1943 in New Zealand

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1943 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1943 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,642,000 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1942: 5600 (0.34%)
  • Males per 100 females: 92.9


Regal and viceregal


The 26th New Zealand Parliament concluded, with the Labour Party in government. Labour was re-elected for a third term in the election in November

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


  • New Zealand troops take part in invasion of Italy.
  • 25 February: Mutiny by Japanese prisoners of war at Featherston prisoner of war camp camp results in 48 Japanese dead, 61 wounded, plus one dead and 11 injured guards.
  • 3 April: Battle of Manners Street between American and New Zealand servicemen
  • 4 June: The Cromwell to Dunedin Express is derailed while travelling around a bend too fast near Hyde in Central Otago. 21 people were killed and 47 injured of the 113 on board. [1]
  • 20 June: Several U.S. Marines drown during landing exercises at Paekakariki.
  • 28 August: Eleanor Roosevelt arrives in New Zealand for visit.
  • 3 September: Eleanor Roosevelt flies out from Auckland.
  • 25 September: New Zealand general election, 1943.
  • Japanese submarines operated in New Zealand waters in 1942 and 1943. They sent reconnaissance aircraft over Auckland and Wellington, but did not carry out any attacks.

Arts and literature

See 1943 in art, 1943 in literature, Category:1943 books


See: 1943 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1943 film awards, 1943 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1943 films



The New Zealand Archery Association, now Archery New Zealand,[4] is incorporated.[5]

The first national championships are held. From now until 1947 the championships are a postal shoot.[6]


Horse racing

Harness racing

Thoroughbred racing

Rugby union

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


  • Chatham Cup competition not held
  • Provincial league champions: [9]
    • Auckland: Metro College
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier HSOB
    • Nelson: No competition
    • Otago: Mosgiel
    • South Canterbury: No competition
    • Southland: No competition
    • Taranaki: RNZAF
    • Waikato: No competition
    • Wanganui: No competition
    • Wellington: Waterside


Category:1943 births


Category:1943 deaths

See also

For world events and topics in 1943 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1943


  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. ^ Archery New Zealand
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  7. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  8. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  10. ^ a b c Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.

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