1958 in New Zealand

The following lists events that happened during 1958 in New Zealand.

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1958
in
New Zealand

Decades:
See also:

PopulationEdit

  • Estimated population as of 31 December: 2,316,000[1]
  • Increase since 31 December 1957: 53,200 (2.35%)
  • Males per 100 females: 101.3

IncumbentsEdit

Regal and viceregalEdit

GovernmentEdit

The 32nd New Zealand Parliament commenced. In power was the newly elected Labour government led by Walter Nash.

Parliamentary oppositionEdit

Main centre leadersEdit

EventsEdit

Arts and literatureEdit

See 1958 in art, 1958 in literature, Robert Burns Fellowship, Category:1958 books

MusicEdit

See: 1958 in music

RadioEdit

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

FilmEdit

See: Category:1958 film awards, 1958 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1958 films

SportEdit

AthleticsEdit

British Empire and Commonwealth GamesEdit

  Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
4 6 9 19

ChessEdit

  • The 65th National Chess Championship was held in Christchurch, and was won by J.R. Phillips of Auckland.[5]

Horse racingEdit

Harness racingEdit

Lawn bowlsEdit

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Christchurch.[8]

  • Men's singles champion – Phil Skoglund (Northern Bowling Club)
  • Men's pair champions – C.J. Rogers, James Pirret (skip) (Tuakau Bowling Club)
  • Men's fours champions – W.H. Woods, L.G. Donaldson, A. Connew, Pete Skoglund (skip) (Carlton Bowling Club)

Rugby unionEdit

SoccerEdit

  • The national men's team played seven matches including five internationals:[10]
    • 16 August, Wellington: NZ 2 – 3 Australia
    • 23 August, Auckland: NZ 2 – 2 Australia
    • 26 August, Hamilton: NZ 3 – 0 Waikato XI
    • 31 August, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 7 September, Nouméa: NZ 5 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 14 September, Nouméa: NZ 2 – 1 New Caledonia
    • 18 September, Auckland: NZ 1 – 1 Auckland
  • The Chatham Cup was won by Seatoun for the second consecutive year. They beat Christchurch city 7–1 in the final.[11]
  • Provincial league champions:[12]
    • Auckland: Onehunga
    • Bay of Plenty: Rangers
    • Buller: Millerton Thistle
    • Canterbury: Western
    • Hawke's Bay: Napier Athletic
    • Manawatu: Kiwi United
    • Marlborough: Spartans
    • Nelson: Settlers
    • Northland: Marlin Rovers
    • Otago: Northern AFC
    • Poverty Bay: Eastern Union
    • South Canterbury: West End
    • Southland: Brigadiers
    • Taranaki: City
    • Waikato: Hamilton Technical OB
    • Wairarapa: Masterton Athletic
    • Wanganui: Wanganui Athletic
    • Wellington: Seatoun AFC

BirthsEdit

Category:1958 births

DeathsEdit

Category:1958 deaths

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical population estimates tables". Statistics New Zealand.
  2. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  3. ^ a b c d e Lambert & Palenski: The New Zealand Almanac, 1982. ISBN 0-908570-55-4
  4. ^ "Elections NZ – Leaders of the Opposition". Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  5. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "List of NZ Trotting cup winners". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  7. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Pick and Go rugby results database
  10. ^ List of New Zealand national soccer matches
  11. ^ NZ Soccer Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
  13. ^ "Lesley Murdoch". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2017.

See alsoEdit