1946 in New Zealand

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1946 in New Zealand

See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1946 in New Zealand.


  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,781,200[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1945: 53,400 (3.09%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.2


Regal and viceregal


The 27th New Zealand Parliament concluded, with the Labour Party in government. Labour was re-elected for a fourth term in the election in November, but with a smaller majority.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1946 in art, 1946 in literature, Category:1946 books


See: 1946 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1946 film awards, 1946 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1946 films



National Champions (Postal Shoot) [4]


  • Lionel Fox wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:40:00 in Wanganui.


National Associations are formed for both men and women (now combined as Basketball New Zealand) and the first championship for men under the control of their association is held.[5] (see 1938 and 1939)

  • Interprovincial champions: Men – (tie) Auckland, Wellington, Otago


  • The 53rd National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by T. Lepviikman of Wellington.[6]


Horse racing

Harness racing

Lawn bowls

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[9]

  • Men's singles champion – J.S. Martin (Edgeware Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – G.C. Batchelor, S.C.K. Smith (skip) (North End Bowling Club, Invercargill)
  • Men's fours champions – W. Hillhouse, J. Gourley, J. Armstrong, F. White (skip) (Runanga Bowling Club)

Rugby union

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

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team



Category:1946 births


Category:1946 deaths

See also

For world events and topics in 1946 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1946


  1. ^ "Historical population estimates tables". Statistics New Zealand.
  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. ^ In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  6. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  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. ^ 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.
  10. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  11. ^ Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.

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