Incumbents [ edit ]
Regal and viceregal [ edit ]
Government and law [ edit ]
general election is held on 9 December. Afterwards the 8th Parliament begins.
Main centre leaders [ edit ]
1 October – The first
telephone exchange in New Zealand is opened in Christchurch. [1 ] October – A telephone exchange is opened in Auckland.
Cricket [ edit ]
Auckland Association is formed. [2 ] An Australian team tours the country playing twelve matches against provincial teams. None of the games have first-class status, with the home teams fielding between 12 and 22 players. Australia suffered one loss, but 10 wickets to the Wanganui XXII.
Horse racing [ edit ]
New Zealand Cup winner: Grip
New Zealand Derby winner: The Dauphin
Auckland Cup winner: King Quail
Wellington Cup winner: Natator
see also Category:New Zealand horse races.
Rugby union [ edit ]
Otago union is formed. [2 ]
Provincial club rugby champions include:
see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Shooting [ edit ]
Lieutenant Paynter (Nelson)
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Unknown date [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Romanos, J. (2001)
New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
External links [ edit ]
Media related to 1881 in New Zealand at Wikimedia Commons