12 August – Marsden arrives in New Zealand on the General Gates on his second visit accompanied by Butler and James Kemp and their families. Marsden accepts the offer of land at Kerikeri from Hongi Hika to start the second Church Missionary Society mission. Butler will be in charge. He is the first resident ordained clergyman in New Zealand.
25 September – Marsden plants the first grape vines in New Zealand.
9 November – Marsden leaves at the end of his second visit.
20 or 21 December – The Butlers and Kemps take up residence in Kerikeri.
Te Rauparaha joins a Ngāpuhi attack on Ngāti Maru in Taranaki. The Ngāpuhi have enough muskets to soon win several battles (the Ngāti Maru have never seen muskets before) and capture a number of pa before continuing on to Cook Strait. When they pass through Kawhia on their return the Ngāpuhi give the Ngāti Toa some muskets. Later in the year Ngāti Toa (possibly led by Te Rauparaha) return to the Cook Strait region looking for a new place to settle as they are under severe pressure from Waikato and Ngāti Maniapoto at Kawhia.