1816 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
- Head of State – King George III. With Prince George, Prince of Wales as Prince Regent.
- Governor of New South Wales – Lachlan Macquarie
- 22 January – Large numbers of Māori from North Cape, Whangaroa and Thames visit the mission at Rangihoua.
- February – Thomas and Elizabeth Hansen arrive at Oihi, Rangihoua from Port Jackson on the Active. They are the first non-missionary European family to settle in New Zealand. They eventually raised 11 children who all lived to at least their late 60s.
- March – Tui and Tītore, who arrived the previous year, leave Port Jackson (Sydney) for England in HMS Kangaroo. While there they may have helped Professor Samuel Lee start his Maori dictionary.
- 16 August – Thomas Kendall starts the first school in New Zealand, at Rangihoua. The opening roll is 33.
- William Daldy, politician
- (in England): Edward Dobson, Canterbury provincial engineer
- William Guyton, Mayor of Wellington
- John Wheeler King, the first European male born in New Zealand to reach adulthood
- Henry Tancred, politician
- 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
- NZETC: Maori Wars of the Nineteenth Century, 1816
- "Hansen-King Family Tree". Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Thomas Kendall
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Thomas Kendall Biography
- Green, David (7 April 2006). "Chute, Trevor 1816 – 1886". Dictionary of New Zealand biography.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- "DOBSON BROTHERS, from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966". Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 18 September 2007.
- No Mean City by Stuart Perry (1969, Wellington City Council)
- "Charlotte Badger". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.