1899 in New Zealand
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Economy
- 4 Arts and literature
- 5 Appointments and awards
- 6 Sport
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- Speaker of the House — Sir Maurice O'Rorke
- Prime Minister — Richard Seddon
- Minister of Finance — Richard Seddon
- Chief Justice — Sir Robert Stout replaced Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — David Goldie
- Mayor of Christchurch — Charles Louisson
- Mayor of Dunedin — William Swan followed by Robert Chisholm
- Mayor of Wellington — John Rutherford Blair
- 28 September: Prime Minister Richard Seddon asks Parliament to approve the offer to the imperial government of a contingent of mounted rifles and the raising of such a force if the offer were accepted and thus becoming the first British Colony to send troops to the Boer war. The first New Zealand Army contingent leaves for South Africa before the end of the year.
- 2 November: Balloonist David Maloney (alias Captain Charles Lorraine) is blown out to sea after taking off from Lancaster Park. The balloon crashes into the sea and although Maloney is seen to survive by the time rescuers arrive there is no sign of him and his body is never found. This is the first aviation fatality in New Zealand.
- 6 December: General election.
- 19 December: Māori vote for the general election.
- The Government legislates that from 1900 Labour Day will be a public holiday.
- British expedition led by Carstens Borchgrevink, including several New Zealanders, establishes first base in Antarctica, at Cape Adare
Arts and literature
Appointments and awards
- Primate of New Zealand — William Cowie (Bishop of Auckland)
- Bishop of Christchurch — Churchill Julius
- Bishop of Dunedin — Samuel Nevill
- Bishop of Nelson — Charles Mules
- Bishop of Waiapu — Leonard Williams
- Bishop of Wellington — Frederic Wallis
National champions, Men 
- 100 yards — George Smith (Auckland)
- 250 yards — W. Kingston (Otago)
- 440 yards — W. Kingston (Otago)
- 880 yards — C. Hill (Hawkes Bay)
- 1 mile — S. Pentecost (Canterbury)
- 3 miles — P. Malthus (South Canterbury)
- 120 yards hurdles — George Smith (Auckland)
- 440 yards hurdles — George Smith(Auckland)
- Long jump — R. Brownlee (Otago)
- High jump — R. Brownlee (Otago)
- Pole vault — Jimmy Te Paa (Auckland)
- Shot put — O. McCormack (Otago)
- Hammer throw — W. Madill (Auckland)
National Champion: No tournament held in calendar year (see 1898)
The National Amateur Championships were held in Wellington 
- Men — Arthur Duncan (Wellington) — first title
- Women — K. Rattray (Otago) — second title
- New Zealand Cup — Seahorse
- New Zealand Derby — Seahorse
- Auckland Cup — Blue Jacket
- Wellington Cup — Daunt
Season leaders (1898/99)
- Top New Zealand stakes earner — Screw Gun
- Leading flat jockey — C. Jenkins
- Singles — W. Carswell (Taieri)
- Pairs — T. Mackie and W. Carswell (skip) (Taieri)
- Fours — A. Luoisson, H. Nalder, A. Bishop and W. Barnett (skip) (Christchurch)
- Savile Cup winners — Oroua
National Champions (Men)
- Coxed fours — Picton
- Coxless pairs — Wellington
- Double sculls — Star
- Single sculls — P. Graham (North Shore)
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt — Bandmaster W. King (Oamaru Rifles)
Provincial league champions:
- Auckland: Auckland United
- Otago: Roslyn Dunedin
- Wellington: Wellington Rovers
National champions (Men)
- 100 yards frestyle — T. Edwards (Canterbury)
- 220 yards frestyle — J. Hamilton (Wellington)
- Men's singles — C. Cox
- Women's singles — Kathleen Nunneley
- Men's doubles — C. Cox and J. Collins
- Women's doubles — Kathleen Nunneley and C. Lean
- 25 March: Burt Munro, record-setting motorcyclist
- 26 July: Charles William "Bill" Hamilton, inventor of the jetboat.
- Thomas McDonnell, public servant and military leader.
- List of years in New Zealand
- Timeline of New Zealand history
- History of New Zealand
- Military history of New Zealand
- Timeline of the New Zealand environment
- Timeline of New Zealand's links with Antarctica
- Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
- Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
- "Elections NZ — Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 2008-04-06.
- New Zealand Herald, 2 November 1999. Looking Back.
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand: Accidents and the development of aviation
- Dunmore, Patricia (ed.) (1977). The Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records. p. 21. ISBN 0-908564-08-2.
- National Champions, Men
- edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Mens' Golf — National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz
- As the New Zealand Bowling Association at this time consists entirely of South Island clubs, the first truly "national" championships are not deemed to have begun until 1914.
- "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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