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1948 in New Zealand

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The following lists events that happened during 1948 in New Zealand .

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

New Zealand Constitutional monarchy in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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Population

Incumbents

Regal and viceregal

Governor-General of New Zealand representative of the monarch of New Zealand

The Governor-General of New Zealand is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II. As the Queen is shared equally with the 15 other Commonwealth realms, and resides in the United Kingdom, she, on the advice of her prime minister, appoints a governor-general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties within the Realm of New Zealand. Once in office, the governor-general maintains direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time.

Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg military leader, viceroy, Victoria Cross

Lieutenant General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg, was a British-born soldier and Victoria Cross recipient, who served as the 7th Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952.

Victoria Cross highest military decoration awarded for valour in armed forces of various Commonwealth countries

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system. It is awarded for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy" to members of the British Armed Forces. It may be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. It may be awarded to a person of any military rank in any service and to civilians under military command although no civilian has received the award since 1879. Since the first awards were presented by Queen Victoria in 1857, two-thirds of all awards have been personally presented by the British monarch. These investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace.

Government

The 28th New Zealand Parliament continued, with the Labour Party in government.

28th New Zealand Parliament

The 28th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament. It was elected at the 1946 general election in November of that year.

The New Zealand Labour Party, or simply Labour, is a centre-left political party in New Zealand. The party's platform programme describes its founding principle as democratic socialism, while observers describe Labour as social-democratic and pragmatic in practice. It is a participant of the international Progressive Alliance.

Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives

In New Zealand, the Speaker of the House of Representatives is the individual who chairs the country's elected legislative body, the New Zealand House of Representatives. The individual who holds the position is elected by members of the House from among their number in the first session after each general election. The current Speaker is Trevor Mallard, who was initially elected on 7 November 2017.

Robert McKeen New Zealand politician

Robert McKeen was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party. He was Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Prime Minister of New Zealand head of the New Zealand government

The Prime Minister of New Zealand is the head of government of New Zealand. The incumbent Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, took office on 26 October 2017.

Parliamentary opposition

Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand) parliamentary position of the Parliament of New Zealand

In New Zealand, the Leader of the Opposition is the politician who commands the support of the Official Opposition. The Leader of the Opposition by convention leads the largest party not supporting the government: this is usually the parliamentary leader of the second largest caucus in the House of Representatives. In the debating chamber the Leader of the Opposition sits directly opposite the Prime Minister.

Sidney Holland New Zealand politician

Sir Sidney George Holland was a New Zealand politician who served as the 25th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 13 December 1949 to 20 September 1957. He was instrumental in the creation and consolidation of the New Zealand National Party, which was to dominate New Zealand politics for much of the second half of the 20th century.

New Zealand National Party Major New Zealand political party

The New Zealand National Party, shortened to National or the Nats, is a centre-right political party in New Zealand. It is one of two major parties that dominate contemporary New Zealand politics, alongside its traditional rival, the New Zealand Labour Party.

Main centre leaders

Events

Arts and literature

See 1948 in art, 1948 in literature, Category:1948 books

Music

See: 1948 in music

Radio

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film

See: Category:1948 film awards, 1948 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1948 films

Sport

Archery

The national championships are held at a single venue for the first time replacing the previous postal shoot. [6] [7]

National Champions

Athletics

Basketball

Chess

Horse racing

Harness racing

Lawn bowls

The national outdoor lawn bowls championships are held in Dunedin. [11]

Olympic Games

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Rugby union

Category:Rugby union in New Zealand, Category:All Blacks

Rugby league

New Zealand national rugby league team

Soccer

Births

Category:1948 births

Deaths

Category:1948 deaths

See also

For world events and topics in 1948 not specifically related to New Zealand see: 1948

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References

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  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. "Marlborough Express". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 June 2008.
  5. "New Zealand and Italy". NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  6. In a postal shoot clubs compete on specified dates and the results are posted to the Association.
  7. Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN   0-908570-00-7
  8. List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine .
  9. List of NZ Trotting cup winners Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine .
  10. Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine .
  11. 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.
  12. Chatham Cup records, nzsoccer.com Archived 14 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine .
  13. List of New Zealand national soccer matches Archived 29 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine .
  14. "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
  15. ESPN Cricinfo - Dayle Hadlee Archived 23 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine .
  16. Dalvanius Prime - Discogs Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine .
  17. Richard Prebble
  18. The Guardian interview with Michael Baigent Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine .
  19. FIFA record for Sam Malcolmson Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine .
  20. Macalister Price obituary Archived 17 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine .
  21. NZ Olympic Committee [ permanent dead link ]
  22. DNZB Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine .

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