- 1940 in New Zealand
* Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,633,600 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8-E7B5-4CF2-B17C-15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls]
* Increase since 31/12/1939: -8000 (-0.49%)
* Males per 100 Females: 99.1
Regal and Vice Regal
The 26th New Zealand Parliament continued with the Labour Party in government.
*Speaker of the House -
Bill Barnard(Labour Party)
*Prime Minister -
Michael Joseph Savagethen Peter Fraser
*Minister of Finance -
*Minister of Foreign Affairs -
Michael Joseph Savagethen Frank Langstone
* Leader of the Opposition -
Adam Hamilton(National Party) until 26 November, then Sidney Holland(National). [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
25 March: John A. Leeis expelled from the governing Labour caucus following his outspoken criticism of dying leader Michael Joseph Savage
27 March: New Zealand's first Labour Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savagedies from cancer in Wellington.
12 July: Pan American Airways flying boat service from Hawaii to Auckland via Canton Island(not Kingman Reef) commences.
Arts and literature
1940 in art, 1940 in literature,
1940 in music
Public broadcasting in New Zealand
Rewi's Last Stand (1940)
One Hundred Crowded Years
1940 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
1940 in sports,
New Zealand national rugby league team
Chatham Cupwon by Waterside (Wellington)
12 January: Dick Motz, cricketer.
17 February: James Laurenson, actor.
23 March: Brian Hastings, cricketer.
10 June(in the USA): Augie Auer, meteorologist.
23 June: Mike Shrimpton, cricketer.
15 July: Ian Athfield, architect.
3 September: Brian Lochore, rugby player
18 September: Bruce Murray cricketer.
18 September: Jon Trimmer, ballet dancer.
24 September: Don Brash, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, politician.
24 October: Martin Campbell, film and TV director.
David Baragwanath, High Court judge.
*Maurice (John) Belgrave, public servant and chief ombudsman.
* (in Australia):
Judith Binney, historian.
Barry Curtis, Mayor of Manukau City.
Robyn Donald, writer.
Tessa Duder, writer.
Joe Hawke, politician.
Merv Wellington, politician.
12 January: Taurekareka Henare, politician.
27 March: Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister.
28 May: Florence Young, missionary.
6 June: F.O. Edgar "Cobber" Kain, first RAF ace of WWII.
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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