1924 in New Zealand

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1924 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1924 in New Zealand.

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[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]

Events[edit]

  • Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward', which was to become the main commercial cultivar of kiwifruit was first grown in 1924.

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1924 in art, 1924 in literature Category:1924 books

Music[edit]

See: 1924 in music

Broadcasting[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: 1924 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1924 films

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 33rd National Chess Championship was held in Wellington, and was won by S. Crakanthorp of Sydney.[3]

Golf[edit]

  • The 11th New Zealand Open championship was won by Ernie Moss, with an aggregate of 301.[4]
  • The 28th National Amateur Championships were held in Auckland [5]
    • Men: L. Quin (Eltham)
    • Women: Mrs ? Peake

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

  • ARC Great Northern Derby – Ballymena

Lawn bowls[edit]

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[8]

  • Men's singles champion – W. Carswell (Taieri Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – James Angus, J.A. Redpath (skip) (Canterbury Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – W. Ure, H.S. Hill, C.G. Maher, Bill Bremner (skip) (West End Bowling Club, Auckland)

Olympic games[edit]

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
0 0 1 1

Rugby union[edit]

  • An All Black team toured the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Canada between September and February 1925. They won all 32 games on tour, and were nicknamed The Invincibles
  • The Ranfurly Shield was held and defended by Hawkes Bay all season.

Rugby League[edit]

  • Great Britain toured New Zealand, losing the test series 2-1
    • 1st test, GB 31 - NZ 18, Dunedin
    • 2nd test, NZ 13 - GB 11, Wellington
    • 3rd test, NZ 16 - GB 8, Auckland

Soccer[edit]

  • 2nd Chatham Cup won by Harbour Board (Auckland)
  • A Chinese Universities football team toured New Zealand, including four matches against the national team:[9]
    • 16 August, Auckland: NZ won 2-1
    • 23 August, Wellington: draw 2-2
    • 6 September, Dunedin: NZ won 5-3
    • 13 September, Christchurch: NZ won 4-2
  • Provincial league champions:[10]
    • Auckland: Harbour Board
    • Canterbury: Sunnyside
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: Seacliff
    • South Canterbury: Albion Rovers
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Taranaki: Kaponga
    • Wanganui: YMCA
    • Wellington: YMCA

Wrestling[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Exact date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  10. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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