1844 in New Zealand
The estimated population of New Zealand at the end of 1844 is 73,900 Māori and 12,447 non-Māori.
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- 26 January: Governor Robert FitzRoy arrives in Wellington to investigate the Wairau Affray.
- February: The Bay of Islands Advocate ceases publishing. It began in 1843.
- 25 September: The New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator prints its final issue. 369 issues were produced.
- 12 October: The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian begins publishing in Wellington. It publishes weekly until its demise in 1865.
- 10 October: Tuhawaiki, tribal leader
- Te Pareihe, tribal 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
- Statistics New Zealand has collated estimates from a number of sources (interpolating where necessary) at "Long-term data series". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14., in particular "A1.1 Total population.xls". Archived from the original (Excel) on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
- Dr. T. M. Hocken F.L.S. (9 July 1902). "Art. VI.—The Beginnings of Literature in New Zealand: Part II., the English Section—Newspapers". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868–1961. p. 107.
- "New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator". National Library of New Zealand.
- "New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian". National Library of New Zealand.