1932 in New Zealand

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1932 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1932 in New Zealand.

In 1932, the rebuild of Napier was underway after the devastating 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake; its architecture is regarded today as being one of the finest collections of Art Deco in the world


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,534,700 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1931: 11,900 (0.78%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.6


Regal and viceregal


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

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


  • 23 February: First session of the 24th Parliament commences.[4]
dedication of the War memorial carillion, Wellington
  • 25 April: Dedication ceremony for the New Zealand National War Memorial Carillion in Wellington.
  • 10 May: Parliament goes into recess.
  • 28 June: The Otago Witness, first published in 1851, produces its last issue.[5]
  • 22 September: Parliament recommences.
  • 8 December: First session of the 24th Parliament concludes.

Arts and literature

See 1932 in art, 1932 in literature, Category:1932 books


See: 1932 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1932 film awards, 1932 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1932 films



  • The 41st National Chess Championship was held in Napier, and was won by G. Gundersen of Melbourne, his second title.[6]


  • The 22nd New Zealand Open championship was won by Andrew Shaw, his fifth title.[7]
  • The 36th National Amateur Championships were held in Wellington [8]
    • Men: Rana Wagg (Hutt) - 2nd title
    • Women: Mrs J.C. Templar

Horse racing

Harness racing

Lawn bowls

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[11]

  • Men's singles champion – J. Scott (Caledonian Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – Bill Bremner, C. Hardley (skip) (West End Bowling Club, Auckland)
  • Men's fours champions – K.S. Mackay, Len Keys, C.H. de Launay, M. Walker (skip) (Auckland Bowling Club)

Olympic Games

 Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
0 1 0 1


Category:Rugby union in New Zealand

  • Inaugural Bledisloe Cup won by New Zealand 2-1
  • Ranfurly Shield held by Canterbury all season, with defenses against Sth Canterbury 11-5, Auckland 14-0, West Coast 5-3, Wellington 9-8, Buller 13-0, Waikato 17-6

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team









Exact date unknown






See also


  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  4. ^ Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  5. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources – 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical Publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007.
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2009.
  8. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (1966). "Men's 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". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  10. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.

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