- 1943 in New Zealand
* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,642,000 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1942: 5600 (0.34%)
* Males per 100 Females: 92.9
Regal and Vice Regal
Head of State- George VI
*Governor-General - Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Cyril Newall GCB OM GCMG CBE AM [Statistics New Zealand: "New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990". ISSN 0078-0170 page 52]
The 26th New Zealand Parliament concluded, with the Labour Party in government. Labour was re-elected for a third term in the election in November
* Leader of the Opposition -
Sidney Holland(National Party). [Cite web|url=http://www.elections.org.nz/democracy/leaders-opposition.html|title=Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition|accessdate=2008-04-06]
Main centre leaders
* New Zealand troops take part in invasion of Italy.
25 February: Mutiny by Japanese prisoners of war at Featherston prisoner of war campcamp results in 48 Japanese dead, 61 wounded, plus one dead and 11 injured guards.
3 April: Battle of Manners Streetbetween American and New Zealand servicemen
4 June: The Cromwell to Dunedin Express is derailed while travelling around a bend too fast near Hyde in Central Otago. 21 people were killed and 47 injured of the 113 on board. [http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Kids/NZDisasters/Hyde.asp]
20 June: Several U.S. Marines drown during landing exercises at Paekakariki.
28 August: Eleanor Rooseveltarrives in New Zealand for visit.
3 September: Eleanor Roosevelt flies out from Auckland.
25 September: New Zealand general election 1943.
Arts and literature
1943 in art, 1943 in literature,
1943 in music
Public broadcasting in New Zealand
1943 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand,
Appointments and awards
New Zealand Order of Merit, Order of New Zealand
Archbishop of New Zealand
Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, see appointments to Diocese
The New Zealand Archery Association, now Archery New Zealand, [http://www.archerynz.co.nz/ Archery New Zealand] ] is incorporated.Todd, S. (1976) "Sporting Records of New Zealand." Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7]
The first national championships are held. From now until 1947 the championships are a postal shoot. [In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.]
*Men Open: W. Burton (
New Zealand national rugby league team
Chatham Cupcompetition not held
28 January: Malvina Major, opera singer.
16 March: Dave McKenzie, long-distance runner.
24 March: Kate Webb, journalist.
6 April: Roger Cook, journalist.
12 July: Bruce Taylor, cricketer.
20 July: Chris Amon, Formula 1 racing driver.
19 August: Sid Going, rugby player.
9 September: Keith Murdoch, rugby player.
15 October(in Bosnia): Drago Došen, painter.
7 November: Silvia Cartwright, judge.
16 November: Chris Laidlaw, All Black, diplomat, politician, radio host.
24 November: Barry Milburn, cricketer.
25 December: Hedley Howarth, cricketer.
Gretchen Albrecht, painter.
Mel Courtney, politician.
Brian Easton, economist.
* Richard (Dick) Frizzell, artist.
Alamein Kopu, politician.
Brian Perkins, radio broadcaster (UK).
Georgina Te Heuheu, politician.
1 February: Frank Worsley, sailor and explorer.
6 April: Paraire Karaka Paikea, politician.
27 March: Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu, soldier, VC winner.
27 May: Gordon Coates, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand.
21 August: Hilda Hewlett, aviation pioneer.
6 September: James Cowan, writer, historian and ethnographer.
20 October: John Rigg, politician.
* William Barber, politician. "New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984" by J. O. Wilson (1985, Government Printer, Wellington) ]
List of years in New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand history
History of New Zealand
Military history of New Zealand
Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand
Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
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