1955 in New Zealand

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1955 in New Zealand
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  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,164,800[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1954: 46,400 (2.19%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.2


Regal and viceregal


The 31st New Zealand Parliament continued. In power was the National government under Sidney Holland.

Parliamentary opposition

Main centre leaders


Arts and literature

See 1955 in art, 1955 in literature, Category:1955 books


See: 1955 in music


See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand


See: Category:1955 film awards, 1955 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1955 films



Arthur Lydiard wins his second national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:42:34 in Auckland.


  • The 62nd National Chess Championship was held in Auckland, and was won by Ortvin Sarapu of Auckland (his 4th successive title).[4]

Horse racing

Harness racing


  • The Chatham Cup is won by Western of Christchurch who beat Eastern Suburbs of Auckland 6—2 in the final.[7]
  • New Zealand played 3 matches against South China Athletic[8]
    • 18 June, Christchurch – 1-1 draw
    • 2 July, Wellington – NZ win 7-4
    • 9 July, Auckland – NZ lose 3-5
  • Provincial league champions:[9]
    • Auckland: Mount Albert GSOB
    • Bay of Plenty: Mangakino Utd
    • Buller: Millerton Thistle
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Rovers
    • Manawatu: Kiwi United
    • Nelson: Motueka
    • Northland: Otangarei United
    • Otago: King Edward Technical College OB
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Invercargill Thistle
    • Taranaki: Old Boys
    • Waikato: Huntly Thistle
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Stop Out



Category:1955 deaths


  1. Statistics New Zealand:Historical Population Estimates
  2. Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. List of New Zealand Chess Champions
  5. List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  6. Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
  7. Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com
  8. All whites record
  9. "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Steve Woodin FIFA profile
  11. Margaret Knighton NZOC profile
  12. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

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