1935 in New Zealand

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1935 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1935 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,569,700 [1]
  • Increase since previous 31/12/1934: 11,300 (0.73%)
  • Males per 100 females: 103.1


Regal and viceregal


The 24th New Zealand Parliament continued with the coalition of the United Party and the Reform Party. In November the New Zealand general election, 1935 resulted in a massive win for the opposition Labour Party.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


  • 13 February: Fourth session of the 24th Parliament commences.[4]
  • 5 April: Parliament goes into recess.
  • 29 June: The Christchurch Times ceases publication. The newspaper began as the Lyttelton Times in 1851.[5]
  • 29 August: Parliament recommences.
  • 26 October: Fourth session of the 24th Parliament concludes.
  • 1 November: The 24th Parliament is dissolved.
  • 26 November: Voting in the four Māori electorates for the 1935 General Election.
  • 27 November: Voting in the 76 general electorates for the 1935 General Election.

Arts and literature

See 1935 in art, 1935 in literature, Category:1935 books


See: 1935 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1935 film awards, 1935 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1935 films



  • The 44th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by J.A. Erskine of Invercargill.[6]


  • The 25th New Zealand Open championship was won by Alex Murray.[7]
  • The 39th National Amateur Championships were held in Christchurch [8]
    • Men: J.P. Hornabrook (Masterton)
    • Women: Miss J. Anderson

Horse racing

Harness racing

Lawn bowls

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

  • Men's singles champion – Arthur Engebretsen (Napier Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – H.G. Loveridge, R.N. Pilkington (skip) (Hamilton Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – W.E. Mincham, L.G. Donaldson, W.J. Liversidge, H. Whittle (skip) (Grey Lynn Bowling Club)


Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Hospital of Wellington who beat Western of Christchurch 3—1 in the final.[12]
  • Provincial league champions: [13]
    • Auckland: Ponsonby AFC (Auckland)
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier YMCA
    • Nelson: YMCA
    • Otago: Maori Hill
    • Southland: Corinthians
    • Waikato: Huntly Starr Utd
    • Wanganui: Thistle
    • Wellington: Hospital


Category:1935 births


Category:1935 deaths

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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