles Brasch, poet and literary editor.
- 20 August: Alby Roberts, cricketer.
- 15 September: Jean Batten, aviator.
- 31 October: Frank Bateson, astronomer.
- 23 December: Don Cleverley, cricketer.
- 28 April: John Wilson (businessman), businessman and judge
- 7 August: Arthur Remington, politician
- 14 August: Samuel Brown, Mayor of Wellington.
- 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
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- Christchurch City Libraries
- Rendel, David (1975) Civil Aviation in New Zealand: An Illustrated History. Wellington. A.H. & A.W.Reed. ISBN 0-589-00905-2
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- History of NZ open: TVNZ
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
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