1946 in New Zealand

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1946 in New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

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

Population

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,781,200 [1]
  • Increase since 31/12/1945: 53,400 (3.09%)
  • Males per 100 females: 100.2

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Government

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

Events

Arts and literature

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

Music

See: 1946 in music

Radio

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

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

Sport

Archery

National Champions (Postal Shoot) [4]

Athletics

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

Basketball

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

Chess

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

Cricket

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

Soccer

Births

Category:1946 births

Deaths

Category:1946 deaths

See also

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

References

  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. ^ 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.

External links

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