- February 11
- Opening of St Georges private hospital.
- March 17
- Civic Theatre opens in Manchester Street. The theatre was built in the burned out shell of the old Alexandra Hall; part of the Canterbury Exhibition Hall. See 1900 and 1917.
- June 20
- Canterbury Aero Club formed. The first pilot trained by the club was a woman, Aroha Clifford. She may have been New Zealand’s first woman pilot.
- September 11
- Kingsford-Smith and his crew (Ulm, Litchfield and McWilliams) land at Wigram in "Southern Cross" after the first trans-Tasman flight. A crowd of 30,000, alerted by all-night radio broadcasts, had gathered at the airfield.
- November 15
- First performance by Canterbury Repertory Theatre Society, a production of "Milestones".
- (no date)
- First New Zealand speedway at English Park. The city has since produced 3 world champion riders - Ronnie Moore [1954,1959], Barry Briggs [1957,1958,1964,1966], and Ivan Mauger [1968,1969,1970,1972].
- Mecca petrol station (possibly the country’s first) opens in Bealey Avenue outside the Carlton Hotel. It is now the Carlton Florist Shop.