1937 in New Zealand
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- 1 Population
- 2 Incumbents
- 3 Events
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Sport
- 6 Births
- 7 Deaths
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Estimated population as of 31 December: 1,601,800 
- Increase since 31/12/1936: 17,200 (1.09%)
- Males per 100 females: 103.1
Regal and viceregal
- Speaker of the House - Bill Barnard (Labour Party)
- Prime Minister - Michael Joseph Savage
- Minister of Finance - Walter Nash
- Minister of Foreign Affairs - Michael Joseph Savage
- Attorney-General - Rex Mason
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland - Ernest Davis
- Mayor of Hamilton - John Robert Fow
- Mayor of Wellington - Thomas Hislop
- Mayor of Christchurch - John Beanland
- Mayor of Dunedin - Edwin Thomas Cox
- 16 January: The Hawke's Bay Herald publishes its final issue before merging with the Hawke's Bay Tribune to form the Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune (now part of Hawke's Bay Today). It started as the Hawke's Bay Herald and Ahuriri Advocate in 1857.
- Milk in schools (a half pint daily for each primary school pupil) started, it was stopped in 1967.
Arts and literature
See: 1937 in music
- May 6 Historic radio link up to cover the arrival of Airship Hindenburg at New Jersey (and hence its destruction by fire). This is probably the first direct international radio broadcast of this nature from such a distance.
- New Zealand Review no.1, Holiday Sounds 
- The 46th National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by H.R. Abbott of Christchurch.
- The 27th New Zealand Open championship was won by J.P. Hornabrook, an amateur, in a three-way playoff with A.J. Shaw and Ernie Moss.
- The 41st National Amateur Championships were held in Hamilton 
- Men: B.M. Silk (Wanganui) - his second title
- Women: Mrs G.W. Hollis
- Chatham Cup competition not held this year.
- An England Amateurs team toured, beating the New Zealand side by a resounding 30-1 aggregate in a three-match series.
- 5 May, Dunedin: NZ 0-12 England Amateurs
- 19 May, Auckland: NZ 0-6 England Amateurs
- 26 May, Wellington: NZ 1-12 England Amateur
- Provincial league champions: 
- 4 March: Graham Dowling, cricketer.
- 11 March: John Ward, cricketer.
- 21 June: John Kent, cartoonist.
- 2 August: Ron Brierley, businessman.
- 10 August (in England): Ian Bradley, naval officer.
- 30 August: Bruce McLaren, racing driver and car designer.
- 21 September: Dennis Browne, Catholic bishop.
- 19 November: Sir Kenneth Keith, Judge.
- 5 December: Roger Douglas, politician.
- Murray Ball, cartoonist.
- Bev Brentnall, cricketer.
- Patricia Grace, author.
- 20 February: Rua Kenana Hepetipa, Māori prophet.
- 19 October: Sir Ernest Rutherford, physicist.
- Thomas Field, politician.
- Sir Frederic Lang, politician - 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Hawke's Bay Herald". National Library of New Zealand.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- List of New Zealand Chess Champions
- "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- List of NZ Trotting cup winners
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- List of New Zealand national soccer matches
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- DNZB biography of Rua Kenana
- Biography of Rutherford
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