1867 in New Zealand
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The following lists events that happened during 1867 in New Zealand.
Regal and viceregal
Government and law
The 4th Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Sir David Monro
- Premier — Edward Stafford
- Minister of Finance — William Fitzherbert
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir George Arney
The number of seats in the House of Representatives is increased to 74 with the creation of four Māori seats, and male Māori are given the right to vote. The Legislative Council now has 36 seats.
Main centre leaders
- 5 February: Opening of New Zealand's third railway line: 27 km connecting Invercargill and Bluff.
- 20 May: Alexandra is proclaimed a borough.
- 3 June: The Evening Herald is founded in Wanganui. Around the turn of the 20th century, it changed its name to The Wanganui Herald, and continued to publish until 1986.
- 11 September: The New Zealand Advertiser, first published in 1859, produces a final issue and is absorbed into the New Zealand Times. It is revived for six months in 1868.
- Arrowtown is proclaimed a borough.
- Coromandel Gold Rush (1867–68)
- Major Charles Heaphy is awarded the Victoria Cross. He is the first soldier from any colony to be so decorated.
- While Henry Jenner is fundraising in England for his new diocese there are increasing concerns over his appointment among the New Zealand clergy and the citizens of Dunedin.
A Wellington Cup is held in Wellington. This is no relation to the annual race held from 1874. Racing had only recently been moved from the beaches to Hutt Park in Lower Hutt and Burnham Water in Miramar.
Major race winners
- New Zealand Cup winner: Magenta
- New Zealand Derby winner: Scandal
Ballinger Belt: Sergeant Chisholm (Otago)
- 30 April: Douglas Lysnar, politician.
- 19 May: Frank Moore, political activist.
- (unknown date) John Charles Thomson, politician.
- 16 July: Henry Williams, missionary.
- 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
- New Zealand Parliament – Parliament timeline
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966: Alexandra
- "The Evening Herald". The Evening Herald (1). 3 June 1867. p. 2. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
- "The Wanganui Herald". National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
- "Chapter 2: Early Statistical Sources — 19th Century" (PDF). Statistical publications 1840–2000. Statistics New Zealand. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2007.
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966: Arrowtown
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: George Augustus Selwyn
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications
- Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
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