1858 in New Zealand
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
The 2nd Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Sir Charles Clifford
- Premier — Edward Stafford.
- Minister of Finance — William Richmond
- Chief Justice — Hon George Arney who had been appointed on 2 September 1857 arrives early in the year.
Provincial Council Chambers are constructed in Wellington. These will eventually become the seat of Parliament.
Appointments and awards
The two dioceses of New Zealand are re-organised as five new dioceses. Bishop Selwyn continues as Primate of New Zealand with the duties of Archbishop.
- Primate of New Zealand – George Selwyn (Bishop of New Zealand)
- Bishop of Christchurch — Henry Harper
- Bishop of Nelson — Edmund Hobhouse
- Bishop of Waiapu — Vacant
- Bishop of Wellington — Charles John Abraham
- 1 April: Frederic Truby King, health reformer, founder of Plunket Society.
- 1 November (in Australia): John Rigg, politician.
- John Luke, politician.
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