1868 in New Zealand

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Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 4th Parliament continues. The first four Māori MPs are elected in 1868.

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 1 June: The New Zealand Advertiser, which had been absorbed into the New Zealand Times in 1867, is revived. It ceases publication for good in December.[1]
  • Nelson Football Club founded.[2]
  • 2 November: New Zealand Mean Time adopted throughout the colony; New Zealand may be the first country to have adopted a standard time throughout the country.

Appointments and awards[edit]

At New Zealand's 4th General Synod in Auckland Henry Jenner is asked to stand down as Bishop of Dunedin.[3]

Sport[edit]

Cricket[edit]

The Basin Reserve is first used for cricket.[5]

Horse racing[edit]

Major race winners[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup: Flying Jib
  • New Zealand Derby: Flying Jib

Shooting[edit]

Ballinger Belt: Sergeant Taylor (Otago)

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
Specific
  1. ^ "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL". from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: George Augustus Selwyn
  4. ^ Although consecrated Jenner was never enthroned and is not considered to be the first Bishop of Dunedin.
  5. ^ Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7

External links[edit]

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