1886 in New Zealand

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1886 in New Zealand
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Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government and law[edit]

The 9th Parliament continues.

Main centre leaders[edit]




The first recorded game of Women's cricket in New Zealand takes place in the Nelson district.[3]

Major race winners[edit]

  • New Zealand Cup — Spade Guinea
  • New Zealand Derby — Disowned
  • Auckland Cup — Nelson (Australian owned)
  • Wellington Cup — Nelson (Australian owned)

Lawn bowls[edit]

The New Zealand Bowling Association is formed with twelve clubs. Only two clubs (from New Plymouth and Auckland) are from the North Island which will eventually lead to the events of 1891.[3] A national championships is held but the winners are not recorded.[4]

Rugby union[edit]

The Wairarapa and Manawatu unions are formed.[3]

Provincial club rugby champions include:

see also Category:Rugby union in New Zealand


Ballinger Belt — Sergeant Remington (Wanganui)


A national tennis association is convened in Hastings .[3] The first National Championships take place later in the 1886–87 season. (see 1887)



See also[edit]


  • Romanos, J. (2001) New Zealand Sporting Records and Lists. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett. ISBN 1-86958-879-7
  1. ^ "New Zealand disasters timeline". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Hill, Richard Synyer (1995). The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove. Dunmore Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-86469-244-7. 
  3. ^ a b c d Todd, S. (1976) Sporting Records of New Zealand. Auckland: Moa Publications. ISBN 0-908570-00-7
  4. ^ The Todd book states that a fours championship (with 28 teams) was held the year that the association was formed (1886) but the list of champions begins in 1888.

External links[edit]

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