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The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1845 is 72,500 Māori and 12,774 non-Māori.
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- 19 January: Hone Heke cuts down the British flagstaff at Kororareka for the third time in the lead-up to the Flagstaff War.
- 2 April: The Wellington Independent publishes its first issue. The newspaper continues to publish bi-weekly or tri-weekly until 1874.
- 7 June: The New Zealander begins publishing. The Auckland-based newspaper publishes weekly, then bi-weekly and from 1859 daily. It will cease publishing in 1866.
Appointments and awards
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