1884 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal
Government and law
- Speaker of the House — Maurice O'Rorke.
- Premier — Harry Atkinson loses the Premiership to Robert Stout on 16 August, regains it on 28 August and loses it again to Stout on 3 September.
- Minister of Finance — Harry Atkinson is replaced on 16 August by Julius Vogel. He is relieved of the position on 28 August and resumes it again on 3 September.
- Chief Justice — Hon Sir James Prendergast
Main centre leaders
- Mayor of Auckland — William Waddel
- Mayor of Christchurch — George Ruddenklau followed by Charles Hulbert
- Mayor of Dunedin — William Parker Street followed by Arthur Scoular
- Mayor of Wellington — George Fisher
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- New Zealand Cup winner: Vanguard
- New Zealand Derby winner: Black Rose
- Auckland Cup winner: The Poet
- Wellington Cup winner: The Poet
- see also Category:Horse races in New Zealand.
- 1884 New Zealand rugby union tour of New South Wales: A New Zealand team makes an overseas tour for the first time. The team makes a return visit (see 1882) to the Southern Rugby Union in New South Wales and wins all eight matches with 167 points for and 17 against.
Provincial club rugby champions include:
- see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand
Ballinger Belt: Private Walter Churton (Wanganui)
- 26 February (in Australia): Frederick Doidge, politician.
- 28 February: Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd Baronet, soldier and politician
- 1 March: William Jarvis Willis, member of the House of Representatives
- 27 April: Henry Tancred, politician
- 1 June: Robert Heaton Rhodes, member of the House of Representatives
- 27 June: Benjamin Tonks, member of the House of Representatives and Mayor of Auckland City
- 13 July: Francis Hull, member of the House of Representatives
- 23 July: William Adams, member of the House of Representatives and provincial superintendent
- 30 August: William Wood, member of the House of Representatives and provincial superintendent
- 7 September: Alfred Nesbit Brown, missionary
- 28 October: Thomas Luther Shepherd, member of the House of Representatives
- 1 December: William Swainson, first Speaker of the New Zealand Legislative Council
- 11 September: (in England) Walter Brodie, member of the House of Representatives
- 20 December: John George Miles, member of the House of Representatives
- 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
- Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
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