1818 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
- January (early) – Te Morenga leads 400 against Ngāiterangi and Ngāti Porou. They destroy the Matarehu pā on Motiti Island but the Ngāiterangi chief, Te Waru, is absent. They proceed to East Cape and campaign for several months against Ngāti Porou.
- 7 February – Hongi Hika leads a second Ngā Puhi campaign against Ngāti Porou. They ravage many villages in the Bay of Plenty before passing East Cape and attacking Ngāti Porou in Hicks Bay.
- November – Te Morenga returns to the Bay of Islands.
- 12 November - Thomas Holloway King, the first European born in New Zealand, dies, and is buried at Rangihoua.
- Thomas Kendall’s school at Rangihoua closes.
- Kendall sends a manuscript spelling book of Māori to the Church Missionary Society but Professor Lee raises some doubts over it. (see 1820)
- 28 July (in England): Thomas Mason, horticulturist and politician.
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- New Zealand Electronic Text Centre: Te Morenga and Hongi Hika's Expeditionto the East Cape, 1818
- New Zealand Encuclopaedia 1966: Te Morenga Biography
- "Tauranga History Timeline". Archived from the original on 14 January 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2007.
- The two raids by Te Morenga and Hongi Hika are retaliation for events resulting from the Venus incident in 1806.
- New Zealand Encyclopaedia 1966: Hongi Hika Biography
- Or early 1819 according to NZETC.
- Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p.309.
- Hansen-King Family Tree Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Thomas Kendall
- James Edward in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.