1880 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
- Head of State — Queen Victoria
- Governor — Sir Hercules Robinson leaves on 9 September to take up the position of High Commissioner in South Africa. The Hon. Sir Arthur Hamilton-Gordon becomes Governor on 29 November.
Government and law
The 7th New Zealand Parliament continues.
- Speaker of the House — Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier — John Hall (New Zealand)
- Minister of Finance — Harry Atkinson
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — Thomas Peacock followed by James Clark
- Mayor of Christchurch — Charles Thomas Ick
- Mayor of Dunedin — Archibald Hilson Ross
- Mayor of Wellington — William Hutchison
- September: The Waikato Mail begins publishing in Cambridge. The newspaper is produced three times a week. It ceases to publish in 1883.
Wellington Teachers College is opened.
- New Zealand Cup winner: Le Loup
- New Zealand Derby winner: Sir Mordred
- Auckland Cup winner: Foul Play
- Wellington Cup winner: Foul Play
- see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.
Provincial club rugby champions
Ballinger Belt: Sergeant Okey (Taranaki)
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- 12 March: Thomas Birch, Member of Parliament and mayor of Dunedin.
- 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
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