1923 in New Zealand

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1923 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1923 in New Zealand.


Regal and viceregal[edit]


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

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]


Arts and literature[edit]

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


Production of the musical "Tutankhamen" by L.P.Leary at His Majesty's Theatre in Auckland. Music by Eric Waters.

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 licence 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[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

  • ARC Great Northern Derby – Enthusiasm

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Auckland.[10]

  • Men's singles champion – M. Walker (Ponsonby Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – W. McCallum, T. Edwards (skip) (Temuka Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – R.S. Somervell, J.F. Hosking, V.P. Casey, A. Parsons (skip) (Ponsonby Bowling Club)


  • 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.[11]
  • 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).[11]


  • Inaugural competition for the Chatham Cup won by Seacliff AFC (Otago)
  • New Zealand tour of Australia:[12]
    • 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: [13]
    • 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








Exact date unknown[edit]






See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ NZ Parliament
  4. ^ Trading Economics - New Zealand Inflation Rate (19/03/2014)
  5. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Bowls, men's outdoor—tournament winners". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 6 June 2018. 
  11. ^ a b Palenski, R. and Lambert, M. The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. Moa Almanac Press. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  12. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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